Fan voting for the 2013 Pro Bowl is complete. All that remains is player and coach voting, which will take place this week.
The final teams will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 26 on NFL Network’s “Total Access.”
Taking only fan voting into account, 17 Broncos are among the top five at their respective positions in the AFC. The group is led by quarterback Peyton Manning, who beat all vote-getters with 85,000 votes more than second place — New England’s Tom Brady.
That leaves Manning as the No. 1 AFC quarterback. Also in first place at their positions are cornerback Champ Bailey and linebacker Von Miller.
Right behind Miller at outside linebacker is Wesley Woodyard in second place. Defensive end Elvis Dumervil is the No. 2 AFC defensive end, behind only Houston’s J.J. Watt. Ryan Clady is the AFC’s No. 2 tackle, behind Baltimore’s Michael Oher. Zane Beadles is the AFC’s No. 2 guard, behind New England’s Logan Mankins.
Next in line in third place are middle linebacker Keith Brooking (behind New England’s Jerod Mayo and Cleveland’s D’Qwell Jackson), center Dan Koppen (behind Pittsburgh’s Maurkice Pouncey and Baltimore’s Matt Birk), returner Trindon Holliday (behind Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones and Cleveland’s Joshua Cribbs) and special-teamer David Bruton (behind Cribbs and Houston’s Bryan Braman).
Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is fourth among AFC wide receivers, trailing Cincinnati’s A.J. Green, Indianapolis’ Reggie Wayne and New England’s Wes Welker. Punter Britton Colquitt is also in fourth at his position, behind Miami’s Brandon Fields, New England’s Zoltan Mesko and Oakland’s Shane Lechler.
Four Broncos are in fifth place among vote-getters at their respective positions — fullback Chris Gronkowski (behind Baltimore’s Vonta Leach, Houston’s James Casey, Oakland’s Marcel Reece and Indianapolis’ Dwayne Allen), strong safety Mike Adams (behind Baltimore’s Bernard Pollard, Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu, New York’s LaRon Landry and Houston’s Glover Quin), free safety Rahim Moore (behind Baltimore’s Ed Reed, Buffalo’s Jairus Byrd, Pittsburgh’s Ryan Clark and Houston’s Danieal Manning) and kicker Matt Prater (behind Oakland’s Sebastian Janikowski, Cleveland’s Phil Dawson, Baltimore’s Justin Tucker and New England’s Stephen Gostkowski).
In other words, after fan voting, seven Broncos are in line to be Pro Bowl starters. Ten others are in the running.
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