Jets' Mo Wilkerson named to first Pro Bowl; joined by Brandon Marshall, Darrelle Revis


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.