The Best of 2018 Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?  

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With every NFL season, you have plenty of new faces competing to not just win games with their team, but to take home the NFL Rookie of the Year Award. While each of these star rookies may not be outright competing for the award per se, they're certainly giving the game their all to prove themselves as mainstays in the league for seasons to come. For the upcoming 2018 NFL season, there's a long list of potential Rookie of the Year candidates and now's the perfect time to start making your predictions for who will take the title. 

From players looking to become top quarterbacks in the league to the best wide receivers out of college, the 2018 NFL rookies are a talented bunch to say the least. Of all the top rookies entering the NFL this year, who do you think has the most potential to be the 2018 Rookie of the Year? For starters, you have Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore, and Ravens QB Lamar Jackson—just to name a few. Other rookies in the race for the season's best include Sony Michel, Ronald Jones, Nick Chubb, and Kerryon Johnson, among others. Who's your pick?

Check out the list of rookies below and get voting for the guys you think could win the Rookie of the Year Award in 2018. While you're at it, you can go ahead and make your Superbowl LIII predictions.

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Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
LuckyDarth123 added Cleveland Browns Baker Reagan Mayfield is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Mayfield began his college football career as a walk-on player for the ...more

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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
New York Giants Saquon Barkley is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State for three seasons, running for 3,843 ...more

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Nick Chubb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Cleveland Browns Nicholas Jamaal Chubb is an American football running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Browns in ...more

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Denzel Ward is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
nolan04 added Cleveland Browns Denzel Ward is an American football linebacker for the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

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Phillip Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Brian Fellow added Phillip Lindsay Phillip Lindsay is an American Football running back abd defensive back for the Colorado Buffaloes.

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Bradley Chubb is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
nolan04 added Bradley Chubb Denver Broncos Bradley Austin Chubb is an American football outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at NC State. As a freshman, Chubb ...more

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Derwin James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Meltzin Yourmouth Notin Yourhand added Derwin James Los Angeles Chargers Derwin Alonzo James Jr. is an American football safety for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State. He was drafted by the ...more

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Darius Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
SuperUnicorn33 added Darius Leonard Darius Leonard is an American Football linebacker for the South Carolina State Bulldogs.

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Lamar Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Baltimore Ravens Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville and was selected by the ...more

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Calvin Ridley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Calvin Ridley Atlanta Falcons Calvin Orin Ridley is an American football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, and was drafted by the Falcons in ...more

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Roquan Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
LuckyDarth123 added Roquan Smith Chicago Bears Roquan Daevon Smith is an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia. Smith became the first Georgia Bulldog ...more

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Quenton Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
nolan04 added Quenton Nelson Indianapolis Colts

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Sony Michel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
New England Patriots Sony Michel is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia. As a true freshman at Georgia in 2014, ...more

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Courtland Sutton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Courtland Sutton Denver Broncos Courtland Sutton is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at SMU. Sutton played in two games as a true ...more

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Kerryon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Kerryon Johnson Detroit Lions Kerryon Johnson is an American football running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn. Johnson attended Madison Academy in ...more

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Josh Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
LuckyDarth123 added Josh Allen Buffalo Bills Josh Nathanial Allen is an American football center who is currently a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of ...more

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Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Royce Freeman Denver Broncos Royce D. Freeman is an American football running back for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon. Freeman came to Oregon as the highest ...more

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D.J. Moore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
D.J. Moore Carolina Panthers Denniston Moore Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland. Moore played at Maryland from ...more

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Jaire Alexander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
JoeyCramer added Jaire Alexander Green Bay Packers Jaire Zakar Alexander is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville, and was drafted by the Packers ...more

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Michael Gallup is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Michael Gallup Dallas Cowboys Michael Gallup is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Colorado State University. Gallup attended Monroe ...more

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Sam Darnold is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
LuckyDarth123 added Sam Darnold New York Jets

Drafted 3rd Overall

Samuel Richard Darnold is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC. He was drafted third overall by the ...more

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Rashaad Penny is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Rashaad Penny Seattle Seahawks Rashaad Armein Penny is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at San Diego State, where, in 2017, he led ...more

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Christian Kirk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Christian Kirk Arizona Cardinals Christian Davon Kirk is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M. Kirk earned a starting ...more

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Anthony Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Anthony Miller Chicago Bears Anthony Miller is an American football wide receiver for the Memphis Tigers.

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Gus Edwards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
yarm34 added Gus Edwards

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Josh Rosen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Arizona Cardinals Joshua Ballinger Lippincott Rosen is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the UCLA Bruins and was ...more

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Dante Pettis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Dante Pettis San Francisco 49ers Dante Pettis is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington. Pettis attended JSerra Catholic ...more

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Mike Gesicki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Mike Gesicki Miami Dolphins Michael William Gesicki is an American football tight end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played college football at Penn State. He is the record holder for most ...more

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Marquez Valdes-Scantling is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
JoeyCramer added Marquez Valdes-Scantling Green Bay Packers Marquez Valdes-Scantling is an American football Wide receiver for the NC State Wolfpack.

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James Washington is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
James Washington Pittsburgh Steelers James Edward Washington Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma State and was drafted ...more

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Marcus Davenport is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Way77 added Marcus Davenport New Orleans Saints Marcus Davenport is an American football defensive end for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UTSA. He was drafted by the Saints in the ...more

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Derrius Guice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Derrius Guice Washington Redskins Derrius Guice is an American football running back for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU, and was drafted by the Redskins in the ...more

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Bo Scarbrough is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
LuckyDarth123 added Bo Scarbrough Dallas Cowboys Bo Scarbrough is an American football running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Alabama. Scarbrough ...more

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Ronald Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Ronald Jones Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ronald Jones II is an American football running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC. As a freshman in 2015, Jones played 14 ...more

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DJ Chark is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
D.J. Chark Jacksonville Jaguars Darrell Chark Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at LSU. Chark had offers from schools such ...more