Five Eagles who deserve Pro Bowl consideration in 2021
Whether you consider the Pro Bowl to be a big deal or not, it is an accolade that players strive for.
Even though the Eagles are 6-7 heading into the bye week, a few players have made a case for themselves regarding Pro Bowl consideration.
Fans can vote for Pro Bowlers through Dec. 16 and get six votes per position.
Jason Kelce, C
Kelce remains one of the most dominant centers in today’s NFL and one of the most available, playing in 117 consecutive games.
In 462 pass-blocking snaps this season, Kelce has only allowed 15 pressures, one sack, and zero QB hits. The Eagles have Landon Dickerson waiting in the wings when Kelce inevitably calls it a career, but until then, we’ll continue to enjoy Kelce paving the way for running backs en route to his 5th Pro Bowl.
I don’t want him to https://t.co/uxz3ezRobv— Miles Sanders (@BoobieMilesXXIV) September 12, 2021
Darius Slay, CB
You’d be hard-pressed to hold a conversation about All-Pro corners this season without including Darius Slay:
- 74.0 rating when targeted
- 30.3 yards allowed per game
- 3 INTs
- 3 TDs
Slay isn’t just locking up regular receivers; he’s shutting down players like DJ Moore, Amari Cooper, and Mike Evans. Per PFF, Slay has the highest coverage grade among CBs since Week 10 at 91.0.
Many questioned if Slay was still a premier corner in this league; he has all but abolished those notions in 2021.
Darius Slay shadowing DJ Moore today:— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) October 10, 2021
• 7 targets
• 42 yards allowed
• 2 INTs pic.twitter.com/x0U3YX6gWU
Javon Hargrave, DT
Hargrave had a monster start to the season, racking up six sacks in the first five games. His production has tailed off since then but is still generating pressure.
Per PFF, Hargrave is ranked 3rd in the league in pass rush behind Aaron Donald and Jonathan Allen. During a year where Flecther Cox’s decline has been more amplified than ever, Hargrave has picked up the slack along the defensive front.
Javon Hargrave strip-sack ✅— PFF (@PFF) September 28, 2021
Fletcher Cox TD ✅pic.twitter.com/6E8C1SltaW
Jordan Mailata, OT
The Eagles took a gamble on Mailata after he beat out first-round pick Andre Dillard in training camp, handing him a $64M contract after playing just one season. The risk has seemingly paid off, with Mailata looking like the left tackle of the future in Philadelphia.
Mailata hasn’t allowed a single QB hit or sack since Week 7 and has only allowed two sacks on the year total. Already one of the top-graded tackles in the league, the 2018 #223 overall pick has proved that he’s worth the contract.
Jake Elliott, K
During a season where kickers have struggled to stay consistent, Jake Elliott has been just that for the Eagles. Elliot is just one of four kickers to make every extra-point attempt this season (min. 20 attempts) and has connected on 92% of his field-goal attempts.
After a down year in 2020, Elliott has redeemed himself in a big way.