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Odds like Cardinals’ Isaiah Simmons for defensive rookie of the year

Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Could the Arizona Cardinals start a streak of consecutive NFL Rookie of the Year awards?

Oddsmakers think its not out of the realm of possibility after quarterback Kyler Murray took home the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honor in 2019. Isaiah Simmons, the eighth pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, could make some immediate noise for the Arizona Cardinals, according to BetOnline.

The gambling service has the Clemson hybrid defender holding the second-best odds (+450) to win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Simmons only comes in behind Washington Redskins pass-rusher Chase Young (+200), the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The chances of Young taking home the award aren’t as great as you might think despite his likely role as a starter. The first defensive players selected in the last 20 drafts have only won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year five times.

Last year’s second overall pick, Nick Bosa, went after Murray and ended up being an exception to that trend as he had little competition from fellow rookie defenders.

Simmons, however, will be playing under unique circumstances considering he could move all over the field for Arizona.

NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year odds

Player 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

NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds

Player Odds
Joe Burrow +225
Clyde Edwards-Helaire +575
Tua Tagovailoa +750
Jonathan Taylor +900
D’Andre Swift +1200
Jerry Jeudy +1600
JK Dobbins +1800
Cam Akers +1800
Justin Herbert +2200
CeeDee Lamb +2200
Henry Ruggs III +2200
Jalen Reagor +2800
Brandon Aiyuk +3000
Justin Jefferson +3300
Chase Claypool +3500

Phillips Law Group

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