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NFL's most disliked player?
Michael Vick still hasn't been able to shake his association with a dogfighting ring, as he's been named the NFL's most disliked player in a Forbes.com fan survey. More than half of NFL fans surveyed had a negative view of Vick, putting him ahead of players like disgraced safety Manti Te'o and weekly fine risk Ndamukong Suh. Surveying the list, the secret to staying off it seems to be: Don't get in legal trouble, don't be awful, don't have too much success and don't have a reputation as a whiner or malcontent. Simple, really.
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: NFL Defensive ROY Candidates
NFL, St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Ezekiel Ansah, Arthur Brown, Matt Elam, Jarvis Jones, Dion Jordan, Star Lotulelei, Tyrann Mathieu, Dee Milliner, Barkevious Mingo, Alec Ogletree, Manti Te'o, Kenny Vaccaro
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