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Thursday, April 30, 2009
NFC South's top rookie? Survey says Jenkins

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Who's going to be rookie of the year in the NFC South?

Well, we'll find out for sure next season, but I know a lot of us don't want to wait that long for an entire season to play out.

So why wait? The folks at WhatIfSports.com have played out the 2009 season already -- 10,000 times.

It's pretty interesting stuff, but the bad news is they don't see any NFC South rookie being dominant. The top-rated NFC South rookie is New Orleans cornerback Malcolm Jenkins and he comes in at No. 34 (San Francisco's Michael Crabtree is No. 1).

Other NFC South rookies in the top 100 include Carolina's Everette Brown (No. 38), Atlanta's Lawrence Sidbury (No. 42), Carolina's Sherrod Martin (No. 48), Tampa Bay's Josh Freeman (No. 72), Carolina's Duke Robinson (No. 76), Atlanta's Chris Owens (No. 85) and Atlanta safety William Moore (No. 100).

Thanks to reader Dale from Georgia for passing this along.