I know all of us love LOVE Lavonte David. I know some of us don't think he will win DROY(though I'm sure they'd be happy if he did).
So let's make the case for or against Lavonte David for DROY? If you wanna make the case for Barron go ahead but it's a harder road.
Through 9 games Buccaneers have the #1 Rushing defense in the NFL thanks in large part to Lavonte David. Tampa had the worst rush defense in the NFL in 2011. That is a huge dramatic turn around.
Lavonte David currently tied for 4th in the league in tackles with 81(2nd among rookies)
Lavonte David currently 2nd in the league in solo tackles with 67(1st among rookies)
Lavonte David currently 3rd in the NFL in TFLs with 12(1st among rookies)
Lavonte has been all over the field and I think his playmaking ability behind the line of scrimmage and his aggressiveness should make him the 2012 Defensive Rookie Of The Year.