Three LA Rams players are biggest snubs form the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl
By Bret Stuter
One of the best surprises of the Rams defense this season has been the play of first full-time starting defensive back Darious Williams. He has been the heavily targeted teammate of defensive back Jalen Ramsey. Of course, any cornerback who is on the football field with Ramsey will become the first target of every NFL quarterback, and that is exactly what is happening to Williams this year.
Willams has recorded 34 tackles and four interceptions for the Rams, leading the team in picking a receiver’s pockets. Per Pro Football Focus, he has earned a grade of 82.1 so far this season. That is an outstanding grade for a veteran, let alone a previously seldom played player. And so far this year, he has been targeted 63 times, and allowed just 33 completions, an outstanding completion rate of just 52.4 percent.
Rookie defensive back Jordan Fuller is another player who certainly has been playing lights out for a rookie. And considering the fact that he was drafted in the sixth-round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the 199th pick, the Rams truly have discovered a diamond in the rough. So far, he has generated 48 tackles and three interceptions, good enough for second place on the team in the interception department. His true nature was revealed when he was absent and the Rams defense was not nearly as effective.
The LA Rams are on the cusp of earning a playoff berth, and boast a consensus top-three NFL defense. And yet, the Pro Bowl ignored so many vital productive players in a rush to honor players whose best years are likely behind them. Such is the NFL Pro Bowl timeline. First, we applaud the players named. Secondly, we are incensed over the deserving players who are snubbed.