This is your Barker's Chris Miller.
Handicapping the defensive rookie of the year race in the NFL has been a pretty straightforward proposition this century.
Linebackers are always a safe bet, and in the last decade, first round picks have won the award nine out of 10 years.
Only in these Darius Leonard in the 20 tens wanted as a non first rounder.
So with those two thoughts in mind, let's take a look at three top candidates for the 2020 defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Washington's Chase Young's and obvious pick because he was the consensus best overall player in the draft and is expected to make a huge immediate impact on Washington's defense.
If Young puts up big sack numbers in Washington improves on that side of the ball where they were near the bottom of league in every category last season, he'll likely win the award.
Arizona's Isaiah Simmons is going to step in and play linebacker right away.
For the Cardinals, that was a decision criticized by some who felt that pigeonholing Simmons and taking away some of his versatility would lessen his impact on the team.
I think that's going to make his transition to the NFL much smoother.
It's going to make the learning curve a lot easier, and it's going to allow him to get comfortable with his responsibilities.
Arizona really struggled against tight ends more than just about any other team in the league last year.
And if Simmons shores up the middle of the field, the hype he had pre draft plus any production in Splash plays he gets is a pro will make him a very good bet to win the award.
Finally, there's Patrick Queen, the L S U linebacker landed in the absolute perfect situation with the Baltimore Ravens.
While he's not a top 10 pick, he's going to step in and start from Day one and given Baltimore's propensity to get the most out of their draft picks and develop their young players better than just about any team in the league.
If Queen is any kind of a quick study, he'll have great numbers and a great chance to win the award for one of the highest profile and most consistently successful teams in the NFL.
So there you have it.
Three candidates for the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2020 for your barker.
I'm Chris Moller