As we took a precursory look at prime Bills candidates for the Pro Bowl for the 2012 season we had to whittle down the list to just a handful. Here are a few others on Buffalo’s roster that could merit Pro Bowl consideration with strong seasons.
Scott Chandler – Had he not suffered a high ankle sprain and maintained his torrid touchdown pace, it would’ve been difficult for AFC voters to ignore his production last year. Another year of seasoning in Buffalo’s offense is only going to lend to more production this year.
Marcell Dareus – He’s on a defensive line that might get him overshadowed by more veteran performers (e.g. both Williams), but if he can dominate week in and week out he could bust down the Pro Bowl door.
Andy Levitre – He’s one of the only 2009 draft choices to have appeared in all 48 games of his career. On durability alone he should merit Pro Bowl consideration, but his chances will hinge on Buffalo’s offensive success and won-loss record.
Rian Lindell – A few seasons ago Lindell hit 23-of-25 field goals for a better than 92% success rate and did not go to the Pro Bowl. A high-scoring season along with a quality won-loss record for the team could finally get him a Pro Bowl nod.
Shawne Merriman – Having been to the Pro Bowl three times already helps his cause, so if he can put together a productive season he stands a very good chance of returning.
C.J. Spiller – Depending on how things shake out in sharing the workload in Buffalo’s backfield, if Spiller has enough highlight reel plays he could earn some consideration, but Fred Jackson’s presence at the same position would likely eat into whatever support Spiller might garner.
George Wilson – He’s well respected around the league and he makes plays. A solid season with a strong team won-loss record could make his uncommon career position change complete.
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