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Five Dolphins Earn Midseason All-Pro Honors

Posted Oct 31, 2012

Numbers don’t lie for five Dolphins players.



The website ProFootballFocus.com revealed its midseason All-Pro team and picked three Miami Dolphins players as starters – center Mike Pouncey, defensive end Cameron Wake and Jimmy Wilson on special teams. Defensive tackle Randy Starks and safety Reshad Jones earned honorable mention at their respective positions.

Only the Patriots with four starters have more than the Dolphins. Minnesota and San Francisco both have three starters on the list.

The popular website meticulously breaks downs every conceivable statistical category and factors in situational performances to come up with unbiased and scientific results. Taking that into consideration, PFF gave Wake one of its highest overall scores at 30.0, almost 16 points higher than fellow starter Chandler Jones of New England.

“Is there a more dominant pass rusher in the NFL right now than Wake?” the site said in its article. “He’s already up to 48 combined sacks, hits and hurries and is constantly terrorizing right tackles across the league.”

Meanwhile, Pouncey has been drawing praise from a number of different outlets in just his second season in the league and third as a starting center going back to his senior season at the University of Florida. His twin brother, Maurkice, has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons and Mike was an alternate last year.

“While he’s given up just one hit and hurry, Pouncey gets the nod over some serious competition because of his excellent work in the run game,” said PFF, giving him a score of 17.4 “The sophomore has been every bit the stud he was drafted to be.”

Wilson, who blocked a punt last Sunday at the New York Jets that was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown by rookie Olivier Vernon, joined Corey Graham of the Baltimore Ravens as the two starting special teamers.

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