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Scouts, Inc., breaks down eight candidates for this year's Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
We've created a list of eight candidates for this year's Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, explained why they could win and discussed what could prevent each player from claiming the award.
DeAngelo Hall, DC Atlanta Falcons
Reasons it could happen:
Hall, who is expected to replace Tod McBride as the starter on the left side, has the speed to run with receivers downfield and the leaping ability to compete for jump balls. With his ability to change directions quickly he should develop into a shutdown corner. He will also benefit from playing under new head coach Jim Mora and new defensive coordinator Ed Donatell. Both started their careers as defensive backs' coaches.
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