San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis really is an anomaly. He's a rookie on a losing team and he's actually earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.
Usually, it takes a lot for a first-year player to make his way to Hawaii. But to do it on a squad that is 4-10? Well, all Willis must do is ask Houston Texans linebacker DeMeco Ryans about the difficulty of that feat. Ryans didn't even make last season's all-star game after winning defensive rookie of the year honors.