The possibilities of the Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl

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While there are four games remaining in the 2021 NFL regular season, we’re in the final week of fan voting for the Pro Bowl and less than a week away from the AFC roster reveal and of the NFC.

The Miami Dolphins surprisingly only had one Pro Bowl selection last year despite their 10-6 record, so maybe we probably shouldn’t expect too much this year – especially since the Dolphins didn’t make a big impression as they started 1-7.

Before examining the possibilities of the Dolphins Pro Bowl, let’s remind fans that they can vote on NFL.com/ProBowlVote on Twitter with #ProBowlVote with the player’s first and last name and their Twitter ID or a hash tag followed by the first name. and the name of the player Name.

Fan voting, which will count one-third of the votes along with coach and player choices, ends Thursday. Players and coaches will complete their votes by Friday.

The rosters will be announced Monday at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network and ESPN as part of its pre-game show ahead of the Chicago-Minnesota game.

So here’s how we would assess the odds of these Dolphins players having good seasons, knowing that it doesn’t look promising for many selections.

PROBABLE PRO BOWLER

CB Xavien Howard – No, Howard hasn’t been as good as he was during his incredible 2020 season, but he still has four interceptions and two forced fumble / fumble recoveries, the one that sealed the opening victory of the season in New England and the one for which he returned. a touchdown in Thursday night’s win over Baltimore.

LONG STROKE PRO BOWL

WR Jaylen Waddle – The rookie first-round pick is tied for second among the AFC’s wide receivers with 86 catches with Hunter Renfrow and Keenan Allen (behind Tyreek Hill), but will be hurt by his 9.9-yard-per-catch average.

TE Mike Gesicki – Gesicki has 59 catches, including several worthy plays, but he’ll struggle to beat Mark Andrews and Travis Kelce, who have 76 and 75 catches, respectively. The two caps last year were Kelce and Darren Waller, who has 53 catches.

BY Emmanuel Ogbah – Ogbah has had a truly impressive second season for the Dolphins, but his impressive nine assists won’t be enough to make up for the lack of sacks compared to other AFC defensive ends, starting with Myles Garrett of Cleveland.

DT Christian Wilkins – The 2019 first-round pick really blossomed in his third season in the NFL, but his job description isn’t necessarily conducive to producing the kind of stats that will grab the attention of Pro Bowl voters. He also has a lot of company in terms of high-end AFC defensive tackles, such as Cam Heyward, Jeffery Simmons, Chris Jones and DeForrest Buckner.

FS Jevon Holland – It might be a bit of a stretch to include the rookie second-round pick, but he’s impacted the defense in a number of ways, whether it’s with his blitz or his pass cover. But he has some well-known players who will be hard to beat, including 2020 caps Justin Simmons and Minkah Fitzpatrick, as well as the Titans’ Kevin Byard.

MERIT MENTION

OLB Jaelan Phillips – The 8.5 sacks will certainly grab attention, but Phillips was woefully quiet early in the season.

ST Mack Hollins – Hollins has been very good as a gunner for the Dolphins, but he’s low on the list when it comes to NFL special team tackles and he also doesn’t have the recognition across the board. league that would take him to the Pro Bowl – not to mention being injured by Miami’s 1-7 start.

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