INDIANAPOLIS – From Mike Adams to T.Y. Hilton to Pat McAfee, the Colts have had a variety of players make their first Pro Bowl here in Indianapolis.
Even the Colts' coaching staff went to the Pro Bowl following the 2013 season.
In all, Chuck Pagano has had 19 Pro Bowlers in his four seasons with the Colts.
That brings up the question: which Colts players have a chance at experiencing their first Pro Bowl this season?
Here are five names to watch:
TE-Dwayne Allen:Talking strictly numbers, Allen is going to see his production take a quantum leap in 2016. He's the No. 1 tight end now and is just two years removed from catching eight touchdowns. What is going to hurt Allen in a Pro Bowl-type bid is the format reverting back to AFC vs. NFC. With the rosters again divided by conference, Allen has to compete with a bevy of elite tight ends in the AFC (New England's Rob Gronkowski, Cincinnati's Tyler Eifert, Jacksonville's' Julius Thomas, Kansas City's Travis Kelce and Tennessee's Delanie Walker).
LT-Anthony Castonzo:Seeing left tackles go to the Pro Bowl is almost like a wide receiver waiting his turn for Canton. Name recognition is so key at this position and veterans often get the nod here. For Castonzo to go, a 16-game season while securing Andrew Luck's blindside would be ideal. A strong offensive performance stats wise from the skill guys would only enhance Castonzo's chances.
C-Ryan Kelly:It's not too crazy to think Kelly could make a Pro Bowl in Year One. Just two years ago, we saw Dallas offensive guard Zack Martin make the game as a rookie. If Kelly can be that steady presence for Luck, he's going to receive the necessary attention. The center position isn't loaded in the AFC, unlike other positions on this list.DE-Kendall Langford:Ask Kendall Langford's teammates and they think it's a crime he didn't stir up some Pro Bowl chatter in 2015. Langford did tie for the team lead with 7.0 sacks and once again played in all 16 games. To attract Pro Bowl attention this year, Langford will probably have to sniff the double-digit sack mark, a rare number for 3-4 defensive ends.WR-Donte Moncrief:Could the Colts have Donte Moncrief join T.Y. Hilton (two-time Pro Bowler) in this year's game? The Colts will need a healthy Andrew Luck continuing to rely on Moncrief. If the third-year wide receiver can continue to stay healthy and reach 1,000 yards 8-to-10 touchdowns, he's going to be in the mix. Again, just like tight end, the wide receiver position is loaded in the AFC.
*Under Chuck Pagano, the Colts have had the following Pro Bowlers:
2012: Andrew Luck, Robert Mathis, Reggie Wayne*
2013: Andrew Luck, Robert Mathis, Matt Overton
2014: Mike Adams, Vontae Davis, T.Y. Hilton, D'Qwell Jackson, Andrew Luck, Pat McAfee, Adam Vinatieri
2015: Mike Adams, Vontae Davis, T.Y. Hilton