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My AFC South Pro Bowlers

Fan voting counts for one-third of the Pro Bowl results, which is unfortunate because fans treat it like a popularity contest and botch their part.

I just went and filled out my ballot here. If you’re a reader of the blog network, I rate you as smarter than the average fan and urge you to go vote to offset some people who don’t pay us regular visits.

My endorsements don’t mean a lot. But here’s who got my votes from the AFC South:

Running backs: Arian Foster, Maurice Jones-Drew

Receivers: Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne

Fullback: Vonta Leach

Tight end: Marcedes Lewis

Defensive ends: Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis, Jason Babin

Defensive tackle: Terrance Knighton

Return man: Marc Mariani

An explanation on a few close calls:

  • I initially had Greg Jones over Leach before talking to two people I respect who gave their nod to the “Leach to the Beach” campaign. Jones is playing great right now, but Leach may be having a better total season.

  • I like what Vince Manuwai's done at left guard for the Jaguars and he may be my favorite/the best offensive lineman in the division right now, but he wasn’t a starter for the first five games.

  • Josh Scobee's been great. But look at Billy Cundiff. He’s right there with Scobee on makes -- minus a 59-yard game-winner -- and he’s on a record pace for touchbacks.

I'm sure you'll find oversights and I look forward to the conversation this sparks.