Alabama in the Pros

Four players representing Alabama football in 2019 NFL Pro Bowl

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The roster is out for the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl and once again, the University of Alabama is well represented.  

Per the votes, four former UA players will participate in the event on Jan. 27 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.

Linebacker C.J. Mosley comes out of the AFC, while wide receiver Julio Jones and safeties Eddie Jackson and Landon Collins are all from the NFC. 

Mosley, a fifth-year veteran, is leading the Baltimore Ravens in tackles for a second straight season. After totaling 132 tackles in 2017, he has 91 stops through 14 regular season games with five tackles for loss and three pass breakups. Regardless of the AFC North being a tricky division, Mosley has the Ravens at 8-6 and holding the final playoff spot for the conference. 

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In his eight years with the Atlanta Falcons, Jones has collected five straight 1,400-yard campaigns – which is an NFL record. He’s tallied 1,511 yards receiving with six touchdowns on 100 catches.

This is the third time since 2015 in which Jones has brought in at least 100 receptions. Despite the Falcons being a woeful 5-9, Jones continues to sell out games. 

He has been the backbone for the Giants defense in his four seasons and if the franchise had a lethal quarterback, not much pressure would be on Collins.

He leads the team in tackles (96) for a fourth consecutive year and is four stops away from 100 tackles. A native of New Orleans, he has six tackles for loss, four pass breakups and one forced fumble for a Giants team that is 5-9.  

As for Jackson, he has Chicago jumping for joy. The 6-foot, 202-pound safety is having an All-Pro season in his second year with 51 tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, 15 pass breakups, six interceptions and three touchdowns.

His six picks are good for second on the team and tie him for second in the league.

With Jackson, the Bears are third in the NFL for total defense (310.9 ypg) and tenth in pass defense – rendering the lowest passer rating (73) to quarterbacks. 

Jackson has Chicago at 10-4 and champions of the NFC North.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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