By John Turney and TJ Troup Gail Cogdill is the runaway Rookie of the Year, winning both The Sporting News and UPI awards and our Defensive Rookie of the Year pick is Maxie Baughan a starter on the World champion Eagles. Larry Wilson and Roger Brown also have terrific rookie campaigns as well.
Jim Marshall looked very good at defensive end for the Browns showing a lot of speed and movement on film. Bobby Boyd picked off seven passes for the Colts starting his career off on a high note.
Vince Promuto was as good a rookie guard as there was in the 1960s—he could flat-out block. Roy Hoard and Jim Boeke won starting roles for the Rams and did reasonably well.