Ndamukong Suh has figured to be named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year for quite some time but the Sporting News bumped that honor up today by naming him the NFL’s Overall Rookie of the Year.
Suh finished number one with 260 votes out of the 617 players, coaches and executives that voted for the award. Sam Bradford finished second in what turned out to be a two-man race with 221 votes.
New England Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty finished a distant third with 49 votes. Wide receivers Dez Bryant and Mike Williams round out the top five.
Fellow Lion Jahvid Best was not named to the Sporting News’ all-rookie team. LeGarrette Blount and Chris Ivory filled the running back slots on that mythical team.
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