NFL Predictions ’12, Part II

Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers

This is the man who threw for 30 TD’s and 4,710 yards at 66% completions throwing to guys like Patrick Crayton, Legedu Naanee, and Seyi Ajirotutu. Now this season he has Vincent Jackson & Antonio Gates (mostly) healthy. Naanee or Ajirotutu as a 3rd receiver or in the slot is fine, but as a #1 or #2 is not going to end well for most QB’s. Philip Rivers is going to have a ridiculous season. I can see 4,900 yards and 34 TD’s.

Defensive Player of the Year
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions

When you are half way through your rookie season and people are already referring to you as being one of the top 3 DT’s in the NFL you know that man is a special player. Barring injury, Suh is going to rack up a bunch of these Defensive POY awards. Not to mention Pro Bowls and All-Pro teams. Suh is as dominate as position as any player at any position. Man is a beast.

Offensive Rookie of the Year
Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

In my opinion Jones is the most NFL ready of all rookies this season. He has had his off moments in the preseason and he does drop too many balls, but he’s as ready as they come. He has a true pro at QB throwing him the ball and one of the top 5 receivers on the other side of him in Roddy White.

Defensive Rookie of the Year
Von Miller, LB, Denver Broncos

I could have went in plenty other directions here with Patrick Patterson, Jimmy Smith, Ryan Kerrigan or Adrian Clayborn. I settled on Von Miller because he appears to be the most clean cut and ready NFL prospect.

Coach of the Year
Gary Kubiak, Houston Texans

Finally gets his Houston Texans over the hump and they excise those nightmares of Peyton Manning and the Colts and win the AFC South. With Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, and Matt Schaub on offense and a defense that is certainly improved with Jonathan Joseph & Danieal Manning in the secondary and Wade Phillips can work wonders as a defensive coordinator.

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