Updated Look at Defensive Rookie-of-the-Year Candidates After Preseason Week 3

September 1, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every year new stars are born. While retiring or aging veterans slowly start to step away from the limelight, the league's youth are as strong as they have ever been. As far as pure athleticism is concerned, the league gets better every year.
Because of that, there's a tremendous amount of focus placed on first-round picks. We spend months tracking college players' progress, because the impact they will make for and on a franchise, and possibly their opportunity costs, will greatly affect their respective teams' trajectory.
But, once players enter the league, their 15 minutes of fame as prospects are over. They are no longer a product that 32 fanbases are interested in, but rather they are just one clan's trophy. If you haven't been focusing on rookie defenders, who are primarily playing as backups this preseason, I don't blame you.
Thankfully for you, there are those among us who are more than willing to watch every second of football after the sport's long break. Every...

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