3 Seattle Seahawks most deserving of making the Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl honor is still important even if the year-end skills competition is not.

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No. 3 - Punter Michael Dickson

Michael Dickson is so good that he is easy to take for granted. Dickson has made just one Pro Bowl and that was in his rookie season of 2018 when he was also named First-Team All-Pro. And this year Michael Dickson is arguably having his best season as he is averaging a career-high 49.8 yards per punt and is close to a career-high in net yards per punt (44.1).

Those numbers rank fifth and third in the league, respectively. The two punters who average better in net yards are the Dallas Cowboys' Bryan Anger and the Tennessee Titans' Ryan Stonehouse. Both Anger and Stonehouse play in cities with better weather conditions than Seattle and Anger plays in a stadium where weather would never be an issue. Anger and Stonehouse have also allowed more return yards than Dickson even though Dickson has punted more.

Dickson has also had his best stretch of games when Seattle has needed them most late in the year. In the Seahawks' last two games - both much-needed victories - Dickson 6 punts downed inside the 20-yard line out of 14 total punts. He has averaged 51.8 yards per punt with a long of 63. Dickson was drafted to be a defensive weapon for Seattle and he has never disappointed. He should be the Seahawks punter for the next 8-10 years.

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