Which Jaguars player has the best chance of making it to the 2015 Pro Bowl?

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The Jaguars haven't sent a lot of players to the Pro Bowl, but with this new regime batting 1.000 on draft picks over their first two seasons, that could change in the near future. Mike Dempsey and 1010XL's Jaguars Today are wondering... which Jaguars player has the best chance of making the Pro Bowl this season?

Since 2010, the Jaguars have sent players to the Pro Bowl six times: Maurice Jones-Drew twice, Montell Owens twice, Marcedes Lewis once, and Paul Posluszny once. With Jones-Drew and Owens running towards the ends of their careers with the Raiders and Lions, the Jaguars have just two guys -- Lewis and Posluszny -- still currently on their roster.

But the future looks bright for the Jaguars this year.

Although GM Dave Caldwell has rebuilt this team using high draft picks on premium positions like offensive tackle, wide receiver, and quarterback, I think it'll be Johnathan Cyprien who has the best chance of earning the Pro Bowl nod.

Cyprien was a second-round pick out of Florida International who was thrown into games early last season. He made typical rookie mistakes in the beginning of the year -- missing tackles, blown coverages, and poor run defense -- and Pro Football Focus gave him negative grades through the first nine games of the season.

But he turned a corner in Week 11 against Arizona and finished the 2013 season as the team's most improved rookie.

With another offseason to improve his tackling and catch up to the speed of the pro game, as well as a host of new defensive linemen and linebackers brought in via free agency and the NFL Draft, I think Cyprien could be a premier safety in the NFL and an easy vote on the Pro Bowl ballot.

On the offensive side of the ball, the only players I could see possibly making it would be wide receiver Cecil Shorts III. But Shorts will either have Henne or a rookie in Blake Bortles throwing him the ball, not to mention competition for catches from rookies Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson, so I think he has less of a chance getting the votes.

Who do you think has the best chance at making the 2015 Pro Bowl?

Let us know in the comments below, or tweet your answer using the hashtag #JaguarsToday!

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