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James Develin one of 4 Patriots named to the 2018 Pro Bowl

Two names make sense. The fourth is a head scratcher.

Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The New England Patriots had four players named to the 2018 Pro Bowl roster for their high level of play thus far in 2017.

Quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski earned the nod by virtue of being the best players at their respective positions in the NFL. They are annual staples at the Pro Bowl.

Fullback James Develin received his first Pro Bowl selection as the lead blocker for Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead. There isn’t a better fullback in the NFL.

Special teamer Matthew Slater received another Pro Bowl nod, although it seems like a result of his reputation since injuries have prevented him from playing as much as his peers this season.

Congrats to these four players. Do you think anyone on the Patriots was snubbed? Brandin Cooks and Dion Lewis are two of the best at their position in the AFC, but there are some clear choices ahead of them. Shaq Mason could make an argument, too.