Anybody with a strong enough first season can win Rookie of the Year. Of course, certain positions have the advantage.
If you are a defensive lineman or a linebacker, the odds are far better than it is for defensive backs. Over the last 20 years, only two cornerbacks have won Defensive Rookie of the Year, while no safeties have taken home the highest rookie honors.
Sacks and tackles are the name of the game. Will that trend continue in 2020?
There are plenty of prospects from last week's NFL Draft on all three levels of defense who could win the award.
Chase Young - DE - Washington Redskins
The top defensive prospect taken is always going to be an early favorite for Rookie of the Year. Especially when it is one of the best edge-rusher prospects the NFL has seen in years.