PFF names Bills' Ronald Darby DROY, Jets' Leonard Williams runner-up

BY Cameron DaSilva • January 14, 2016

The Buffalo Bills were one of few teams without a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, but they still managed to nab one of the most impactful rookie classes. Their top pick (second round), Ronald Darby, has quickly emerged as one of the best young cornerbacks in the league, while Karlos Williams is a capable back behind LeSean McCoy.

Darby had an impressive rookie campaign, pulling down two interceptions and recording 21 passes defensed -- good for fifth in the league. He's considered one of the top candidates to win Defensive Rookie of the Year, but fellow cornerback Marcus Peters could take that honor. 

However, according to Pro Football Focus, Darby is the league's top defensive rookie and was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year by the site.

The first runner-up is New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who recorded three sacks and 63 tackles to go along with 30 quarterback hurries, according to PFF. Dallas Cowboys defensive back Byron Jones was the second runner-up, followed by Peters and Adrian Amos.

This is the second award the Bills have won from PFF, with Tyrod Taylor winning Breakout Player of the Year.



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