2017 sports Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?  

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List Rules Vote up the defensive players you think are most likely to win the 2016 AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

With the NFL playoffs starting this weekend, it's time for the Associated Press to cast their votes for the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year 2016. A nationwide panel of 50 AP members will decide which NFL player most helped his team on defense during his first season. This could include any defensive plays like interceptions, sacks, and defensive touchdowns. And while there are plenty of AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year predictions written by sports journalists out there, this list is all about what you think.

In the 2015 season, cornerback Marcus Peters of the Kansas City Chiefs won the Defensive ROTY award for his eight interceptions (two of them returned for touchdowns) in his rookie season. In the 2016-2017 season, the award might go to defensive end Joey Bosa of the San Diego Chargers. Although he missed his first four games due to injury, he had 10.5 sacks and 21 quarterback hits this season. 

But those aren't the only NFL rookies most likely to be Defensive Rookie of the Year. Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is also in contention for the award. Even though his team did not perform well in the regular season, Ramsey has shown great promise as a young cornerback when shutting down the opposing team's primary receiver.  

Who do you think will be the AP 2016 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year? Will October's Defensive Rookie of the Month Joey Bosa be the ROTY winner? How about New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple or Chicago Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd?

Vote for the NFL player you think will win the AP NFL 2016 Defensive Rookie of the Year award!

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Joey Bosa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Joey Bosa San Diego Chargers

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Jalen Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Jalen Ramsey Jacksonville Jaguars

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Eli Apple is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Eli Apple New York Giants

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Deion Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Deion Jones Atlanta Falcons

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Myles Jack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Myles Jack Jacksonville Jaguars

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Noah Spence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Noah Spence Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Vernon Hargreaves III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Vernon Hargreaves III Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Leonard Floyd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Leonard Floyd Chicago Bears

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Karl Joseph is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Karl Joseph Oakland Raiders

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Chris Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Chris Jones Kansas City Chiefs

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Brandon Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Brandon Williams Arizona Cardinals

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Darron Lee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Darron Lee New York Jets

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Robert Nkemdiche is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Be the 2016 Season AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Robert Nkemdiche Arizona Cardinals