RG III moving up in Pro Bowl voting

December, 12, 2012
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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III ranks second among NFC quarterbacks in the most recent round of fan voting for the Pro Bowl, behind only Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers has 652,807 votes to Griffin's 537,459. Griffin was fourth among NFC quarterbacks the last time voting was released, two weeks ago, so he's shooting up the charts. The Redskins have won four games in a row, improving to 7-6 and are challenging for a spot in the NFC playoffs. Griffin injured his knee Sunday against the Ravens, but hasn't been ruled out yet for this week's game in Cleveland.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning ranks fifth in the NFC fan voting, behind those two, the Saints' Drew Brees and the Falcons' Matt Ryan. Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is the highest NFC vote-getter at wide receiver.

The fan voting makes up one-third of the Pro Bowl selection process. Player and coach voting takes place at a later time. You can vote on nfl.com if you like. Here's the list of NFC East players who currently rank in the top five among NFC vote-getters at their respective positions:

Quarterbacks

2. RG III, Washington Redskins

5. Manning, New York Giants

Running backs

5. Alfred Morris, Redskins

Wide receivers

1. Cruz, Giants

Fullbacks

3. Darrel Young, Redskins

4. Henry Hynoski, Giants

Tight ends

4. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

Guards

4. Chris Snee, Giants

Centers

2. David Baas, Giants

Defensive ends

2. Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants

Outside linebackers

2. DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys

Kickers

2. Lawrence Tynes, Giants

Special teamers

3. Lorenzo Alexander, Redskins

I still think Washington's Trent Williams and the Giants' Will Beatty deserve consideration at tackle, but neither is in the top five. And Washington's Will Montgomery is having a better season at center than Baas is.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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