Three LA Rams players are biggest snubs form the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl

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DB Johnson III

The LA Rams have Jalen Ramsey yes. But one of the keys to the entire defense is safety John Johnson III. He plays full tilt each week, giving it all he’s got. He’s a tackling machine. He calls the defensive coverages for a very complicated defense. And he’s a bad ass in the secondary.

So far this season, he has 95 tackles and one interception in 908 defensive snaps. Translated, that is 100 percent of all defensive snaps played on this defense.  How is that compared to other safeties?  Well don’t take our word for it.


The truth is that Rams John Johnson III is one of the best safeties in the NFL, and the best in the NFC. So who did he lose out to?

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Seriously, seahawks?

The NFC safeties named to the 2021 Pro Bowl were the Seattle Seahwaks duo of Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs. Adams is more linebacker than defensive back in the Seahawks defense. He’s only played 655 defensive snaps due to injury, has 72 tackles and zero interceptions. Worst of all, his PFF grade this year is just 63.8. His teammate, Quandre Diggs, has played in 935 defensive snaps (92 percent) and has just 52 tackles but has claimed four interceptions. His PFF grade is just 63.7 for the year.

The Seattle Seahawks pass defeense is not very good. In fact, they are ranked 32nd in a league of just 32 teams. But their safety duo, two of four defensive backs, are the best of the NFC? That’s laughably bonkers.  John Johnson III is far superior at the safety position than either Diggs or Adams has been this season. His PFF grade of 86.7 reflects his play. Johnson is playing in the final year of his rookie contract, but his command of defense is outstanding.  His is the biggest snub of the Pro Bowl process, and is such a huge gaffe that it places the entire Pro Bowl process on the defense.