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Thursday, January 27, 2011
Pro Bowl embarrassment since 2006 draft

By Mike Sando

Scheduling the Pro Bowl before the Super Bowl has watered down the significance of earning a spot on one of the NFL's all-star squads.

The bar for earning Pro Bowl honors has never been lower.

That makes this little tidbit all the more remarkable: Seattle, St. Louis and Cincinnati have no Pro Bowl players from the draft choices they selected since 2006.

I base that on the rosters I maintain for every team in the league, counting players on active rosters and those who finished the 2010 season on injured reserve.

A quick look at future Pro Bowl prospects for a few Rams and Seahawks draft choices since 2006:
By my count, Tennessee has the most Pro Bowl players from its draft classes since 2006. The Titans have five, but one of them, quarterback Vince Young, will not return to the team. The others: Michael Griffin, Chris Johnson, Cortland Finnegan and Marc Mariani.