With so much focus given to the 2011 rookie class of Newton, Dalton, Ponder and the rest, I decided to look past the glitter and look for the gold. In the NFL, consistency and longevity are prized above the ability to flash in the pan.
There are dozens of players that have shined in this, their second, season. I want to take a look at the current crop of sophomore play makers and put the best up for debate.
The NFL is obsessed with the passing game in this era, so it is no wonder that so many young wide receivers and tight ends are excelling. Only three defenders made my list.