NFL: The 5 Biggest NFC Pro Bowl Snubs

Zach GreubelCorrespondent IIDecember 27, 2011

NFL: The 5 Biggest NFC Pro Bowl Snubs

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    There is always controversy surrounding the Pro Bowl selections, as there should be. This season is no different. I've picked out the five guys whom I think got snubbed the most in 2011. Feel free to let me know who you agree on and who you think I got wrong.

    Here are the guys who I thought should have made it in the NFC

    Also check out my five biggest AFC snubs.

No. 5: Aldon Smith, LB/DE, San Francisco 49ers

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    Smith was an integral part of the best defense in football in 2011. He was the Von Miller of the NFC. He should have easily made the NFC Pro Bowl roster, at least as an outside linebacker.  

No. 4: London Fletcher, LB, Washington Redskins

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    Fletcher leads the NFL in tackles, enough said.

No. 3: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Washington Redskins

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    Weatherspoon was one of the most active linebackers in the entire league this season. This is just another example of a talented young guy being pushed over for a veteran (Brian Urlacher).

No. 2: Darren Sproles, RB, New Orleans Saints

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    Sproles has done everything for the Saints this season. Apart from Drew Brees, he's the most valuable offensive weapon they have. He runs effectively, is the best pass-catching running back in football, and returns kicks as good as anyone in the game.

No. 1: Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions

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    As I stated in a previous piece regarding NFC Pro Bowl selections, Stafford deserved a Pro Bowl bid over Manning because his team has clinched a playoff berth for the first time in several years and he's been more consistent.  

    Stafford earns the biggest snub of the NFC award.

     

    Also, check out my five biggest AFC snubs.