The 2015 Pro Bowl rosters will be announced this evening at 5pm Pacific time (8pm Eastern) on NFL Network. There are a few Raiders players who you might hear their name called tonight.
He has made the Pro Bowl the past two seasons and finished second in Pro Bowl voting at fullback behind only Green Bay Packers fullback, John Kuhn. Reece hasn't had a fantastic season but he still holds respect across the league for his overall football skills. Among fullbacks, there are none with the complete game that Reece has including blocking, running, and receiving.
The Defensive Rookie of the Year frontrunner was mysteriously not among the top ten in fan voting, but Pro Football Focus believes he has earned a place on the Pro Bowl roster. His PFF rating is a staggering +56.2 which has surpassed Von Miller (+50.3) as the highest grade of any outside linebacker in the NFL this season. The only player at any position to have a higher grade is Defensive Player of the Year lock, J.J. Watt (+101.0). As one of the most dominant defenders both against the run and in pass rushing, Mack deserves to make this team.
CWood is not getting the attention from the Pro Bowl voters mostly due to his change of positions and being in his 17th year. Most think the numbers he is putting up don't mean much considering he is on a 3-win team that began the season 0-10. But those numbers are no product of being a big fish in a small pond. The future Hall of Famer is performing at a Pro Bowl level at the strong safety position. He is tied for the most combined tackles among safeties (109), is fourth in stops (32), fourth in interceptions (4), and 7th in passes defended (4). If Ed Reed or Troy Polamalu were to perform as Woodson has this season, they would be a shoo in.