Chargers candidate No. 3: Drue Tranquill, special teamer
While Watt has probably been the Chargers’ best special teams player this year, Drue Tranquill certainly also has a case to make the Pro-Bowl at that position.
First and foremost, Tranquill is currently tied for fifth in the NFL in special teams tackles with nine.
While solid tackles are critical for special teams players, flashy plays are what tend to garner votes for the Pro-Bowl. Fortunately, Tranquill is a leader in that category as well.
Drue Tranquill just blocked another punt. His second of the season. He had a perfect form tackle on kick off coverage early this quarter. A special teams stud. #Chargers
— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) November 3, 2019
With nine special teams tackles and two blocked punts, Tranquill should have a good chance to make the Pro-Bowl this season. Unfortunately, he will have to go through a well-known special teams ace in Matthew Slater, who currently has the most votes in the AFC at the position.
Odds to make the team: 40 percent
Chargers candidate No. 4: Hunter Henry, tight end
Hunter Henry had a rough start to the year, as he missed Weeks 2-5 with a tibial fracture. However, outside of those four weeks, Henry has been excellent.
Despite missing so many weeks, Henry has 39 receptions for 487 yards and 3 touchdowns. Henry has certainly been living up to his billing as Rivers’ new security blanket when healthy.
With two tight ends likely to make the roster, Henry has a shot to make it, but it will not be easy with three tight ends ahead of him in receiving yards (Travis Kelce, Darren Waller, and Mark Andrews).
With Kelce nearly certain to make the Pro-Bowl roster, Hunter Henry will have to beat out Waller and Andrews to make the initial roster. That is a tough task for a player that missed a quarter of the season.
Odds to make the team: 25 percent