Von Miller's 11.5 sacks and 64 tackles in 2011 earned him Defensive Rookie of the Year honors and a trip to the Pro Bowl in just his first season.
The "Gloom" in the vaunted "Doom and Gloom" of the Denver Broncos' defense (Elvis Dumervil being the other half) set quite a precedent for each of the top defensive rookies set to hit an NFL stadium near you in the fall.
But, who will be the rookie of the year in 2012? There are a lot of great candidates for next season, especially when you consider that 17 of the 32 first-rounders line up on the defensive side of the ball.
The likes of Morris Claiborne, Mark Barron, Fletcher Cox and many more will take to the field, making their cases for defensive ROY status, and Bleacher Report's NFL writers, editors and contributors are here to argue who will have the best argument at the end the season.
Check out the rush to hear what they have to say. Leave a comment below with your Defensive Rookie of the Year choice!
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