Baltimore Ravens get 12 Pro Bowl spots: 3 big things
2. Pro Bowl results show you how balanced this team is:
The Baltimore Ravens have Pro Bowl players in all three phases of the game. The Ravens have six offensive Pro Bowl players. They have four players who made it on defense. Justin Tucker and Morgan Cox represent the special teams. The Ravens have never had more Pro Bowl representation and they’ve never had more balance on their roster. Along with the entire starting backfield, the Ravens have 75 percent of their starting secondary on the Pro Bowl roster. Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters and Earl Thomas are all Pro Bowl players.
The Ravens have a super team. No team has this much elite talent spread out throughout their roster. The Ravens have a quarterback, a fullback, a running back, a tight end, two offensive linemen, an outside linebacker and three players in the secondary getting Pro Bowl nods. That’s almost unfair. When Eric DeCosta traded for Marcus Peters, he gave the defense what it needed to be a complete unit. DeCosta and Ozzie Newsome need to be credited with putting together this team. The Ravens have an incredibly cost-effective depth chart and it shows you the power of drafting.
If you count undrafted free agents, nine of these Pro Bowl players came through the NFL Draft process. Good drafting allows for a few solid moves to complete the puzzle. That’s what happened here. Bringing in Thomas and Ingram was genius. Trading for Peters was brilliant. Those moves helped solidify the Ravens as a power in the AFC and their takeover of the Pro Bowl roster shows that.