No, the title is not a chemical abbreviation or algebraic equation. It stands for Rookie(s) of the Year.
I submit that it is possible (not likely) that the Denver Broncos could be perhaps the first team to have the Offensive ROY and the Defensive ROY on the same team.
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Please point to the most likely candidates for Offensive ROY in this draft. Personally, I'd give Donald Brown the highest likelihood, followed by a tie between Chris Wells and our man Knowshon. Percy Harvin might also compete. That's about it in terms of obvious 1st rounders. I give Brown the nod becuase of the high-octane Colts offense, and Wells a close T-2nd only becuase of a possible lingering injury issue. I'd put Moreno up top, except I envision Denver using a wide diversity of backs and a pass-as-run approach like the Pats did. (I can't wait to see Royal in this offense).
On the defensive side of the ball, ROY honors will typically come from a high # of sacks or a high # of INTs. I submit that Ayers is not likely to achieve a really high sack total per se, but a combination of Sacks, TFLs, and Pressures may put him in the running. Additionally, CB Smith seems to have a nose for the ball, and if he can be the beneficiary of a more aggresive scheme (which I fully expect Nolan to implement) and thereby grab 5 or 6 INTs he could certainly put himself in the running. Add to it some PR and/or KR responsibilities and it can only help. Both of these guys have the possible added benefit of the perceived "worst-to-first" type improvement we may see form Denver's D this season, which will enhance their perceived value.
I would be mighty pleased if even one of our draft picks won ROY honors (as either Clady or Royal came close to last year), but two? That would be McOutstanding!