The Denver Broncos' number one pick in the 2011 draft appears to have been a good choice. Von Miller has been named the 2012 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by a nationwide media panel. Miller's 64 tackles and 11 & 1/2 sacks helped turn around the Denver defense, and along with Tim Tebow, sparked a run to the playoffs.

"It's special because you only get one rookie season," Miller said. "You don't get two tries at it. It's really a one-and-done thing. That was probably the most special thing about it, you only get one shot to accomplish this feat."

And as good as Miller was this year, he promised he'll be even better next year.