The Falcons' 2016 roster is constantly evolving and we've amassed all the players in one gallery that will be updated throughout the year
The NFL opened its Pro Bowl balloting for the 2016 game on Jan. 31 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Atlanta is off to a tremendous start at 6-1 with several players performing at a Pro Bowl caliber level.
Matt Ryan: Quarterback
Ryan has thrown for 2,002 yards and nine touchdowns with an 88.9 passer rating.* *He ranks third in the NFL in passing yards through seven games.
Julio Jones: Wide Receiver
Jones has 58 receptions for 730 yards and five touchdowns.* *He currently ranks second in the NFL in both receptions and yards.
Devonta Freeman: Running Back
Freeman ranks first in the NFL in total yards from the line of scrimmage (931). He also has 621 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns, which both rank first in the League.
Desmond Trufant: Cornerback
Trufant has proven to everyone across the NFL that he is one of the best cornerbacks in the League. According to ProFootball Focus, Trufant has been targeted 22 times this season, which ranks second in the NFL among cornerbacks who have played at least 75 percent of their teams defensive snaps. He's also only given up 10 receptions, which is tied for a League low among cornerbacks.
Robert Alford: Cornerback
Alford ranks 12th in the NFL in passes defensed with seven so far on the season.
Jake Matthews: Tackle
According to Pro Football Focus, Matthews is the number seventh ranked tackle in the League with a 10.2 overall rating, making him the youngest tackle with a rating over 10 in the League. He is one of eight offensive tackles throughout the League to have a ranking over six when it comes to run blocking, and he's ranked six in run blocking among offensive tackles.
Matt Bosher: Punter
* *Bosher has put together an impressive season thus far as he ranks first in gross punting average (49.8) after seven games. He also ranks eighth in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs with 28 this season.
As of 2014, the teams are not based on the two conferences; instead, a Pro Bowl Draft will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 27 and will also be aired NFL Network. Pro
Football Hall of Fame wide receivers Jerry Rive and Michael Irvin will serve as the NFL Legends captains of the 2016 Pro Bowl.
Balloting will conclude on Tuesday, December 15. The Pro Bowl players will be announced on Tuesday, December 22 live on NFL Network.
The breakdown of positions and the corresponding numbers of players who will be selected is listed below:
Wide Receivers (8)
Tight Ends (4)
Running Backs (6)
Defensive Ends (6)
Interior Linemen (6)
Outside Linebackers (6)
Inside/Middle Linebackers (4)
Punters (2) Placekickers (2) Return Specialists (2) Special Teamers (2) Need Players (2-Coach's Choice)
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