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Buccaneers Carlton Davis, Alex Cappa are leaders in Pro Bowl voting

Young stars getting recognized around the league.

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Carlton Davis #24 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs after intercepting a pass during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium on September 20, 2020.
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Despite their struggles as of late, several Tampa Bay Buccaneers players are getting love from those inside and outside the NFL. A couple of them even lead their respective positions in votes — neither one is named Tom Brady.

Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis III and guard Alex Cappa lead the NFC in votes at each position with 51,455 votes for Cappa and 45,387 votes for Davis.

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Alex Cappa (65) of the Buccaneers blocks Rams All-Pro Aaron Donald (99) during the regular season game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on November 23, 2020.
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Cappa, Tampa Bay’s 2018 third-round selection out of Humboldt State, has had a good season and has bene instrumental in helping rookie right tackle Tristan Wirfs lining up next to him.

Davis has also had himself a good year in 2020. He currently leads the league in passes defensed with 16 (via Pro Football Reference) and is tied for third in the NFL with four interceptions. The former Auburn product was the third second round pick of 2018 for Tampa Bay behind running back Ronald Jones II and former Bucs cornerback M.J. Stewart.

Through the end of the voting period on December 17, fans will also be able to vote directly on Twitter. To cast such a vote, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, the player’s official Twitter handle, or a hashtag including the player’s first and last name. All three of these methods must include the hashtag: #ProBowlVote. Voting via Twitter is in addition to the online ballot at NFL.com/ProBowlVote, which will be available throughout the entire voting period.

Roster selections are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 18.

(Parts of this report comes courtesy of NFL Communications.)