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GZL Rookie of the Year Tracker (2015 Final)
By Keith Van Wagner
Special to gzl-football.com

OK, seasonís overÖnothing to see here. Finally, 2015 is in the books. Itís been an exciting year for the rookies, as there have been dramatic swings as to who has been in the lead for rookie of the year from week-to-week. When we first looked in on the freshman class back in Week 3, Jets QB EJ Manuel seemed poised to be crowned the Rookie of the Year. By the time we checked back in Week 7, Manuel was fading and unheralded QB Matt Scott lead the race. In Week 11, Bears HB Bronze Pittman looked like the man to beat. It wasnít until Week 15, our last Tracker, that Houston QB and first pick overall Kendall Irving had begun pulling away from the pack. Now, at seasonís end, Irvingís status as the Rookie of the Year is finally cemented. Irving had an amazing year, completing 53.9% of his passes, throwing for nearly 3,100 yards, and finishing with 26 TDs and only 11 Ints.

Here now, are the final Rankings

Rookie of the Year Tracker

1. QB Kendall Irving, HOU (53.9%, 3072 yds, 26/11) Previous Rank: 1
2. HB Johnathan Franklin, CLE (1596 yds, 4.3, 7 TDs) Previous Rank: 2
3. DE Tank Carradine, DEN (44 tak, 14 TFL, 10 sacks) Previous Rank: 3
4. HB Bronze Pittman, CHI (1414 yds, 4.2 ypc, 7 TDs) Previous Rank: 6
5. MLB Kenrick Nielson DAL (105 tak, 13 TFL, 1 sack, 3 Int) Previous Rank: 4
6. CB Braylon Bender, NE (49 tak, 1 tfl, 4 Int) Previous Rank: 5
7. DE Jacquez Michaels, PIT (40 tak, 6 tfl, 9 sacks) Previous Rank: 7
8. OLB Jaime Collins, TEN (48 tak, 4 tfl, 4 sacks, 4 Int) Previous Rank: NR
9. OT Tyrone OíNeal, CAR (87 pancakes, 3 sacks allowed) Previous Rank: NR
10. DE Damontre Moore, GB (43 tak, 5 TFL, 9 sacks) Previous Rank: 10

Falling out of the Top 10: WR Anthony Perez, WR Jessie Hendricks

Also receiving consideration: HB Joseph Randle, FS Kyle Nelson, OT Tyrone OíNeal, HB LeíVeon Bell, QB EJ Manuel, SS Germane Baker, DE Cornelius Washington, CB Travis Murphy, FS Bryan Harry, DT Sheldon Richardson, WR/KR Marquise Goodwin
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