NFL Pro Football Focus’s 2018 Season Awards

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  1. Enigma
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    I already posted a few of these in the NFL Thread but I thought it’d be cleaner to make a thread & update it as these awards/write-ups are dished out.

    Offensive Rookie Of The Year: Baker Mayfield
    Defensive Rookie Of The Year: Derwin James
    Comeback Player Of The Year: Andrew Luck
    Offensive Player Of The Year: DeAndre Hopkins
    Defensive Player Of The Year: Aaron Donald
    The Stephenson Award: Aaron Donald
    PFF’s Most Valuable Player: Patrick Mahomes
    The Hutson Award For Best Wide Reciever: DeAndre Hopkins
    The Mathews Award For Best Offensive Lineman: Mitchell Schwartz
    The Reggie White Award For Best Pass Rusher: Aaron Donald
    The Ted Washington Award For Best Run Defender: Damon Harrison
    The Lane Award For Best Coverage Defender: Eddie Jackson
    Breakout Player Of The Year: Jaylon Smith
    Pass Blocker Of The Year: David Bakhtiari
    The NFL’s Best Offensive Line: Pittsburgh Steelers
    Run Blocker Of The Year: Ryan Ramczyk
    Passer Of The Year: Drew Brees
    Special Team’s Player Of The Year: Thomas Morstead
     
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    Enigma Civil liberties > Police safety

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    @Boos you were spot on about Jaylon Smith being a stud if he was able to get 100% healthy. I remember you telling me that after we drafted him.

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    Still breaks my heart to see him doing his post big play celebration in a Dallas uniform. He’s gonna be a top tier player for a long time
     
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    I don’t really understand the argument for Baker over Saquon for rookie of the year
     
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    Mayfield had an 84.5 overall grade (ranked 9th among QB’s) & Saquon 85.9 overall grade (ranked 4th among RBs). It’s close but I think it came down to positional value. Mayfield took a Browns team that went 0-16 last year & nearly led them to the playoffs. He did so performing like a top 10 QB as a rookie. As great as Saquon was this year, his impact on the Giants was a lot less evident.
     
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    I don’t think positional value is a good way to evaluate rookie of the year. MVP is already an award that looks at positional value rather than soley positional play. Really weird way to judge it to be honest. Saquon played his position a lot better than Mayfield did. But that’s just how I look at it.
     
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    Enigma Civil liberties > Police safety

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    I think level of difficulty had a bit to do with it as well. It’s a lot harder to perform like a top 10 QB than it is a top 10 RB — especially as a rookie! I don’t mean to demean the RB position but quality RBs are in abundance. Obviously Saquon is a special talent but I’d def agrue that Mayfield’s performance this season is more difficult to duplicate than Saquon, given all the context.

    At the end of the day, you could make a case for either or. I don’t think there’s any indefinite right answer between these two. Both of them played great football & deserved it but only one wins the award *shrug*
     
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    Damon Harrison wins the best run defender award for the fourth year in a row which is pretty insane tbh. @Motor City is the only active lions fan here right?
     
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    TimmyT I bet you say that to all the wabbits

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    all of a sudden i'm craving some SNACKS!!!!
     
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    Harrison is a beast. Just like with Blake Griffin, i'm sorry he has to spend some years of his life in this miserable a--- sports town
     
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    Hopkins wins the best WR award. 115 catchable targets & 0 drops is absolutely insane! Truly one of the most dominant players in the league today. I think @Sign Language is the only Texans fan right?

    Btw y’all should really read the write ups for these. If you’re really into the mechanics of football & the little things that makes the great players great, PFF does a really good job of pointing them out.
     
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    Hopkins also taking home PFF’s best offensive player of the year award. Shout out @Sign Language again.



    Eddie Jackson taking home PFF’s coverage defender of the year award. I think @Chewie is the only Bears fan?




    Unsurprisingly, Aaron Donald taking home both pass rusher of the year & defensive player of the year. This guy is just a total freak of nature. The only person that’s even in his realm is JJ Watt.



    Schwartz wins PFF’s best offensive lineman of the year award. Shout out @JFK even though this won’t come close to making up for the playoff loss.
     
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    Hopkins is God
     
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    David Bakhtiari wins PFF’s best pass blocker of the year award. Only packers fan I know here is @Packman & I don’t even think he posts here anymore lol.
     
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    Still here man, much deserved for Dbak
     
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    Pittsburgh Steelers taking PFF’s best offensive line of the year award. Shout out @dna hits.



    Ryan Ramczyk takes PFF’s best run blocker of the year award.



    Thomas Morstead wins PFF’s special teams player of the year.
     
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    thanks for sharing this Enigma
     
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    Eddie Jackson receiving his PFF award for best coverage defender. This is so awesome. I love that PFF dishes out these awards because they acknowledge great players that casual fans or the league in general don’t appreciate enough. Doesn’t necessarily apply to Jackson b/c most fans know he’s a f---ing stud (I hope) but O-Linemen, special teams players & some DBs deserve this recognition.
     
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    Aaron Donald wins his third PFF award this season, the Stephenson Award for best player in the league. Again, this shouldn’t shock anyone. When it comes to football, it’s Donald’s world & we’re all just living in it.



    Patrick Mahomes takes home PFF’s MVP award. This is kind of a no brainer. It was a two horse race between him & Brees for most the season.



    Drew Brees wins PFF’s best passer of the year award. Just like the MVP award, this was primarily a two horse race between him & Mahomes.
     
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