There are still plenty of games to be played, but at this point I still think JJ Watt has to be considered the best bet to win the DPOY.
My evaluation of Aldon Smith does not rest entirely
on his winning or not winning the DPOY award.
Yesterday, Aldon Smith tied Fred Dean for the most sacks in a season with 17.5.
It seems safe to assume that he will break the team record.
Aldon Smith has already reached 30 sacks faster any player in NFL history--well the history since sacks became an official statistic.
With 31.5 sacks in his first two years, Aldon Smith has passed Reggie White as the player with the most sacks in his first two years.
Aldon Smith has developed his overall game enough to be rationally considered one of the dominant outside linebackers in the NFL.
The team really did need a good outside linebacker, and Aldon Smith has surpassed expectations and has become an excellent OLB.
Props to Aldon Smith.
[ Edited by buck on Dec 3, 2012 at 11:33 AM ]