Anthony Harris – S
In 2019, Anthony Harris led the NFL in interceptions, but it didn’t result in a Pro Bowl selection.
Leading the league in picks is not a guarantee to get a player any sort of award, but at the very least, it should have sent Harris to the Pro Bowl, if only in a reserve role. His secondary stablemate, Xavier Rhodes, was granted Pro Bowl admittance and Rhodes was lusterless in 2019.
If the interception total doesn’t tickle your fancy, let’s pivot to his Pro Football Focus grade. Harris scored a 90.5 in 2019 which is impressive for two main reasons. First, it was the best grade any Vikings player received. Not Dalvin Cook, Danielle Hunter, or Stefon Diggs was graded higher than Harris last season.
Next, it was the best Pro Football Focus score of any safety in the NFL. That’s right, it was better than all of the usual suspects like Jamal Adams, Earl Thomas, Minkah Fitzpatrick, and his teammate Harrison Smith.
Perhaps the obvious snub from 2019 will pave the way for 2020 respect.