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NFL.com: Samaje Perine A Sleeper Offensive Rookie Of The Year Candidate

NFL.com: Samaje Perine A Sleeper Offensive Rookie Of The Year Candidate

Samaje Perine smashed multiple rushing records at the University of Oklahoma, including becoming the school’s all-time leading rusher in just three years.

As dominant as Perine was at the college level, he’s looking to be that and more at the NFL level as he heads into his rookie season with the Washington Redskins.

Normally, when professional football players excel on the football field, they get recognized for it, like for instance, being named Offensive Rookie of the Year, which in Perine’s case, NFL Media Analyst Bucky Brooks feels he has a chance of sneaking in and winning.

Here’s what Brooks had to say about Perine in his evaluation of potential Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates:

“The fourth-round pick (No. 114 overall) must unseat “Fat Rob” [Kelley] for the RB1 job, but he could flourish as the starter behind Washington’s monstrous offensive line,” Brooks said. “Perine is a big, downhill runner perfectly suited for playing in the power-based scheme. The 5-foot-11, 233-pound banger runs through contact and punishes defenders at the ends of runs with his violent style….

 

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