January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Jerry Rice poses with the Pro Bowl trophy after the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Three Possible Rams 2015 Pro Bowlers: Defense


Aug 24, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; St. Louis Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree (52) returns a fumble for a touchdown during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

With the Pro Bowl yesterday and looking at the players who did make it, you have to believe the Rams have a bright future in the game and there is no doubt that more than two Rams will make the game next season.

Earlier today we looked at the Rams players that could make the Pro Bowl next season, now here are the defensive players who could make the 2015 Pro Bowl. Here are a few Rams defensive players that could make the all-star game next season, of course, providing that there is one.

 

Alec Ogletree

There is no doubt that linebacker Alec Ogletree will have  a legitimate shot at the Pro Bowl next season. Ogletree had a great rookie year, and he should only get better and fix some of the things that he didn’t do so well last season.

Ogletree wasn’t rated that high on Pro Football Focus, but when he was on the field, which was for most of the game, he made plays and he made an impact.

It will be difficult for Ogletree to make it as the NFL is pretty deep at outside linebacker, but if Ogletree plays well enough he should definitely make the Pro Bowl.

 

Chris Long

With offenses putting more focus on Robert Quinn next season Chris Long should definitely get back to playing at the Pro Bowl level he is used to playing at. After a “disappointing” 2013 season, it is very possible that Chris Long could bounce back in 2014 and get a shot at lining up across from Quinn in Hawaii.

 

Janoris Jenkins

There is no doubt that Janoris Jenkins has a lot of potential, he showed that in his rookie season. The biggest problem that Jenkins had last season was the defensive play calling and not having a decent safety to help him out.

Another year and offseason to improve and Jenkins could end up in Hawaii. It will be difficult and could be a reach, but there is no doubt Jenkins has the ability to be a Pro Bowl cornerback.

 

These are only the players that could make it next year that didn’t make it this year. Obviously Robert Quinn has a very good shot at making the Pro Bowl once again in 2015.

Obviously as fans you hope your players don’t make the Pro Bowl as you would rather them be in the Super Bowl, but if it’s one thing the Pro Bowl does is that it gives players on smaller market teams like the Rams some recognition, and really what more could you ask for?

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  • http://www.cnsqonline.com cesarnoel

    I would assume that these are 3 additional Pro Bowlers for the Defense, because you cannot leave Robert Quinn off this conversation. Even if the opposing offense double-teams Quinn, he will still get at the minimum of 12 sacks. Ogletree will likely go into the Pro-Bowl if he continues to improve his play. For Jenkins if he reverts back to his rookie season form there’s a possibility. You may want to add T.J. McDonald or JL55 here also.

    • Blaine Grisak

      Yes, Robert Quinn is almost a lock. McDonald I need to see more and JL55 does have a shot. You are right though being on the All-Pro team would be a lot better as the Pro Bowl has become somewhat of a popularity contest.