Chargers DE Bosa wins top defensive rookie award Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa has won the 2016 Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award in a landslide. Sitting out the first four games after a protracted preseason holdout didn't damage the third overall draft pick much. He still managed 12 1/2 sacks as the key threat on a San Diego defence that ranked only 16th overall. That performance earned Bosa 37 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. He easily outdistanced Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who received 10. The other three votes went to Falcons linebacker Deion Jones in balloting announced Saturday night. Bosa, whose father played three seasons with Miami (1987-89), is the second Charger to win the honour. Linebacker Shawne Merriman earned it in 2005.