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2022 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds and Bets

Aidan Hutchinson, Detroit Lions

Lions rookie and "Hard Knocks" star Aidan Hutchinson is the favorite to win DROY.

From a historical perspective, the best way for bettors to invest in the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (DROY) market is to target a player who gets after the quarterback. In five of the last eight seasons, the winner of the DROY award has recorded at least nine sacks in their rookie campaign.

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Former Michigan standout Aidan Hutchinson is the betting favorite at DraftKings to win the 2022 NFL DROY award. The defensive end, who was selected No. 2 overall by the Detroit Lions in April’s draft, has been assigned odds of +500.

New York Giants edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux is slotted as the second overall betting choice at +550, followed closely by No.1 overall pick Travon Walker. The former Georgia standout slides in as the third overall option at +800 as oddsmakers are predicting that Jacksonville will have the outstanding edge rusher in favorable passing situations focused solely on putting heat on the opposing signal-caller.

Last season, Dallas linebacker Micah Parsons took home the award as the betting favorite at odds of +200 after finishing sixth in the NFL with 13 sacks. Prior to Parsons, two other pass rushers, Chase Young of Washington and Nick Bosa of San Francisco, have been recognized with the prestigious honor.

Sauce Gardner (+1000) of the Jets rates as the strongest contender to win the award from the cornerback position since New Orleans’ Marshon Lattimore in 2017.

2022 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds

Aidan Hutchinson +500
Kayvon Thibodeaux +550
Travon Walker +800
Kyle Hamilton +800
Sauce Gardner +1000
Quay Walker +1000
Derek Stingley, Jr. +1200
Nakobe Dean +1200
Jermaine Johnson II +1200
Jordan Davis +1400
Devin Lloyd +1500
Trent McDuffie +1600
George Karlaftis +1600
Kaiir Elam +2000
Devonte Wyatt +2500
Andrew Booth Jr. +2500
Kyler Gordon +3000
Drake Jackson +3000
Lewis Cine +3500
Sam Williams +3500
Dax Hill +3500
Roger McCreary +4000
Leo Chenal +4000
Jalen Pitre +4000
Christian Harris +5000
Chad Muma +5000
Brian Asamoah +5000
Boye Mafe +5000
Arnold Ebiketie +5000
Troy Anderson +5000
Nik Bonitto +5000
Jaquan Brisker +5000
Cameron Thomas +6500
Travis Jones +6500
DeMarvin Leal +6500
Logan Hall +6500
Brandon Smith +8000
Tariq Woolen +10000
Derion Kendrick +10000
Perrion Winfrey +10000
Martin Emerson Jr. +10000
Marcus Jones +10000