The first round of Pro Bowl balloting results arrived on Wednesday, and San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk is the leading voter among fullbacks. The fullback position is being used less and less, but the 49ers make plenty use of Juice in their offense, so it is no surprise he is likely to once again earn a Pro Bowl roster spot.
The 49ers have no other leaders in Pro Bowl voting, but they have players in the hunt. Tight end George Kittle is having a monster season, and currently ranks second among NFC tight ends to Zach Ertz, and third overall behind Ertz and Travis Kelce. The NFL will announce two tight ends for the Pro Bowl, and while Ertz might be the starter, Kittle is likely to be the second NFC tight end. Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton is third among NFC tight ends and seventh overall.
DeForest Buckner is currently second among NFC defensive tackles behind Aaron Donald. Buckner is fourth overall behind Donald, Geno Atkins, and Cameron Heyward. The NFL will likely announce two starters and a third DT, so Buckner has a solid shot at making the roster. Ndamukong Suh is third among NFC defensive tackles, followed by Fletcher Cox, Sheldon Rankins, Kenny Clark, Jarran Reed, and Akiem Hicks.
Finally, kicker Robbie Gould is third among NFC kickers, behind Graham Gano and Will Lutz.
I’m a little surprised Richard Sherman and Joe Staley are not more in the running at their respective positions. It is worth noting the fan vote is worth one-third of the final tally, along with players and coaches. I feel like Sherman and Staley will probably benefit most in that group.
Voting continues through December 13th. You can vote here, and starting November 29th you can vote on Twitter using hashtags.