NFL Draft 2011: The 10 Players Most Likely To Win Defensive Rookie of the Year

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NFL Draft 2011: The 10 Players Most Likely To Win Defensive Rookie of the Year
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Last season's Defensive Rookie of the Year was an easy decision. While there were many rookies that made an impact in 2010, Ndamukong Suh stood head and shoulders above all the others.

Beating out names like Joe Haden, Eric Berry and Devin McCourty, Suh nearly single-handedly brought the Lions franchise back to being relevant, at the very least. This also proves the age old saying that "defense wins championships." And while the Lions didn't win the Super Bowl this season, they took a big step forward.

So who will the Ndamukong Suh of this draft? It's very hard to say. While it's a little too early to say for sure, there are plenty of names floating around. While some players are being hosed down with praise before they've played a snap, others are being labeled busts long before their expiration dates.

Who will be the next Suh? Let's take a look at the leading candidates.

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