Last week, we noted that Kerryon Johnson finished third in Rookie of the Year among our FanPulse voters across the SB Nation platforms. But it’s not just fans that are noticing the year the Detroit Lions running back is having.
ESPN handed out midseason NFL awards this week, and while Johnson didn’t finish first in Offensive Rookie of the Year voting, he was among the finalists—finishing fourth overall. He only received two votes from the eight-analyst panel at ESPN, but one of those writers, Football Outsiders’ Aaron Schatz, gave him a first-place vote.

The OROY 1st place vote for Kerryon Johnson is me. So is the DPOY 2nd place vote for Tre’Davious White. Mahomes was my MVP pick.— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) November 7, 2018

It would make sense for Schatz to back Kerryon, because his statistics support that choice.


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