OG – Zack Martin
For the first time in his NFL career, right guard Zack Martin failed to get selected to the Pro Bowl. It’s almost comical that a player of his caliber was left off of the roster. Zack Martin ranked second in the entire NFL with a 96% pass block win rate amongst guards.
Martin ranked fourth in run block win rate making him one of three players in the top five in both categories. Those other players were Colts guard Quenton Nelson and Washington’s Brandon Scherff.
Just to rub salt on this wound, both of those other players are Pro Bowl starters for their respective conferences. Martin ranked higher in both of those categories than fellow NFC player Scherff.
I did not even mention Martin played right tackle and solidified the position until he got hurt on Thanksgiving. This snub feels even worse than the Lawrence pass as Martin has had a great season while being surrounded by mediocre play.
I’m sure that some players will be replaced by Super Bowl contestants and uninterested players but with no game this year, this initial squad should hold up better than rosters selected in the past. In other words, with no game to skip, most players will just in place.
I am interested to see if Martin falls into the Sean Lee category. Back in 2016, Sean Lee missed the Pro Bowl but was selected to the NFL’s All-Pro team. the NFL has done this several times making the calls to change the Pro Bowl process grows a bit louder.
There are Pro Bowl snubs every year but leaving off these two gentlemen feel like the Dallas Cowboys have the two biggest snubs in the entire NFL.