Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – Jadeveon Clowney has had some eye-popping moments in preseason and he remains the favorite to win the 2014 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Clowney is a 9/4 favorite to win this year’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award, while Raiders’ linebacker Khalil Mack has odds of 13/2 to win. Ravens’ linebacker C.J. Mosley and Steelers’ LB Ryan Shazier are also 9/1, respectively, while Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard is 14/1.
Continuing with the odds, Rams’ defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Vikings’ pass rusher Anthony Barr are both 15/1, respectively, while Packers’ safety Ha Ha Clinton Dix is 20/1 to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year. Calvin Pryor of the Jets, Dee Ford of the Chiefs, Justin Gilbert of the Browns, and Kyle Fuller of the Bears are all 25/1, respectively, to win the award.
Some of the mid-range long-shots to win the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2014 are Bradley Roby of the Browns, Ego Ferguson of the Bears, Jeremiah Attaochu of the Chargers and Trent Murphy of the Redskins, who are all 33/1, respectively. Kyle Van Noy of the Lions is also 40/1 and a host of players including Deone Bucannon (Cardinals), Dominique Easley (Patriots), Jason Verrett (Chargers), Jimmie Ward (49ers), Marcus Smith (Eagles), Rashade Hageman (Falcons), Stephon Tuitt (Steelers) and Timmy Jernigan (Ravens) are all 50/1, respectively.
A defensive end or linebacker has won the award since 1998 when Charles Woodson was the last cornerback to claim the Defensive Rookie of the Year. Over the past five years, three linebackers have won the award and two defensive linemen, including Jets’ defensive end Sheldon Richardson in 2013. For the past seven years, every DROY has been a first round pick. DeMeco Ryans of the Texans in 2006 is the last non-first-round pick to win the award.