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OddsTrader has all the up to date betting analysis for NFL Rookie of the Year. In addition to futures markets and Super Bowl LVII bets, sportsbooks are also accepting wagers on week one NFL odds.

Below we break down the favorites to win the Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year awards, including their odds and what to expect from each player and why you should place a bet on them and when.

NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Favorites

Kenny Pickett, Steelers Quarterback (+500 at FanDuel)

Kenny Pickett was one of NCAAF’s breakout stars last season. The fifth-year senior threw for 42 touchdowns for Pittsburgh (three more than the touchdown total from his first four seasons combined). Pickett set the ACC season record for touchdowns (Clemson’s Deshaun Watson had 41 in 2016) and he finished third in Heisman Trophy voting.

Pickett’s completions (1,045), passing yards (12,303), total offense (13,112), passing touchdowns (81) and touchdown responsibility (102) are all Pittsburgh school records and his 16 games with at least 300 passing yards and five games with at least 400 passing yards are also the most in Pittsburgh history. Pickett also is also the winningest quarterback in school history with 32 victories in 49 starts.

Will Kenny Pickett be the starting quarterback for the Steelers next season? He will compete for the job with Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph and his ceiling and college experience, as well as his familiarity with offensive coordinator Matt Canada, who recruited him to Pittsburgh, gives the Steelers the best chance to win. Not to mention that he has excelled at Heinz Field, where he played all his home games in college. Last year, he went 6-1 at Heinz Field and it’s clear that the Steelers are setting him up for success.

2021 Season Stats (With Pittsburgh)

• 4,319 passing yards, 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 13 games
• 67.2 Pass Completion Percentage, 8.7 Passing Yards Per Attempt
• 241 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 97 carries

When to Bet on Him: In the first month of the season if he has a strong start.

Drake London, Falcons Wide Receiver (+700 at SugarHouse)

Drake London proved to be one of the top wide receivers in the nation despite playing only eight games because of an ankle injury. London finished the season with 88 receptions for 1,084 receiving yards and seven touchdowns and before his injury he was on pace to break Marqise Lee’s school records in receptions (118) and receiving yards (1,721) from 2012. He had five games with 10 or more receptions and six with at least 130 receiving yards.

London’s ability as a big-play wide receiver is evident and he will be the focal point of the offense in Atlanta. London has to compete for targets with tight end Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson but he will be their WR1 and have an opportunity to make an impact right away.

The biggest concern is Atlanta’s quarterback situation, with Marcus Mariota and rookie Desmond Ridder competing for the starting job but new offensive coordinator Dave Ragone should find ways to put London in situations that are advantageous to the offense and himself, regardless of who the quarterback is.

2021 Season Stats (With USC)

· 88 receptions, 1,084 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in eight games

· 12.3 Yards Per Reception

· 2021 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year

When to Bet on Him: Early in the offseason because he is a sleeper pick.

Drake London, Falcons Wide Receiver (+700 at SugarHouse)

Drake London proved to be one of the top wide receivers in the nation despite playing only eight games because of an ankle injury. London finished the season with 88 receptions for 1,084 receiving yards and seven touchdowns and before his injury he was on pace to break Marqise Lee’s school records in receptions (118) and receiving yards (1,721) from 2012. He had five games with 10 or more receptions and six with at least 130 receiving yards.

London’s ability as a big-play wide receiver is evident and he will be the focal point of the offense in Atlanta. London has to compete for targets with tight end Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson but he will be their WR1 and have an opportunity to make an impact right away.

The biggest concern is Atlanta’s quarterback situation, with Marcus Mariota and rookie Desmond Ridder competing for the starting job but new offensive coordinator Dave Ragone should find ways to put London in situations that are advantageous to the offense and himself, regardless of who the quarterback is.

2021 Season Stats (With USC)

• 88 receptions, 1,084 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in eight games
• 12.3 Yards Per Reception
• 2021 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year

When to Bet on Him: Early in the offseason because he is a sleeper pick.

