Under-the-Radar NFL Rookie of the Year Candidates

May 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the 2016 NFL draft now in the rearview mirror, all eyes are now trained on rookie minicamps, roster projections and regular-season predictions.
When it comes to Rookie of the Year honors, one doesn't have to look far to see the easy favorites on both sides of the ball. Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is the early bet to take home the award on offense, while other first-rounders like Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Jalen Ramsey will likely lead the charge on defense.
But between injuries, hitting the "rookie wall" and loads of other variables, things don't always go as planned for the NFL's first-year phenoms.
Looking for a few dark-horse candidates in this year's Rookie of the Year race on both sides of the ball? Remember these names.
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