The Green Bay Packers enter the 2011 season loaded with talent. Enough talent to warrant multiple Pro Bowl selections when the time comes late in the season.
They could have more than 10 players selected and they could certainly have less, but these are the 10 players who I believe have the best shot at getting the prestigious honor to go to Hawaii.
Unless, of course, they are playing in the Super Bowl again and can't go.
Here is my list of those 10 players. Hope you enjoy and please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and predictions.
Desmond Bishop has finally shed the nickname "Mr. August" and is becoming a force at inside linebacker during the regular season.
He has all the tools to be great and played that way for much of last season. All he needs to do now is repeat and continue to improve as he gains more experience.
Look for Bishop to lead the team in tackles this season.
B.J. Raji is an absolute monster and a force to be reckoned with at the nose. He uses his massive body to clog up running lanes and he uses his quick hands, quick feet and brute strength to get to the quarter back.
The only thing I can see preventing him from a Pro Bowl selection this year is that sometimes nose tackles get over looked.
His stats may not pop off the charts, but he is indeed a great player.
At 34 years old, you wonder when he will start to decline.
Last season he gave up some of his roles to Tramon Williams and Sam Shields and took on the new role of playing in the slot.
He ended the season with a career-high 92 tackles.
I expect another good season out of the ageless Woodson.
It seems that the only thing that can stop Jermichael Finley is his own body.
However, given the nature of his two significant injuries I don't feel that he is as injury prone as some people make him out to be. He also appears to be fully recovered from last season's knee injury.
I expect the Packers to be ultra careful with him, but Aaron Rodgers' favorite target should have a huge year.
Josh Sitton should have made the Pro Bowl last season and I don't think he will be passed over again this year.
The best member of the Packers offensive line, by a mile, should pave the way for an improve run game and help to keep Aaron Rodgers on his feet.
How could a guy who "puts the team on his back" not make the Pro Bowl? Well he certainly plays at that level and puts up the necessary stats; the only thing that could get in his way is the large amount of other talented receivers in the NFC.
With guys like Roddy White, Calvin Johnson, DeSean Jackson, Miles Austin and many more competing with Jennings for the four spots at receiver on the NFC's Pro Bowl roster, he could have a great season and not make it.
I still think that he will, given the fact that he is the best wide out on the best receiving corps in football and should have a great season this year with Rodgers throwing him the ball.
Many consider Charles Woodson to be the best cornerback in football after Darrelle Revis and Nnamdi Asomougha. Well, in my opinion, and the opinion of many others, Tramon Williams is better.
He should be considered one of the elites by season's end.
Nick Collins is in the prime of his career right now, and is one of the best defensive playmakers in the NFL.
He has made three straight Pro Bowls and should make a fourth this year.
Clay Matthews is one of the best players in the NFL and should be a lock for the Pro Bowl this season.
He should also contend to lead the league in sacks once again and lead this defense, which continues to be one of the best in league.
I don't know how, but for some reason Aaron Rodgers actually did NOT make the Pro Bowl last season.
Something tells me that won't happen again this year as the Packers look to repeat as Super Bowl champs.
I expect him to easily eclipse 4,000 yards passing and 30 TDs, also adding about 300-400 yards rushing and another four to five TDs on the ground.
He is possibly the best player in the entire NFL.