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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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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Saquon Barkley New York Giants

Named the NFL's 2018 Rookie of the Year.

Saquon Barkley (born February 9, 1997) 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 ...more
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Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
LuckyDarth123 added Cleveland Browns
Baker Reagan Mayfield (born April 14, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Mayfield began his college football career as a ...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 (born December 27, 1995) is an American football running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia and was ...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 ?
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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 ?
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Phillip Lindsay (born July 24, 1994) is an American football running back for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). Lindsay was born in Denver, Colorado, grew up in Aurora, ...more
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Bradley Chubb is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
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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 ?
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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 ?
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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. (born January 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisville ...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 ?
Atlanta Falcons
Calvin Orin Ridley (born December 20, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, and was ...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 ?
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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 ?
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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 (born February 17, 1995) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted 31st overall by the New England ...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 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 ?
Detroit Lions
Kerryon Johnson (born June 30, 1997) is an American football running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn, and was drafted by ...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 Buffalo Bills
Joshua Patrick Allen (born May 21, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wyoming. Despite receiving ...more
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D.J. Moore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
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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Royce Freeman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Will Win the 2018 NFL Rookie of the Year ?
Royce Freeman Denver Broncos
Royce Deion Freeman (born February 24, 1996) is an American football running back for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oregon. Freeman came ...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 ?
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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 ?
Dallas Cowboys
Michael Gallup (born March 4, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Colorado State University. ...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 (born June 5, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC, and was selected ...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 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 ?
Arizona Cardinals
Christian Davon Kirk (born November 18, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M. ...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 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 ?
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