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NFL Midseason Review: MVP, DPOY, OROY, DROY Through 10 Weeks

NFL MVP Will Come Out OF NFC?

At this point, the NFL MVP comes down to Tom Brady and Dak Prescott. Brady is 1000 years old and going to throw for over 5k at this pace, while Dak is honestly similar to Brady in terms of playstyle, except he is faster than Brady's 6.5 forty. Dak has the comeback player of the year appeal on his side, so maybe that will outweigh Brady's AARP status.

NFL Defensive MVP

A darkhorse to consider and someone I believe can win the award if things bounce a particular way is Las Vegas Raiders Edge Maxx Crosby. The real front runners according to Vegas odds are Cleveland Browns Edge Myles Garrett, LA Rams DL Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh Steelers Edge T.J. Watt, and another sort of sleeper in Tennessee Titans DB Kevin Byard.

Why Las Vegas Raiders Edge Maxx Crosby

Maxx Crosby has been a force to be reckoned with this season for the Raiders. He has amassed 7 sacks and an NFL leading 42 total pressures.

Even with the Browns Myles Garrett collecting 15 sacks through only half the season, the Browns are likely going to miss the playoffs, which leaves us with Maxx Crosby on a team that has a shot at making the playoffs and largely due to his play on the defensive side of the football.

We have to wait and see how serious the T.J. Watt injury is, in addition, Rams DT Aaron Donald, safety Kevin Byard, and Cowboys DB Trevon Diggs are also high-level candidates to win the award.

Offensive Rookie of The Year

New England Patriots Rookie Mac Jones, followed by Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase, Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris, and LA Chargers OT Rashaawn Slater

Why Mac Jones

For starters, we rated Mac Jones as a Potential High Upside Player, what that means for a guy like Mac Jones as compared to a Trey Lance who I had rated similarly is that Jones could enter the NFL at his ceiling with some slight upside down the road, while Trey Lance shows higher-level developmental traits and a higher ceiling overall. During the NFL Draft scouting process, Lance lacked the short and intermediate accuracy and the touch that a Mac Jones already had entering the league, making Mac Jones the more NFL-ready guy.

Jones has already surpassed all of my expectations as a QB, he is beyond his projected ceiling by my standards and still has some room to grow. He was always a guy who could be a Matt Ryan style player, and if that's what we get from him, you could not ask for more.

Mac Jones was graded out as the best QB in week 10, according to PFF. No rookie since 2006 has graded out higher than Mac Jones through the first ten weeks; he is also the 5th highest graded QB this season. Hats off to Josh McDaniel for his ability to put Jones in the best possible position to be successful.

Defensive Rookie Of The Year

Dallas Cowboys LB Micah Parsons, Baltimore Ravens Edge Odafe Oweh

Why LB Micah Parsons

Parsons, who we graded during the NFL draft as the top LB prospect and an Instant Impact Player at the NFL level, has lived up to the billing so far. He has a top 15 PFF defensive grade through ten weeks; he has 7 total sacks and leads the NFL in QB hurries.

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