Pittsburgh Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey: NFL Rookie of the Year?

January 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I just happened upon the list of candidates for NFL Rookie of the Year over at NFL.com, and much to my shock and dismay the Steelers Maurkice Pouncey is not on the list of five candidates. So you might be wondering who is on the list, and there are a couple that I can't quibble with. I decided to breaking this down into three categories, those that are slam dunks to be considered, those on the borderline, and at the end you get my "you have to be kidding me" slot.

Slam Dunks
Sam Bradford - The St. Louis Rams quarterback set NFL rookie records for completions (354) and attempts (590), and his 3,512 passing yards are the second most by a rookie in league history. Bradford also threw for 18 touchdowns that tied him for fifth most among rookies in NFL history.
Ndamukong Suh - What can you say about the Detroit Lions defensive tackle? He immediately came into the NFL a started right where he left off in college at the University of Nebra...

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