3 Rookies With Best Shot to Make 2020 NFL Pro Bowl

Dan Israeli
Arizona Cardinals Introduce Kyler Murray
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The 2019 NFL Draft featured a lot of high profile players at the top, from the reigning Heisman Trophy winner to the brother of one of the NFL's top pass rushers.

While it's tough for a rookie to crack a Pro Bowl roster, six rookies accomplished the feat last year, headlined by Giants running back Saquon Barkley and Browns cornerback Denzel Ward, both top four picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The cream should be at the top once again this season, as these three elite draft picks are the most likely to make the Pro Bowl in their NFL debut season.

1. Josh Jacobs, RB, Oakland Raiders

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While he slipped to the 24th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, Josh Jacobs was still the first running back off the board when the Raiders selected him. The Alabama product has every-down back potential from the get-go, and is likely to lead all NFL rookie backs in touches based on his draft slot and limited competition in Oakland. Don't expect Saquon numbers, but if any rookie RB makes the Pro Bowl, Jacobs is the most likely candidate.

2. Nick Bosa, DE, San Francisco Giants

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The second overall pick in the draft, Nick Bosa is the brother of Chargers defensive end (and Pro Bowler) Joey Bosa. Unlike his brother, Nick did not start his NFL career with a contract holdout. While he is nursing a hamstring injury, Bosa is expected to be ready for training camp and is set to make a major impact in San Francisco's front seven. Defensive end is not as loaded in the NFC as it is in the AFC, so if Bosa impresses in year one, he could stamp his ticket to the Pro Bowl.

3. Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals

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The most hyped rookie for the 2019 NFL season is easily quarterback Kyler Murray, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner turned first overall pick of the Arizona Cardinals. Murray gets knocked for his size (5'10" in shoes), but everything else about him is spectacular. Murray is deceptive in the pocket with incredible speed and has the ability to make every throw in the book. As long as the learning curve is not too steep under fellow rookie coach Kliff Kingsbury, Murray can put up some historic numbers in his rookie season, good enough for a Pro Bowl spot and who knows what else.


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