Will Anderson, Bijan Robinson Favorites For Rookie of Year

  • Will Anderson is favored to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year at +350.
  • There are +290 odds for Bijan Robinson to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year.
  • Bryce Young has +450 odds to win OROY.

HOUSTON – Now that the NFL Draft has officially come to a close, oddsmakers have odds for who is going to win the Defensive and Offensive Rookie of the Year awards. On defense, Will Anderson is favored, and rightfully so. However, there is a surprise favorite on offense with Bijan Robinson holding the shortest odds.

Will Anderson All But Locked For DROY

2023-24 Defensive Rookie Of The Year Odds

  • Will Anderson +350
  • Jalen Carter +600
  • Tyree Wilson +750
  • Devon Witherspoon +1000
  • Christian Gonzalez+1000
  • Lukas Van Ness +1400
  • Emmanuel Forbes +1500
  • Nolan Smith +1600
  • Jack Campbell +1800
  • Felix Anudike-Uzomah +1800

NFL betting sites are extremely high on Will Anderson and things should remain that way all season. Anderson was the highest-drafted defensive player in the draft and by far the top defensive product. He is also joining a Houston Texans defensive scheme that has no one listed in front of him on the depth chart. Of all the defensive rookies, Anderson is being set up to most to succeed.

Jalen Carter and Tyree Wilson both sit behind Anderson as the only other two defensive rookies with odds under +1000 to win. While these are two top defensive prospects, Carter is joining a Super Bowl caliber defense in the Philadelphia Eagles that likely won’t change up much unless something drastic were to happen.

As for Wilson, many were already questioning how high he was taken in the draft, but he isn’t even listed at his true linebacker position on the Las Vegas Raiders depth chart. Instead, he sits behind a tank in Chandler Jones at defensive end who is still playing at a high level.

OROY Odds Up For Grabs

2023-24 2023-24 Offensive Rookie Of The Year Odds

  • Bijan Robinson +290
  • Bryce Young +450
  • Anthony Richardson +550
  • CJ Stroud +700
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba +800
  • Jahmyr Gibbs +950
  • Quentin Johnston +1500
  • Jordan Addison +1600
  • Zay Flowers +2000
  • Will Levis +2500

Bijan Robinson

While there are questions surrounding Bijan Robinson’s odds to win the OROY, he is being set up tremendously by the Atlanta Falcons as they operate a run-heavy offense that pushed running plays 55.29% of the time last season, the second most in the league. However, even with a run-heavy system, they had just two guys go over 500 yards on the ground.

Bryce Young

Then there’s Bryce Young, the number one overall pick, and he has some tremendous pieces around him to help him succeed. Those include Adam Thielen, DJ Chark, Miles Sanders, and Hayden Hurst. He’ll have all the weapons he needs to have a successful rookie season.

Anthony Richardson

Anthony Richardson, while many are raving about his athleticism, shouldn’t be taken too seriously as he still has issues to work on as far as his accuracy.

CJ Stroud

Yes, CJ Stroud had a strong argument as the best QB in the draft, but he doesn’t have the offensive weapons around him to really make a strong push.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Highly regarded as the best wide receiver in this draft class, he is going to be overshadowed by both Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. He also has to rely on Geno Smith who had a breakout season last year, but it is still unknown that he can replicate that performance.

Jahmyr Gibbs

Gibbs has all the right things going for him to be a sleeper pick to win the award. The Detroit Lions traded away D’Andre Swift leaving Gibbs as their RB1. They are also down receivers from last season who were either cut or suspended meaning he’ll be involved not only in the ground game, but in the receiving game as well.

Will Levis

Levis should have strong consideration as a dark horse pick. He did slide to the second round, but many considered him a first round talent. While there’s been no word on if he’ll start for them if he does end up starting, his odds will shorten meaning right now, before they shift, is the time to take them.

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