2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds
Ohio State University has long been seen as one of the most successful programs in college football history, so it should not be a surprise that THE Ohio State University produces some of the best talent in the country, and that talent always finds its way to the NFL.
In fact, in three of the last four seasons, the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year winner has been a former Buckeyes standout, with Joey Bosa joining his brother Nick (2016) and CB Marshon Lattimore (2017) on the winners list a season ago.
No. 2 overall pick Chase Young looks to make it four Buckeyes in five seasons when he takes the field for the Washington Football Team in 2020.
If you’re brand spanking new to betting on football, head on over to our NFL Betting 101 section for all the answers to your questions, in the meantime here are your current odds for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds
|DE Chase Young (WAS)||+250|
|LB Isaiah Simmons (ARZ)||+600|
|LB Patrick Queen (BAL)||+1000|
|LB Kenneth Murray (LAC)||+1100|
|CB Jeff Okudah (DET)||+1600|
|LB K'Lavon Chiasson (JAX)||+2000|
|DT Derrick Brown (CAR)||+2500|
|DT Javon Kinlaw (SF)||+2500|
|LB Willie Gay Jr. (KC)||+2500|
|DE A.J. Epenesa (BUF)||+3300|
|S Grant Delpit (CLE)||+3300|
|S Xavier McKinney (NYG)||+3300|
|CB CJ Henderson (JAX)||+3300|
|CB A.J. Terrell (ATL)||+3300|
|S Kyle Dugger (NE)||+3300|
|S Antoine Winfield Jr. (TB)||+3300|
|CB Jeff Gladney (MIN)||+4000|
|CB Kristian Fulton (TEN)||+5000|
|CB Jaylon Johnson (CHI)||+5000|
|DE Yetur Gross-Matos (CAR)||+5000|
Why is Chase Young the Favorite for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
There are many reasons to love Chase Young’s chances to win the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.
First of all, Young is joining a Washington team that is actually quite stacked on their defensive line.
Young will join a Washington defense that has four first-rounders on their line, and will begin the season playing as an edge specialist under new coach and defensive wizard Ron Rivera.
We saw a season ago with fellow Buckeye alum Joey Bosa that joining a team with a wealth of talent on their defensive line can only be beneficial to a young pass-rusher still learning the ropes at the next level.
Speaking of that Buckeyes pedigree, it’s hard to deny the fact that Ohio State has turned into quite the factory for elite NFL talent.
Chase Young’s collegiate numbers dwarfed that of the Bosa brothers, and Young eventually ended his Ohio State career with the second-most sacks in school history (30.5), with 26.5 of those sacks coming in his last two seasons.
Needless to say, there are reasons why Young went No. 2 overall and is the short favorite to be the next Buckeye alum to win a Rookie of the Year Award.
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Betting Trends
While betting trends are never the “be all, end all” in sports, it does make sense to look at the history of the award to try to identify the best value spots on the board.
Here are some trends to consider when handicapping the field for the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award.
• Only three of the last 30 winners of the NFL DROTY Award have been drafted outside of the first round. Of those three picked outside the first-round (Darius Leonard, DeMeco Ryans, and Kendrell Bell), none of them were selected outside of the Top 40 picks. That should help pare down your board immediately!
• In the last decade, the DROTY Award went to a defensive lineman or “edge rusher” (see 3-4 pass rusher) in six of those 10 seasons.
• A safety has not won the DROTY Award since 1990 when Mark Carrier accomplished the feat. Heading into the 2020 season, there are four safeties listed in the Top 20 Odds to win the award. In other words, tread lightly if you’re looking to bet on a safety.
• As mentioned previously, three of the last four winners of this award have come from Ohio State University.
• In the past 15 years, inside linebackers have won the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award more than any other position (6), with EDGE rushers (4) and interior defensive linemen (3) rounding out the top three.
• While cornerbacks have brought home the DROTY Award in two of the past five seasons (Marshon Lattimore and Marcus Peters), they have only won the award three times since 1998.
How Do You Read Defensive Rookie of the Year Betting Odds?
At any given legal online sportsbook, you will see NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds listed in a way that may look like this:
Chase Young +250
Isaiah Simmons +600
Patrick Queen +1000
Jeff Okudah +1600
Essentially what this infers is that on a bet of $100, if you were to bet on Patrick Queen to take home the award and he did just that, you’d be rewarded a cool $1000 for your trouble, making your total payout $1100 (your initial $100 bet + $1000 win for the winning wager).
For a deeper breakdown of how moneyline/futures betting works, head on over to our Betting 101 guide that gives you all the details you’ll need to know.
Defensive Rookie of the Year Award Winners
|2019||EDGE Nick Bosa, 49ers|
|2018||LB Darius Leonard, Colts|
|2017||CB Marshon Lattimore, Saints|
|2016||EDGE Joey Bosa, Chargers|
|2015||CB Marcus Peters, Chiefs|
|2014||DT Aaron Donald, Rams|
|2013||DT Sheldon Richardson, Jets|
|2012||LB Luke Kuechly, Panthers|
|2011||EDGE Von Miller, Broncos|
|2010||DT Ndamukong Suh, Lions|
|2009||LB Brian Cushing, Texans|
|2008||LB Jerod Mayo, Patriots|
|2007||LB Patrick Willis, 49ers|
|2006||LB DeMeco Ryans, Texans|
|2005||EDGE Shawne Merriman, Chargers|
|2004||LB Jonathan Vilma, Jets|
|2003||EDGE Terrell Suggs, Ravens|
|2002||DE Julius Peppers, Panthers|
|2001||LB Kendrell Bell, Steelers|
|2000||LB Brian Urlacher, Bears|
|1999||DE Jevon Kearse, Titans|
|1998||CB Charles Woodson, Raiders|
|1997||LB Peter Boulware, Ravens|
|1996||DE Simeon Rice, Cardinals|
|1995||DE Hugh Douglas, Jets|
|1994||DT Tim Bowens, Dolphins|
|1993||DT Dana Stubblefield, 49ers|
|1992||CB Dale Carter, Chiefs|
|1991||LB Mike Croel, Broncos|
|1990||S Mark Carrier, Bears|
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