Falcons’ Kyle Pitts, Younghoe Koo rank high in Pro Bowl voting

Graphic shows Kyle Pitts stats through 10 games of rookie season.
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Graphic shows Kyle Pitts stats through 10 games of rookie season.

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FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons rookie tight end Kyle Pitts and kicker Younghoe Koo cracked the top 10 at their positions in early Pro Bowl voting released by the NFL on Tuesday.

Pitts is listed third behind Kansas City’s Travis Kelce and Baltimore’s Mark Andrews.

Koo trails Baltimore’s Justin Tucker, New England’s Nick Folk and Buffalo’s Tyler Bass. Koo, who was voted to the Pro Bowl last season, is the top kicker from the NFC.

No other Falcons are in the top 10 in the voting.

Pitts leads all NFL tight ends with 14.8 per-catch averaged and is seventh in catches (43) and third in yards (635).

Pitts has 11 catches for 20 yards or more, including three of 39 yards. He had five plays of 20 yards or more against the Dolphins on Oct. 24 when he finished with seven catches for 163 yards.

Koo has made 15 of 17 field goals (88.2%) and has booted three game-winning field goals against the Giants on Sept. 26, Dolphins and Saints on Nov. 7.

Indianapolis running back Jonathan Taylor, with 81,087 votes, leads all players in balloting for the 2022 Pro Bowl.

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (80,673 votes) ranks second overall, while Kelce (79,910 votes), Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett (76,064 votes) and Dallas cornerback Trevon Diggs (75,637 votes) round out the top five.

Dallas leads all teams in total votes received followed by New England, Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City and Baltimore.

Pro Bowl voting will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones at NFL.com/ProBowlVote until Dec. 16. Rosters will be announced Dec. 20.

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