Doug: Who will stand out to you?
It's time for you to play the game.
Stick your neck on the line and name your "dog."
Every year there's a couple of us in the media who play scout and after the first weekend of practices you have to declare who your ROOKIE OF THE TEAM is. We pick a player to surprise and have the best season. In year one of the game, I won going away taking Ben Patrick. Last year, none of us could compete with Yoda who walked away with the award when LaRod Stephens-Howling was fantastic.
Here are the rules:
1) It has to be a rookie.
2) It can't be anyone drafted in the first two days of the draft
The first two days of the draft now encompass the first three rounds so your pick has to be a rookie free agent or a 4th-7th round pick. If there's a tie, the lower draft pick wins. Obviously, rookie free agents are ranked lower than the 7th pick so you look better if you stick your neck out that far. The problem is you'll lose your scouting license for one year if your pick doesn't even make the team.
You've got one day to make your selection in the ROOKIE OF THE TEAM draft. Tomorrow I'll reveal my pick and talk to him for a few minutes so you can get to know him.
On your mark, get set, PICK!