New York Jets: Muhammad Wilkerson's Pro Bowl Snub Is AFC East's Most Baffling
I don't know, but he's certainly more deserving than Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil.
Consider first what each has done individually this year.
Dumervil's sack numbers jump off the page—he has over twice as many as Wilkerson—but all things considered (sacks, hits, pressures and batted passes), he only disrupted pass plays 2.2 percent more frequently than Wilkerson.
Also consider whom each plays alongside. Dumervil's Broncos rank fifth in scoring, third in yards, first in sacks (48), third against the run (3.6 YPA) and near the top of the league in several other defensive categories. Wilkerson's solid play has been bogged down at times by a defensive front seven that lacks young talent outside himself and rookie Quinton Coples.
Wilkerson has also been playing next to a banged-up nose tackle Sione Pouha at times, but he's risen to that challenge with a whopping 52 stops—nearly twice as many as Dumervil.
Did Muhammad Wilkerson get snubbed?
If team success and glamour stats are your basis for determining individual performance, I think Dumervil is your guy (and I also think your logic deserves scrutiny). If you're looking for a more well-rounded candidate in the defensive front seven, Wilkerson is the right choice.
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained firsthand or via team press releases.
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