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NFL Player Prop Bet Picks – NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year 2020

Top 5 Defensive Rookie of the Year Candidates 2020

Chase Young +200

The Washington Redskins top draft pick was Chase Young. He has a motor that never quits. In his last two seasons at Ohio State, he had 79 tackles. with 35.5 of them for a loss. He also had 35.5 sacks and 7 forced fumbles. I know people don’t like to bet chalk but if he stays healthy he should win the award. He might not get as many sacks this season because the Redskins opponents will likely have the lead and will be running ball control in the 4th quarter. However, he should make enough big plays to take home the award.

Isaiah Simmons +500

Simmons is a “tweener” type player, which means he isn’t quite big enough to plan an NFL defensive lineman spot but isn’t quite fast enough to play a linebacker spot. He will be at his best if he can play the defensive line on passing downs and play linebacker on running downs. He has to be placed in the right situation to do well and that means he will either make it big his first season or might just fade away if he isn’t used right.

 

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Kenneth Murray +900

The Chargers top pick was Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert to replace Phillip Rivers. With their second pick in the first round the Chargers drafted Oklahoma inside linebacker Kenneth Murray. He will be able to rush the passer on day one. However, his coverage skills are lacking and with the pass happy NFL this will mean he will be on the for a good part of the game.

Patrick Queen +900

Patrick Queen isn’t a big player and that worked to his advantage as he fell to the Baltimore Ravens in the first-round. With his pass coverage skills he can be an every down player in the Ravens’ 3-4 defense. He can blitz, cover the pass and is solid against the run. He is my sleeper pick because he will be on a top team and that will get him some votes at the end of the season.

Jeffrey Okudah +1400

Okudah will start but in 2019, he didn’t record an interception and had just 13 tackles. The advantage he does have is that on the Lions he will get plenty of playing time. However, I can’t see a defensive back getting the award unless he is an interception hawk.