A 50/50 shot
These are the players from the Minnesota Vikings who wouldn’t be shocking if they made the Pro Bowl based on fan voting, reputation, and stats, but will face a big struggle in trying to prove their worth.
Everson Griffen, DE
Normally, Everson Griffen is a lock for the Pro Bowl. However, this year he missed time due to some mental issues that kept him away from the team for several weeks. Still, there is a chance he could make the team based on the name recognition as well as the success story of him getting back on the field.
Kyle Rudolph, TE
This season, Kyle Rudolph has been sneaky good. While his name hasn’t been called a lot in the passing game this year, he is still on pace for approximately 580 yards, which would beat last year’s total. Still, his two touchdowns his year could see him on the outside looking with others in the conference getting more attention this season.
Eric Kendricks, LB
This is going to be a tough sell, but one that isn’t impossible. Eric Kendricks ranks 23rd in combined tackles this year, hasn’t gotten a sack, interception, or forced fumble. But when watching him play, you see a linebacker with a real nose for the football who is a solid tackler. If he does get in, it will be because of those watching him play, not those looking at stat lines.