2011 NFL Predictions: Top 10 Favorites for Defensive Rookie of the Year

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2011 NFL Predictions: Top 10 Favorites for Defensive Rookie of the Year
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Last year, Ndamukong Suh was the second overall player (first defensive player) selected in the NFL draft, and he certainly lived up to the hype, winning the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award in a landslide.

So with Von Miller being taken in the same exact slot, that would make him the clear cut favorite this year, right? Maybe.

Miller is a physical freak and playing in a John Fox scheme (remember another second overall pick at defensive end who Fox coached right out of the gate, Julius Peppers?), but there are a few players who landed in better setups, setups loaded with great talent in place. 

Suh's new teammate Nick Fairley comes to mind, but there are a bunch more. Here's a top 10. 

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