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NFL Rookies of the Year: Debating the League's OROY and DROY

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIIJanuary 2, 2017

Ever since Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III went one-two in last April's draft, we were left to wonder which of the two quarterbacks would stake his claim to the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. But could there be another player in the mix?

Luck, the No. 1 overall pick in last April's draft, entered the league with the loftiest of expectations...and surpassed them. In the midst of his head coach being diagnosed with leukemia and his team apparently rebuilding, Luck torched the opposition as his team fought its way into the AFC playoffs with a wild-card berth.

Griffin, drafted immediately after Luck by Washington, electrified national audiences of his own and revitalized an emotionally wounded fanbase in and around the Beltway. He accounted for over 4,000 yards of total offense, using both his arm and his legs, and silenced a lot of "read option" critics in the process.

But Griffin had help from another rookie teammate...in his own backfield. 

We're also discussing candidates for Defensive Rookie of the Year in our latest video debate. Enjoy our takes in the video above, and cast your ballots for "OROY" and "DROY" in the comments below. 

As always, thanks for watching.

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