Last year, Luke Kuechly was NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. The season before? Von Miller. In all, nine of the past 10 winners have been linebackers, meaning the likes of Arthur Brown, Jarvis Jones and Manti Te'o must be favorites, right? Or will someone else -- maybe a certain safety in Arizona -- emerge? Rank the candidates!

Rank 'Em: MVP | QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DLs | LBs | DBs | Offensive ROY

Rank: NFL Defensive ROY Candidates

Ezekiel Ansah

Ezekiel Ansah

DE, Lions

Arthur Brown

Arthur Brown

LB, Ravens

Matt Elam

Matt Elam

S, Ravens

Jarvis Jones

Jarvis Jones

LB, Steelers

Dion Jordan

Dion Jordan

DE, Dolphins

Star Lotulelei

Star Lotulelei

DT, Panthers

Tyrann Mathieu

Tyrann Mathieu

S, Cardinals

Dee Milliner

Dee Milliner

CB, Jets

Barkevious Mingo

Barkevious Mingo

LB, Browns

Alec Ogletree

Alec Ogletree

LB, Rams

Manti Te'o

Manti Te'o

LB, Chargers

Kenny Vaccaro

Kenny Vaccaro

S, Saints

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