NFL: 25 Most Surprising Pro Bowl Picks This Century: 21. 2006 Mack Strong
The fullback position still requires representations at the Pro Bowl every season despite it not being relevant in the league since Mike Alstott retired. Yet, for this entire time, every year we get a Pro Bowl representative as the second back in a backfield. Usually, this is the fourth or fifth most important runner on their own teams, yet they make it to a representation of the best of the best in the league. We could probably name every single fullback this century and let them represent the list as surprising Pro Bowlers because most of them are players most have never heard of. We tried to pick just a few.
Mack Strong is a name we should remember, but we just don’t. It sounds like one of those players who ended up in the NFL Draft in Madden 06. And he usually played fullback. It’s the perfect name for the position. He’s supposed to run people over like a Mack Truck.
Strong is a fan favorite among Seattle Seahawks fans because he played for the franchise for 14 seasons. In 2005, not only did he make the Pro Bowl, but he was named the All-Pro fullback. He only had 244 yards from scrimmage.
This position just feels like that’s what you get when voting for it. He made the Pro Bowl again after the 2006 season, where he had 308 yards from scrimmage. Strong would retire one year later after back-to-back Pro Bowls. What a wild career for Mack Strong.