The Los Angeles Rams' top two draft picks in 2015 both earned some honors on Tuesday from the Pro Football Writers of America.
Running back Todd Gurley, the team's first-round pick a year ago, was honored by the PFWA as the 2015 Rookie of the Year, 2015 Offensive Rookie of the Year and a member of the All-Rookie team. The team's second-round pick, offensive tackle Rob Havenstein, also landed on the All-Rookie squad.
The Havenstein selection in the second round didn't make the same kind of headlines like the Gurley pick did, but he quietly pieced together a strong rookie campaign as the team's starting right tackle. A three-year starter at the University of Wisconsin, Havenstein proved to be exactly what the Rams needed in that position.
2015 PFWA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
2015 PFWA OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: RB Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams
2015 PFWA DEFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: CB Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs
2015 PFWA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
QB – Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB – Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams; Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
WR – Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders; Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
TE – Will Tye, New York Giants
C – Mitch Morse, Kansas City Chiefs
G – Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Brandon Scherff, Washington Redskins
T – Rob Havenstein, St. Louis Rams; Donovan Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DL – Malcom Brown, New England Patriots; Eddie Goldman, Chicago Bears; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings; Leonard Williams, New York Jets
LB – Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Stephone Anthony, New Orleans Saints; Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings
CB – Ronald Darby, Buffalo Bills; Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs
S – Adrian Amos, Chicago Bears; Landon Collins, New York Giants
PK – Josh Lambo, San Diego Chargers
P – Matt Darr, Miami Dolphins
KR – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
PR – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
ST – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks