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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George Pickens made a strong case for the Pro Bowl

I must say that I was not a fan of George Pickens' Instagram post following his arguable 'Pro Bowl snub.' Instead of congratulating his teammates who will be playing in the Pro Bowl games in Orlando this year, he threw a tizzy and trashed the NFL on social media. This wasn't a great look.

Still, I understand why Pickens was frustrated. Despite suffering through a poor offensive game plan and subpar quarterback play all season long, Pickens managed to be one of the five most productive receivers in the AFC this year, and his best play came at the end of the season.

Unfortunately, Pickens' dominant surge may have come one game too late. Despite 18 yards per reception and over 1,100 receiving yards, Pickens fell just short of making his first Pro Bowl. Pickens' production was just short of Ja'Marr Chase and Keenan Allen (who made the Pro Bowl this year).

There's no doubt that George Pickens has all the talent in the world to be a perennial Pro Bowler. He needs to use this Pro Bowl 'snub' as fuel rather than pouting about not making it this year. It probably wouldn't hurt to be a little more mature to help earn more votes next time around.