3 best Seattle Seahawks players who never made a Pro Bowl

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Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane never made the Pro Bowl

Brandon Mebane was likely overshadowed by his more outspoken teammates during much of his time with the Seahawks. He played on the interior of a defensive line from 2013 through 2015 where the defensive ends were Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril. Behind him were Bobby Wagner, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, and Richard Sherman. Several of those guys will be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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But the players on Seattle's team knew how important Mebane was. In 2014, Sherman pleaded for Mebane to get some love from the voters of the Pro Bowl. Recently, K.J. Wright said that Mebane was one of the top five members of the Legion of Boom and Wright named Mebane over Bennett and Avril.

Of course, sacks and tackles for loss are glamour numbers that get players noticed. Mebane being a DT during the LOB days meant he probably wasn't going to, nor was the defensive designed to, get big numbers with sacks and TFLs. But what about 2008 when Mebane was in his second season with Seattle and he had 5.5 sacks (fourth among interior linemen in the league) and 18 quarterback hits (second among interior defensive linemen)?

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While Mebane didn't get elected to the Pro Bowl, he probably understands even more how appreciated he was by his teammates. The LOB simply doesn't work as well without Mebane being in the middle of the D-line. Oh, and Mebane has a Super Bowl ring and that's a lot better than anything he would have gotten from the Pro Bo