The Dolphins' surprising showing this season obviously isn't going unnoticed. One indication is the fan voting for the Pro Bowl. As of the end of the day Tuesday, no less than four Dolphins players found themselves at the top of their position.
Running back Ronnie Brown
, kicker Dan Carpenter
, offensive tackle Jake Long
and linebacker Joey Porter
all own the top spot at each of their positions, while Patrick Cobbs
currently ranks fourth among AFC special teams players and Yeremiah Bell
is fifth at strong safety.
Fan voting counts for one-third of the selection process for the Pro Bowl, which will be played the weekend after the Super Bowl. The other two-thirds come in a vote of players and coaches.
The Dolphins had only one player selected for last year's game, that being defensive end Jason Taylor. He didn't play in the game.