Emmanuel Ogbah has been a big surprise for the Miami Dolphins.
The 26-year-old edge rusher was a gem find for the Miami Dolphins this off-season. He has been one of the most consistent players on the Dolphins’ defensive line and should get plenty of attention in the Pro Bowl voting.
That is he would if the Miami Dolphins were a little more nationally appreciated. Even though the Dolphins defense has made plenty of highlight reels, they still don’t receive near enough credit for the Dolphins winning the past six weeks of the season. Even against Denver, the Dolphins’ defense kept Miami in the game.
A lot of that has to do with the play of Emmanuel Ogbah. Ogbah is not likely going to make the Pro Bowl given the players that currently sit above him. Sacks are the big eye-popping statistics that many voters pay attention to. It is akin to the interceptions that corners and safeties make as opposed to the number of passes broken up or tackles.
Ogbah has eight sacks on the season but trails seven others in the league. T.J. Watt has 11 and leads the league and is about as close to a lock for the roster as anyone else. Seeing that the AFC will likely only put three DEs onto the roster, Ogbah falls behind Watt, Yannick Ngakoue, and Myles Garret in the AFC.
Ogbah will not make it as an alternate because without a game this year, no one will be opting out.