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My New Series: And The NFL Rooke of The Year Is....

LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 08:  Wide receiver Michael Crabtree #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during play against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Lubbock, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Mitchell TimpCorrespondent IJune 8, 2009

Good question. Although it is early, I will choose the best rookie going into this next year. I will choose five rookies and narrow it down until I have the last player, and that is who will be the best rookie, to me.

Here are the rules: I will do two articles a week, eliminating one person. I will take two players an article and put them up for elimination. I will eliminate someone every article.

Here are the rookies:

  1. Matthew Stafford
  2. Michael Crabtree
  3. Knowshon Moreno
  4. Jeremy Maclin
  5. Brandon Pettigrew

Okay, so those are the rookies I picked.

This week's two people for elimination are Knowshon Moreno and Brandon Pettigrew.

Brandon Pettigrew

This guy is a tight end, so it will be tough for him to win, but I think this guy has a chance. He has a big, good frame and has soft hands with some pretty solid speed. It's no wonder he was the top prospect at his position.

Knowshon Moreno

This guy is really fast, reliable at cutting, and  is extremely durable. Like Pettigrew, this guy has a good frame. He was also like Pettigrew, being the top prospect at his position.


Okay, so after a while of thinking, the person who is being eliminated is Petigrew. It was close but he is off the list. Like I said earlier, he is a tight end and it was hard for him to win. The reason he is off is he can run and catch but Mereno can do it better. Not much better, but better.

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