4 deserving Steelers who didn't make the AFC Pro Bowl roster this year

These four players made a case for the Pro Bowl but ultimately fell short.

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Either Steelers running back deserved to make the Pro Bowl

Watching Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren at the beginning of the season, we wouldn't have expected either player to be deserving of making the Pro Bowl. However, as the offensive line gelled and made improvements, the impact of this dynamic running back duo increasingly grew.

In the second half of the season, Harris and Warren have arguably been the single-best one-two RB pairing in the NFL. Both backs have seen career highs in terms of efficiency, and they are breaking tackles at a remarkable rate.

While the split workload in the backfield is wonderful for the team, it doesn't help either player when it comes to Pro Bowl voting. Because the carries have been split this year, neither player has quite enough raw numbers to top out the most productive backs in the AFC this year.

Raheem Mostert has been a menace this year, and Derrick Henry was his usual self once again. However, there was a case to be made for Najee or Warren over the RB spot in the Pro Bowl that went to James Cook. In the end, the voters went with the three AFC backs who had the most yards entering the final week of the season.