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Ranking Jets' Pro Bowl candidates, from Darrelle Revis to James Carpenter ~ ~ ~

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The Pro Bowl roster will be announced Tuesday night on the NFL Network. A year ago, only one member of the New York Jets was selected -- center Nick Mangold. Defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson played in the game, but he went as an alternate.

The Jets will have better representation in Honolulu this season, count on it.Once again, there's no conference delineation, with players selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players.

Our ranking of their most worthy candidates  :

1. Darrelle Revis, cornerback: He's an absolute lock for his seventh Pro Bowl. At 30, he's still one of the top corners in the league and widely respected by his peers. Aloha, Darrelle.

2. Brandon Marshall, wide receiver: He'll be going to the Pro Bowl with his fourth different team, which might be some kind of record. He's earned it. Marshall is among the league leaders in every major receiving category.

3. Muhammad Wilkerson, defensive end: If he's not among the top six defensive ends, the number selected, something is wrong. For a change, he has an impressive sack total (12) to bolster his candidacy.

4. Nick Mangold, center: He's one of the most valuable players on the Jets, but does he still command the same respect around the league? Chances are, he'll make his seventh Pro Bowl, but it's not a slam dunk.

5. Chris Ivory, running back: Because of injuries, it's a down year for running backs, which helps Ivory's chances. He's sixth in rushing yards, and six will make the Pro Bowl. It'll be a close call.

6. Damon Harrison, nose tackle: He won't make it because he doesn't have stats that jump off the page. It's too bad because he's the prototypical nose tackle.

7. Ryan Fitzpatrick, quarterback: He's having a career year, but the competition is fierce. Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Andy Dalton, Carson Palmer, Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers are locks -- and they take only six. Maybe Fitzpatrick can get to Hawaii as an alternate.

8. James Carpenter, guard: The former first-round pick, a disappointment with the Seattle Seahawks, is enjoying a career renaissance with the Jets. He probably won't make it, but he definitely has raised his stock around the league.

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Ivory was snubbed.  He should be there strictly because he is the best runner in the afc

Ivory apparently is a first alternate, as is Mangold.  So I'd say there's a pretty good chance they make it in the end.

Also keep in mind that RBs this year came almost entirely from the NFC.  The only exception is McCoy, although I have no idea how he made it ahead of Ivory, given Ivory has him beat in nearly every statistical category.

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Ivory apparently is a first alternate, as is Mangold.  So I'd say there's a pretty good chance they make it in the end.

Also keep in mind that RBs this year came almost entirely from the NFC.  The only exception is McCoy, although I have no idea how he made it ahead of Ivory, given Ivory has him beat in nearly every statistical category.

Name recognition and history..... and they needed 1 player from each team.

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Brandon Marshall, WR, sixth Pro Bowl: What can you say? Quite simply, he's having one of the best seasons for a wide receiver in Jets history. He needs one more catch to break Al Toon's record for most receptions in a season (93) and he's chasing Don Maynard's 48-year-old record for most receiving yards (1,434). Marshall has 93 catches, 1,261 yards and 11 touchdowns, re-establishing himself as one of the best in the business. The notoriously enigmatic Marshall has been consistent on and off the field, making last offseason's trade with the Chicago Bears an absolute steal. Marshall credited quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, saying, "I wouldn't have been here if it wasn't for FitzMagic."

Darrelle Revis, CB, seventh Pro Bowl: It hasn't been a vintage Revis season, circa 2009, but he's still one of the premier corners in the league. Covering the opponents' No. 1 receiver, often without safety help, Revis has been involved in seven takeaways -- four interceptions and three fumble recoveries. His only hiccup came against Houston Texans star DeAndre Hopkins, who beat him for a 61-yard touchdown. Aside from that game, he has been a lockdown presence in the secondary. This is his fifth Pro Bowl with the Jets.

Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, first Pro Bowl: It's about time. After getting snubbed in 2013 and 2014, Wilkerson broke down the Pro Bowl wall with his best season -- a career-high 12 sacks. It would've been a travesty if he had been overlooked for a third straight year. A healthy and motivated Wilkerson is a tough dude to block, and he has proven it on a week-to-week basis. He's a nice fit in Todd Bowles' one-gap scheme, which allows him to use his quickness in addition to his brute strength. He'll be a free agent, but he probably will be slapped with the franchise tag.


Chris Ivory, RB: His career year (a personal-best 951 rushing yards) coincided with a down year for running backs, with the injury bug hitting stars such as Le'Veon Bell, Jamaal Charles and Marshawn Lynch. It put Ivory in the Pro Bowl conversation, but his recent decline probably doomed his chances. You could argue he deserved the sixth and final spot over LeSean McCoy, but it's a close call. Ivory was named the first alternate at running back.

Nick Mangold, C: This comes as a surprise. Mangold is a well-respected player throughout the league (see: six Pro Bowls), but he failed to crack the top four. The nods went to Mike Pouncey, Alex Mack, Ryan Kalil and Travis Frederick -- all quality players. Mangold missed the equivalent of two games because of injuries, probably hurting his chances. Some scouts feel Mangold, 31, has slipped, and that he's no longer able to block consistently at the second level. He's the first alternate.

Damon Harrison, NT: He doesn't get the sack numbers (one), which will always hurt him in the Pro Bowl voting, but there aren't too many better run-stuffing interior linemen in the league. Harrison has 50 solo tackles, a high number for a nose tackle.

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