On Wednesday, the NFL released the results from the first week of 2024 Pro Bowl voting, and several Detroit Lions are in the mix at their respective positions. While no Lions are in the top-10 in overall voting, and no one is at No. 1 at their position, a total of seven Lions players are currently top-10 in voting at their position.
Let’s take a look at each player near the top at their position.
Jared Goff — 9th among QBs
Jared Goff is enjoying a pretty solid season, though he’s dropped off a bit since he started hot. Goff currently ranks fourth in yards (3,288), t-eighth in touchdown passes (20), eighth in passer rating (98.1), and 10th in QBR (60.4).
The quarterbacks ahead of Goff—in order—are: Tua Tagovailoa, C.J. Stroud, Dak Prescott, Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, Brock Purdy, Lamar Jackson, and Josh Allen.
Amon-Ra St. Brown — 4th among WRs
St. Brown is trending towards his second Pro Bowl in a row right now. He currently ranks sixth in receptions (84), sixth in receiving yards (1,042), and tied for 12th in touchdowns (six).
The only three receivers with more Pro Bowl votes than St. Brown are Tyreek Hill, CeeDee Lamb, and A.J. Brown.
Sam LaPorta — 4th among TEs
Lions rookie Sam LaPorta is in the middle of an iconic rookie season. He’s already broken several franchise rookie records and he’s within striking distance of the rookie tight end receiving record for the NFL. LaPorta currently has 679 receiving yards (fourth among TEs) and the rookie record for tight ends in 1,076 by Mike Ditka. LaPorta needs 79.4 yards per game to catch Ditka.
The three tight ends above LaPorta in Pro Bowl voting are Travis Kelce, George Kittle, and T.J. Hockenson.
Penei Sewell — 4th among OTs
Sewell is in the midst of a potentially All-Pro season. He only recently gave up his first sack of the year, and he is PFF’s No. 1 offensive tackle by overall grade (90.0).
Unfortunately for Sewell, the three offensive tackles above him in Pro Bowl voting — Trent Williams, Lane Johnson, and Tyron Smith — are all from the NFC, which could complicate his run at a second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance.
Frank Ragnow — 4th among C
Ragnow has been battling through injury after injury, yet he is still having a fantastic season. Per PFF, Ragnow ranks third in the NFL in overall grade (84.2). He’s been instrumental in the Lions’ running game, which currently ranks fourth in yards per game (137.3) and fourth in yards per carry (4.6).
Jason Kelce, Creed Humphrey, and Tyler Linderbaum have more votes than Ragnow.
Aidan Hutchinson — 7th among defensive ends
Hutchinson hasn’t had a stat-filled season, as he “only” has 5.5 sacks, six tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and an interception. But he has consistently been producing pressures. Per PFF, he ranks sixth among edge defenders in overall grade and third in pressures.
The six edge defenders with more Pro Bowl votes include Myles Garrett, Maxx Crosby, Nick Bosa, Khalil Mack, Trey Hendrickson, and Chase Young.
It’s worth noting that the NFL has a separate category for outside linebackers, so players like T.J. Watt, Micah Parsons, Josh Allen, and Danielle Hunter are in a different category for Pro Bowl voting.
Jake McQuaide — 10th among long snappers
Jake McQuaide has only played four games with the Lions—filling in for Scott Daly after he suffered an injury. McQuaide has actually made the Pro Bowl twice in his career, so it would be neat for him to get his third.
Notable Lions players who were not in the top 10 in Pro Bowl voting include Alim McNeill, David Montgomery, Jahmyr Gibbs, Graham Glasgow, and Alex Anzalone.
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Here’s a look at all the voting results thus far: