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2020 Pro Bowl roster: Darius Slay named to 3rd-straight Pro Bowl, 2 Detroit Lions are alternates

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It may have been an ugly year for the Detroit Lions, but at least one player is headed to the Pro Bowl this year.

For the third consecutive season, cornerback Darius Slay has been named to the Pro Bowl. While it hasn’t been Slay’s most successful season—he has just two interceptions and 10 passes defended—he’s maintained a reputation across this league as a top-tier cornerback. It’s worth noting that Slay did not finish among the top vote-getters at his position, which means he likely got the Pro Bowl nod via coaches and players, who each account for one-third of the votes for the Pro Bowl.

In addition to Slay, receiver Kenny Golladay and quarterback Matthew Stafford were announced as alternates for the all-star game. Golladay is the third alternate in the NFC, while Stafford is the fifth alternate.

Golladay is currently leading the NFL with 10 touchdown receptions and is third in yards per catch at 18.8. However, he’s only 10th in total yards. Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin were the four NFC wide receivers named to the 2020 Pro Bowl. With Evans and Godwin currently nursing injuries, there’s a chance Golladay makes it to Orlando this year.

Meanwhile, Stafford remains seventh in passer rating, sixth in QBR and second in yards per attempt despite being sidelined since Week 9 with a back injury. Instead of Stafford, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers were named to the Pro Bowl.

To see the entire Pro Bowl rosters for each conference click here.

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