San Francisco 49ers: Who could make their first Pro Bowl in 2020?

Fred Warner #54 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Fred Warner #54 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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San Francisco 49ers, Dre Greenlaw
Dre Greenlaw #57 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

No. 4: 49ers Linebacker Dre Greenlaw

Let’s keep the linebacker love going here with another potential Pro Bowler. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw may have been a rookie in 2019, but he sure didn’t play like it. When fellow linebacker Kwon Alexander went down with a torn pectoral, Greenlaw was thrust into a starting position and did not disappoint.

Greenlaw was the fifth-round selection (148th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft. As soon as he stepped on the field, he showed he had a nose for the ball and showed great instincts.

But the most iconic moment in his rookie season had to be the play which sealed the fate of regular season for the 49ers and sent them to the postseason with the number one seed.

With the difference between the five seed and one seed on the line in the last game of the season against the Seattle Seahawks, Greenlaw stopped opposing tight end Jacob Hollister on the 1-yard line creating a turnover on downs as time expired, thus getting the 49ers the ball back with the lead.

If Greenlaw keeps up his production in his sophomore campaign and has a similar jump in progress to what Warner had, he could be a top linebacker in the NFC.

Greenlaw only started in 11 games last season, but the fact that he will most likely be a starter in the season opener means his numbers could go up significantly from last season.

That all bodes well in his chances to make the Pro Bowl next season.