Buffalo rookie safety Donte Whitner bags the award this week for his season-high 14 tackle performance in a 30-29 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Whitner's effort included an astonishing 11 solo tackles.
For the season, Whitner has 94 tackles and one interception and is in the running for Defensive Rookie of the Year along with another former Buckeye, AJ Hawk (115 tackles). Too bad neither of those two have a chance to win the award as Houston Texan linebacker DeMeco Ryans is blowing up with with two 145 tackles on the season. Ryans just turned in a 46 tackle month of December to all but lock it down.