Casey Hayward will win it. He's been one of the best corners this year metric wise and he has the the fancy INTs they love too.
Kuechly hasn't got a shot if Jones/Irvin both hit 10 sacks but he'll get some votes.
Byrd led the league in INTs his rookie year, didn't win DYOR. A LB did.
Bruce Irvin isn't going to win it with 7 sacks and 11 total tackles so far. This isn't the Pro Bowl where idiot fans decide, hopefully the AP isn't as stupid. Only 4 tackles other than his sacks is pretty pathetic.
Chandler Jones has a chance, but I've been reading and hearing a lot more praise for Kuechly than Jones in the media, and rightfully so. Jones has been ok but he hasn't exactly been Aldon Smith from last year, and his injury isn't going to help him. He's only got 6 sacks (and a decent tackle total of 34) and only 5 games to go. Kuechly has been beasting since he moved to the middle.
Suh won it in 2010, the last non-LB to win it before Suh? Peppers. Suh and Peppers were both "once in a generation" type players. DROY almost always goes to LBs unless it's one of those types. I'd be shocked if Kuechly isn't DROY this year.