The Atlanta Falcons 2012 Pro Bowlers

FLOWERY BRANCH GA - JULY 30: Sean Weatherspoon #56 of the Atlanta Falcons runs drills during opening day of training camp on July 30 2010 at the Falcons Training Complex in Flowery Branch Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

It's time to guess again. Because if there's one thing we love doing here at The Falcoholic, it's making wildly inaccurate guesses and then pretending we never made them when we see how wrong we are. It's as American as apple pie, no?

Today we're going to take a crack at guessing who will be recognized as Pro Bowl players for the Falcons in 2012. This is particularly tricky because the Falcons don't tend to get too much recognition, and some of their best players ('Spoon, Ryan) play at positions where there are flashier options for fans to vote for. Good times.

Please note that this is not an endorsement of the Pro Bowl or whatever honor the NFL eventually chooses to replace it with. It's hardly a meritorious achievement at this stage of the game, but if the Falcons do well, I wouldn't mind seeing them get the recognition.

My guesses after the jump.

QB Matt Ryan
WR Julio Jones
TE Tony Gonzalez
DE John Abraham
OLB Sean Weatherspoon
CB Brent Grimes

Notable exclusions include Michael Turner (with a reduced workload, probably won't make it), Roddy White (losing catches/touchdowns to Julio Jones), Asante Samuel (who could lead the team in picks) and William Moore, who I think is poised for a true breakout season but remains relatively unknown outside of Atlanta. Oh, and Matt Bryant.

What are your best guesses?

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