5 Players Who Will Contend for NFL ROY Award

« Prev
1 of 6
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
5 Players Who Will Contend for NFL ROY Award
Chris Trotman/Getty Images

One of the more interesting awards given at the end of the NFL season is the Rookie of the Year winner. While earning this award doesn't guarantee that you are going to be a star in this league, it does open the eyes of fans and other organizations that will keep you in mind when your contract is up.

It is difficult to predict the winner every year, especially with so many positions in the game of football. There are some positions that are harder than others of course, so we can look at that and narrow it down some. The transition from college to the pros is much more difficult for quarterbacks and linemen than it is for corners, linebackers and running backs.

While I do believe that Cam Newton will have a very good rookie year, I don't think it will warrant him earning this year's award. There are five guys that I think will get some quality playing time, and will make it count. I tried to stay away from listing only first-rounders, but there were some that were just too hard to resist. That being said, here are my five impact rookies heading into this season.

Begin Slideshow »

Follow B/R on Facebook


Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.