The 2009 season was a bang-up time for NFC North rookies, from receiver Percy Harvin to linebacker Clay Matthews to safety Louis Delmas. So as we move away from the NFL's draft/free agency season, I'm wondering if the 2010 class can possibly match its predecessor.
2010 NFC North ROY candidates
I don't know if we'll have the raw numbers this season, but we do have some strong individual candidates. So as we move through a slower news week, tell me who will be the division's top rookie in 2010.
I've offered two candidates per team as a starting-off point, but feel free to veer in any direction you wish. I tried to take into account which rookies seem likely to play right away; hence, Green Bay first-round pick Bryan Bulaga didn't make my list. Some positions are more likely to earn NFL-wide awards than others, but for the purpose of this discussion, consider an offensive tackle every bit as important than a running back.
As always, I'll review your submissions and publish a representative sample -- along with my take -- by the end of the week. Have at It.