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Bills CB Ronald Darby named to All-Rookie team

Aug 14, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Ronald Darby (28) during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers in a preseason NFL football game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 14, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Ronald Darby (28) during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers in a preseason NFL football game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best defensive players in the 2015 draft didn't come in the top 15 picks. In fact, he wasn't even drafted in the first round. Buffalo Bills cornerback Ronald Darby was taken in the second round and has turned into a gem after just one season.

Darby was fifth in the league with 21 passes defensed to go along with two interceptions as a rookie, adding 68 tackles, as well. He paired with Stephon Gilmore to give the Bills a dynamic duo at cornerback, and a pair that should thrive so long as Gilmore remains in Buffalo.

Darby was honored for his great season when he was named to the All-Rookie team by the Pro Football Writers of America on Tuesday.

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Another day, another award. Ronald Darby has been named to the PFWA All-Rookie team! https://t.co/FM16jK9AdE pic.twitter.com/ayOneYmy8T

— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) January 19, 2016

Darby is the first Bills player to make the All-Rookie squad since Kiko Alonso did it in 2013. Additionally, he's the first defensive back in Buffalo to do so since Jairus Byrd in 2009.

The sky is the limit for Darby, and as long as he stays healthy, he has a bright future ahead of him.