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With just one day left to cast your votes for 2018 Pro Bowl, which Raiders earned your vote?

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We are on the eve of the cutoff for fan Pro Bowl voting, so if you feel strongly about who you think is deserving of a spot on the roster, time is running out to make your voice heard.

As a fan, you probably tend to cast most or all your votes for those on your team. But, if we’re being honest, not all of them are worthy of being selected.

As of two weeks ago, the only Raiders player who led the votes at his position was Marquette King. His overall numbers are still among the best at his position, though after some rough games, including recovering from a groin injury, he is no longer leading in any specific category. It’s Titans punter Brett Kern who leads the AFC in both average yards per punt and net yards per punt. King is second in net yards per punt (43.0). King also has the second most touchbacks (6) in the league, which is not a stat you want as a punter.

Khalil Mack is usually a safe bet. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year has 8.5 sacks on the season including a sack in four straight games. Though his QB hits are way down with just 18 on the season. Where Mack destroys every other pass rusher in the game is in his run support. No player in the league with at least 7.5 sacks has more tackles than Mack’s 62. And with his current sack pace, he can easily reach or surpass the 11.0 sack total he had last season.

His pass rush mate Bruce Irvin is on an even more fever pace of late. Irvin has 5.0 sacks the past three games to give him 7.5 on the season. One more sack will give him a career high and his career goal of 10.0 sacks on the season is within reach.

The line has not played nearly at the level they did last season, but one could argue that left guard Kelechi Osemele -- an All Pro last season — and center Rodney Hudson are still the same players, just in a bad situation. Even with the struggles in the run game, they are still outstanding in pass protection.

Tight end Jared Cook has been the Raiders’ best receiver this season. His 621 receiving yards are fourth in the AFC among tight ends. He’s 138 receiving yards away from a new career high. Averaging 47.8 yards per game, he can do it too.

Derek Carr has had a down season for the most part. He’s not in the top four in any category among AFC passers. He has still had some moments and is in the top half in most categories among 15 AFC starting QB’s with at least 300 attempts. He’s 5th in passing yards (2942), 7th in touchdown passes (18), 6th in first downs (144), 7th in first down percentage (34.3%), and 6th in completions over 20 yards (37). In case you’re curious, he’s currently 8th in passer rating (88.8) and well below his 96.7 rating last season.

Cordarrelle Patterson deserves consideration as a kick returner. His 29.0 yards per return leads the NFL among those with at least 12 returns. Though he’s returned just 14 kicks this season because teams have not been kicking to him. Opposing teams have kicked to him just one time over the past four weeks. That’s how much they respect his return abilities. They’d rather take the field position from the up man or the touchback.

Other longer shots include NaVorro Bowman, Gabe Jackson, and TJ Carrie.

In my view those are the only players on this Raiders team that have earned even a mention in the Pro Bowl conversation.

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Poll

Other than Khalil Mack, which Raiders player do you think has most earned a trip to the 2018 Pro Bowl?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    NaVorro Bowman
    (63 votes)
  • 3%
    Derek Carr
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    TJ Carrie
    (3 votes)
  • 10%
    Jared Cook
    (51 votes)
  • 14%
    Rodney Hudson
    (73 votes)
  • 12%
    Bruce Irvin
    (62 votes)
  • 0%
    Gabe Jackson
    (4 votes)
  • 24%
    Marquette King
    (121 votes)
  • 8%
    Kelechi Osemele
    (43 votes)
  • 12%
    Cordarrelle Patterson
    (62 votes)
498 votes total Vote Now