2020 NFL DROY Handicapping
Have you stopped by Cappers Picks today looking for our 2020 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Betting Odds & Handicapping Tips? Whenever we get football there will be rookies and we were all just introduced to them last week at the NFL Draft. Winning a rookie of the year award is partly about talent and partly about being in a spot where you can show it. You need to be noticed and put up some counting stats too.
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Last Year’s Winner
Nick Bosa was a top pick from a Ohio State from a football family so he was hardly unknown when he came into the league. He was also on one of the defensive lines in the NFL with the 49ers.
Nick Bosa played in all 16 games, started 14 and had nine sacks for a very good San Francisco team. He did not look out of place and was able to match his brother in taking the award. Joey won in 2016.
Bosa was no slam dunk for the award as another pass rusher, Josh Allen, actually had more sacks than he did. I think he got a boost from being on a really good team and being a reason they were really good.
2020 NFL AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Betting Odds – Chase Young
Chase Young is a lot like Bosa but without the pedigree. He also went to Ohio State and was more dominant than either of the Bosa brothers when he was there. At #2 he was the highest draft pick on a defensive player.
Young looks ready to contribute but unlike Bosa he is probably not going to get much of a bump from being on a good team. He is not a depth player though, they need him to produce right away in Washington.
One of the reasons that Young went so high was because he was able to marry production and amazing measurables.
His floor is really high.
2020 NFL AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Betting Odds – Jeff Okudah
Cornerback Jeff Okudah was the third player taken by Detroit but his odds of winning the award are nowhere near that. He is +1200 which is fourth among rookie odds.
He is behind Young and three linebackers that were drafted after him. Rookie corners are often picked on but if they are up to the task they can put up some numbers and even get some scores.
2020 NFL AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Betting Odds – Isaiah Williams
Isaiah Williams is after Young in terms of the favourites to win the award. He is a supreme athlete who literally played all over the field for Clemson.
With his measurables he should be able to make a difference but shutting down TE’s might not give him the stat profile needed to win this award. Plus I can see it taking a while before the Cardinals know how to really use him.
At +450 I am not sure he is worth it
2020 NFL AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Betting Odds – Kenneth Murray
The guy I like a lot of Kenneth Murray with the Chargers. He is coming in at +1400 and should be in a spot where he can rack up a ton of tackles as a first-year starter. He has enough athleticism to stay on the field all game long too.
Another great value is AJ Epenesa who fell to the Bills. He was one of the most productive rush ends in college football the last few seasons but fell on draft boards because he is not super athletic.
If the Bills are right he can be a 10 sack guy for the next ten years, and he is plus 3000.
2020 NFL AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Betting Odds – Willie Gay
The Chiefs might have gotten a steal with Willie Gay at linebacker out of Mississippi State. When he was on the field he was a difference-maker but he missed time last season. Coming into a championship-level team can be a great place to just let it hang out and play. +1800 is pretty good too.
Finding the right guy for this award is not always easy. Sometimes it is easy, like with the Bosas but the year before last it was Darius Leonard who was a second-rounder from South Carolina State.
Lots of options at Betonline.
Complete 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award Betting Odds
- Chase Young +200
- Isaiah Simmons +450
- Patrick Queen +900
- Jeff Okudah +1200
- Kenneth Murray +1400
- Willie Gay Jr. +1800
- Javon Kinlaw +2200
- Derrick Brown +2500
- Julian Okwara +2500
- Xavier McKinney +2800
- Jordan Elliott +3000
- AJ Epenesa +3000
- CJ Henderson +3500
- Grant Delpit +3500
- Kristian Fulton +4500
- Jaylon Johnson +5000
- Troy Dye +5500
- Trevon Diggs +5500
- Akeem Davis-Gaither +6600
- Curtis Weaver +10000
- Ashtyn Davis +10000
- Marlon Davidson +10000
- Odds Updated April 29th 2020
- Odds via BetOnline
2020 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Betting Odds – FREE PICK: Kenneth Murray +1400 (Bet Now at any of our reviewed NFL Sportsbooks!)
There is nothing wrong with going with Young. I like him a lot.
If I am going to tie up my money for a whole season I like a better payoff though. Especially for an individual player prop. Murray offers good value and an LB just won the award a couple of years ago so not exactly out of nowhere.
He should put up 120+ tackles with a few interceptions and sacks.
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