Way too early NFL Rookie of the Year; Big Play Offensive Player
The defense edition went first so now we’re on to the offensive side of the ball. If you can recall, I will pick 3 Rookies that I think will win the Offensive Rookie of the year, the first one will come from rounds 1-2 the second rookie will come from rounds 3-4 and the third rookie will come from rounds 5-7. I had a tougher time picking the first selection for offensive rookie of the year vs the first selection for Defensive rookie of the year but I chose what I think is probably the most polished, NFL ready player in this years draft.
The first selection (Rds1-2) for the Offensive rookie of the year is the 2014 Fred Biletnikoff award winner, unanimous All-American and THE greatest receiver to come out of Alabama, Amari Cooper. Yes, I know, I know, Julio Jones also came out of Bama and while Julio Jones is a physical freak, Amari is not far behind and is still the better Bama receiver. Julio Jones had 179 catches, 2,652 yards and 15 tds while Amari Cooper A.K.A The greatest Bama receiver of all time had 228 catches 3, 463 and 31 tds. Amari is a very fluid and and greatly skilled route runner, he is quick to get in and out of breaks and isnt scared to go across the middle and take the big hit. He is highly competitive and fights for every ball, his hands are very solid/great and his very calm confident attitude is team friendly and will be a leader for that Raider locker room for years to come.
The second selection (Rds3-4) is the First-team All-Pac 10 and former Pierce C.C, ASU’s for own Jaelen Strong. Jaelen has a very good combination of size and strength and deceptive speed, former basketball player who tracks the ball well in the air and uses his body adequately to shield defenders. He is strong after the catch and comfortable from the slot which is where I believe he will be used for the Texans. He doesn’t have a whole lot of competition in front of him other than Deandre Hopkins and Cecil Shorts which means the 3rd receiver should be a lock for him and eventually I believe he will push Shorts for that number 2 spot. His quarterbacks aren’t the best but they are decent and definitely better than he had ASU.
The third selection (Rds5-7) is my favorite running back and also set school records in rushing yards and touchdowns, First-team All-Mountain West and Boise’s State very own Jay Ajayi a.k.a J-Train. He is a 3 down back and can beat you by bulldozing over you or simply making a quick cut. He has great size and solid speed, extremely quick feet and can hit a second gear when he sees daylight. He shows wiggle and accelerates through contact and can lower his shoulder and gain the extra yards. He will beat out all the Miami dolphins running backs and will be a Marshawn Lynch like runner, defenses beware of the J-Train.
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