The NFL is to announce the 2014 Pro Bowl rosters on Friday, so there is no better time to make a few guesses at who might make the cut for the Buffalo Bills.
We'll break it down into a few different categories:
LB Kiko Alonso -- The rookie burst onto the scene early in the season. While he hasn't snagged an interception since Week 4 -- he has four this season -- Alonso has played every defensive snap and ranks fourth in the NFL in tackles. As of last week, he was the leading vote-getter at his position.
DT Marcell Dareus -- The third overall pick has been a force on the defensive line throughout the season, setting a career high with 7.5 sacks. He has received the second-most fan votes at his position as of last week, putting him in good position to make the Pro Bowl cut.
DE Mario Williams -- Williams ranks third in the NFL with 13 sacks. It's fair to question whether Williams tailed off after a fast start -- he had 4.5 sacks in Week 2-- but it's also worth noting that Williams draws the attention of most offensive lines. He has the third-most fan votes among defensive ends.
DT Kyle Williams -- The Bills' second-most veteran player (behind punter Brian Moorman) is the fourth-leading vote-getter at his position. Like Dareus, Williams has benefited from the pressure-based scheme implemented by defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. He has set a career high with 10.5 sacks.
S Jairus Byrd -- The former Pro Bowler ranks eighth among free safeties in fan voting. While he's unlikely to make a return trip in Hawaii, Byrd has made four interceptions in just eight games started.
S Aaron Williams -- Williams converted from cornerback last offseason, and has settled in well at safety. He has four interceptions, and ranks seventh among strong safeties on the fan ballot.