The 2015 draft produced two starters on offense – center Hroniss Grasu, running back Jeremy Langford – and two on defense – safety Adrian Amos, nose tackle Eddie Goldman. The latter two, projected core players in what GM Ryan Pace and coach John Fox expect to be a Bears defense for years to come, have been selected as members of the NFL’s All-Rookie team by the Pro Football Writers Association of America.
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Goldman was the Bears’ second-round selection last spring, played in 15 games, starting 12 and was credited in team stats with 39 tackles and 4½ sacks. Amos, a fifth-round pick, started all 16 games at safety, and was credited with 108 tackles, four passes broken up and one sack.
St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley was rookie of the year and offensive rookie of the year. Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters was defensive rookie of the year.
The complete all-rookie rosters:
QB – Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB – Todd Gurley, St. Louis Rams; Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks
WR – Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders; Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
TE – Will Tye, New York Giants
C – Mitch Morse, Kansas City Chiefs
G – Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Brandon Scherff, Washington Redskins
T – Rob Havenstein, St. Louis Rams; Donovan Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DL – Malcom Brown, New England Patriots; Eddie Goldman, Chicago Bears; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings; Leonard Williams, New York Jets
LB – Kwon Alexander, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Stephone Anthony, New Orleans Saints; Eric Kendricks, Minnesota Vikings
CB – Ronald Darby, Buffalo Bills; Marcus Peters, Kansas City Chiefs
S – Adrian Amos, Chicago Bears; Landon Collins, New York Giants
PK – Josh Lambo, San Diego Chargers
P – Matt Darr, Miami Dolphins
KR – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
PR – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
ST – Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks