Ranking the NFL's Best Rookie Defenders as Season Enters Week 11

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Ranking the NFL's Best Rookie Defenders as Season Enters Week 11
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With the NFL season entering Week 11, a lot of attention is going to an excellent rookie class. But not enough of that attention is going to the defensive side of the ball.

The NFL has plenty of young guns to get excited about, with quarterbacks like Cam Newton and Andy Dalton lighting up the scoreboards.

But with all of the attention focused on the offensive rookies, a collection of defensive rookies have been putting up fairly solid numbers.

A collection of defenders, ranging from those selected at the top of the 2011 draft all the way down to an undrafted prospect, are battling it out in what will certainly be a tough year to decide who to crown Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Which rookie defenders rank amongst the top 10 so far this season? Let's take a look.

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