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2015 All-Rookie Team (Mid-Season Report)
By Keith Van Wagner
Special to gzl-football.com

Half-way thru the season, below are the top performing rookies at each position. While there were many excellent candidates, these players shown above the rest.

Note that in listing a player's overall draft position, it appears the GZL site doesn't have a complete draft list in the GM section, so there may be some discrepancies. What's interesting is how so many of the rookies were drafted as the first, second or third in their respective positions. Some good scouting out there!

OFFENSE
QB – Kendall Irving, Texans. (1.1, 1st QB overall)
HB – Johnathan Franklin, Browns (2.13, 5th HB overall)
FB – Ross Drayton, Ravens (2.10, 1st FB overall)
WR – Anthony Perez, Jets (3.6, 7th WR overall)
WR – Marquise Goodwin, Ravens (2.4, 3rd WR overall)
TE – Levine Toilolo, Redskins (6.31, 8th TE overall)
OT – Menelik Watson, Texans (2.1, 4th OT overall)
OT – Tyrone O’Neil, Panthers (2.27, 5th OT overall)
OG – Walt Gamble, Colts (2.3, 1st OG overall)
OG – Khalid Croons, Packers (2.6, 2nd OG overall)
C – Scott Caudle, Jaguars (2.17, 2nd C overall)

DEFENSE
DE – Damontre Moore, Packers (1.21, 2nd DE overall)
DE – Alex Okafor, Bengals (2.24, 5th DE overall)
DT – Shevin Vickers, Falcons (3.28, 10th DT overall)
DT – Brandon Williams, Dolphins (2.23, 6th DT overall)
MLB – Kenrick Nielson, Cowboys (1.5, 1st MLB overall)
OLB – Alec Ogletree, Raiders (2.26, 3rd OLB overall)
OLB – Calvin Hamilton, Bears (2.26, 2nd OLB overall)
CB – Braylon Bender, Patriots (1.23, 6th CB overall)
CB – Darius Slay, Dolphins (1.14, 5th CB overall)
FS – Kyle Nelson, Bucs (1.16, 1st FS overall)
SS – Germane Baker, Titans (2.12, 1st SS overall)
K – Terrell Blake, Eagles (4.15, 1st K overall)
P – Brenden Graham, Vikings (3.8, 1st P overall)
KR – Anthony Benson, Steelers (6.15, 15th HB overall)


Offensive Rookie MVP: Johnathan Franklin, CLE (879 yds, 4.3 avg, 5 TDs)
Defensive Rookie MVP: Kyle Nelson, TB (30 tak, 1 tfl, 3 ints)
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