Which Minnesota Vikings players deserve to be in the 2020 Pro Bowl?

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Dalvin Cook
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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 20: Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to the start of the game aganist the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 20, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images) /

Lock: Harrison Smith, strong safety

A jack of all trades in the Minnesota Vikings defense, it’s hard to say that Harrison Smith is just a strong safety He plays many roles in the team’s defense and can do anything that is asked of him in the Mike Zimmer defensive scheme.

Smith has made the Pro Bowl the last four years and should be on his way to the fifth. He already has 57 combined tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one sack, and one interception through 10 games.

Many fans and experts know just how important he is to the Vikings defense. He’s a captain on the field and a leader in the secondary who is a veteran in tough situations and rallies the defense on many occasions.

If people vote based on comparative statistics, Smith could be in a bit of trouble. Coming into Week 11, he is eighth in total tackles, tied for fifth in sacks, tied for second in forced fumbles, and tied for fifth in interceptions. Those ties along with big market fan bases are the only way “The Hitman” misses the Pro Bowl.