Why Trumaine Johnson Should’ve Made the Pro Bowl

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Dec 13, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) is introduced before a game against the Detroit Lions at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Trumaine “Tru” Johnson, the twenty five year old cornerback of the St. Louis Rams, has always been the second best. He was an unranked wide receiver prospect coming out of high school. He attended the University of Montana to play FCS football. He was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft. He’s widely considered the second best cornerback on the Rams’ roster, and now, he’s been snubbed from the 2016 Pro Bowl during his best season as a professional.

When the 2016 Pro Bowl rosters were announced in late December before the Christmas festivities, the selections of defensive tackle Aaron Donald and punter Johnny Hekker were expected. And although rookie running back Todd Gurley was a bit of a surprise in the selection process, the young stud deserved the recognition after taking the NFL by storm following an ACL injury in his final year at Georgia.

It’s quite refreshing as a lifelong Rams fan to see our players recognized on such a level despite an obvious lack of media coverage over the past decade. Donald, Hekker, and Gurley should be names on this roster year after year. However, Johnson should also be amongst them.

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