Rookie Of The Year 2011
Last time I started this type of thread, Percy Harvin ended up as the Rookie of the Year. I don't believe I made a RotY-watch thread last year (because quite frankly I didn't think the chances of us having one was good), but this year we have not one, but TWO very good candidates.
First round quarterback: Christian Ponder.
Most people's choice as best tight end coming out of college: Kyle Rudolph.
The addition of Donovan McNabb certainly makes it much harder for Ponder to get playing time, but who knows? Maybe McNabb gets injured or benched and Ponder makes a run for it towards the end of the season.
As for Rudolph, I know the chances for a TE getting the RotY are slim, but he has great pass-catching abilities and with a 10+ TD season he could make a claim for the throne.
I like the Vikings' chances, especially with Ponder starting cause him and Rudolph seems to be bonding. Wouldn't surprise me if Rudolph became Ponder's favorite target. :)
By the way, feel free to check out this video of Ponder and Rudolph: