There is always one constant thing in the NFL—surprises.
Every year, there are surprises in America's favorite sports, whether it be Super Bowl participants, massive upsets, out-of-nowhere players or Pro Bowl nominees, among other aspects.
Although the Pro Bowl has lost some of it's luster over the last few years, the game still represents the best players in the National Football League.
It's always interesting to see which of your favorite players or the players from your favorite team will earn a trip to Hawaii, whether it be someone going for the first time or for the tenth time. I know I always enjoy seeing what surprises are in store for the Pro Bowl, even if it is something minimal.
There is always at least one player that gets selected who stuns the majority of fans. Last season, Andy Dalton, Ryan Mathews, Geno Atkins and Paul Soliai made the Pro Bowl as alternates, when some people didn't even give some of them the thought of making it to Hawaii. Being selected does lose some recognition when you're an alternate instead of a vote-in, but a selection is still a selection.
There are still many quality players that haven't made the Pro Bowl, even though a few of them substantially deserve it.
In this list, the players given are athletes that have a solid chance of making their first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2012—some of which deserve it and some of which will surprise the fans.
I cannot wait for the NFL season to begin. I know most of y'all agree with me.