Kiko Alonso wins NFL defensive rookie of the month

AP

A total of 45 players were chosen in this year’s draft before Kiko Alonso, 25 of them on defense.

None were better in September.

The Bills linebacker was just named NFL defensive rookie of the month, after a stellar start to his career.

The second-rounder is tied for the league lead with four interceptions, and also for the league lead in tackles (though raw tackles are among the most dubious stats kept — but hey, he had a lot of them, so good for him).

He also has a forced fumble, a fumble recovery a sack and four passes broken up, showing excellent ability in coverage.