Treylon Burks, Titans Wide Receiver (+800 at Unibet)

Treylon Burks had a season to remember in 2021, which cemented him as one of the greatest wide receivers in Arkansas history with 66 receptions for 1,104 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in 12 games. Burks had a season-best 179 receiving yards with two touchdowns in a 42-35 road loss against Alabama on November 20 and he set a school-record with his six games with at least 100 receiving yards.

The Titans drafted Treylon Burks after trading A.J. Brown to the Eagles and it makes perfect sense. Burks’ speed, size and the ability to get yards after receiving the ball gives him potential to be a WR1 one day. The Titans asked him to come and take a massive a role.

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Getting Burks will help ease the pain of losing Brown because he is also an outstanding player and a perfect fit for this team. Will Burks be able to deal with the tremendous amount of pressure put on him? He is expected to replace Brown and that’s unfair for a rookie but at +800 there’s a lot of value on him winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award because he will have plenty of opportunities to prove his worth.

2021 Season Stats (With Arkansas)

• 66 receptions, 1,104 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns in 12 games
• 16.7 Yards Per Reception
• Fourth Arkansas wide receiver with at least 1,000 receiving yards in a season and first since 2012

When to Bet on Him: Early in the offseason because he is a sleeper pick like London.

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NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Favorites 

Aidan Hutchinson, Lions Defensive End (+550 at Unibet)

Aidan Hutchinson had a breakout season for Michigan in 2021. Not only was he a Heisman Trophy finalist but he also set Michigan’s single-season sack record with 14. Hutchinson will be an immediate starter as an outside linebacker in Detroit’s defense.

This was the safest and smartest move the Lions could have made. Hutchinson’s presence gives the Lions an instant upgrade with their pass rush. Aidan Hutchinson was an infectious leader and a catalyst at Michigan and he can do the same for the Lions.

Hutchinson should make an impact in Detroit from day 1, as he walks into a similar role to the one he had at Michigan. Hutchinson’s skills fit a need and he will have a chance at a long career.

2021 Season Stats (With Michigan)

• 62 tackles including 16.5 for loss, 14 sacks, three pass breakups in games
• 12 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery
• Heisman Trophy runner-up (third defensive player to finish second in history)

When to Bet on Him: In the first month of the season if he has a strong start.

Kayvon Thibodeaux, Giants Defensive End (+600 at Unibet)

Kayvon Thibodeaux is a perfect fit for the Giants, he is the pass rusher they lacked. The NFL is now a pass-heavy league and the New York defense struggled against the pass last season, they had address that.

The lack of a pass rush is part of the reasons why the Giants struggled against the pass in recent years. Kayvon Thibodeaux is one of the best, if not the best player as far as pass rushing ability. At Oregon he was able to rush passers ith power and speed, which is a pretty deadly combination for opposing lineman.

The Giants haven’t had a pass rusher with a similar build to him since Osi Umenyiora, who helped them win two Super Bowls by wreaking havoc on opposing offensive linemen. If Thibodeaux can do the same at the NFL level then he would instantly provide punch to a unit that recorded just 34 sacks for the Giants last season.

Elite pass rushers are very important in the NFL, especially now and Thibodeaux shouldn’t have problems adjusting to New York. He is from Los Angeles so he is familiar with the attention and media spotlight that comes with a big city.

2021 Season Stats (With Oregon)

• 49 tackles including 12.0 for loss, 7.0 sacks, one pass breakup in games
• Eight quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles
• Coaches Pac-12 All-Conference first team

When to Bet on Him: Early in the offseason because he is a sleeper pick.

Travon Walker, Jaguars Defensive End (+900 at Unibet)

It’s not hard to see why the Jaguars liked Travon Walker so much. Walker upside is high and he just won a National Championship with a Georgia team that had a loaded defense.

Walker earned every snap with that unit, as his coaches rotated everyone to keep them fresh. This might have impacted Walker’s ability to put up productive stats but his athleticism overshadowed his lack of production.

Travon Walker can develop into a cornerstone on defense for the Jaguars. Lining up opposite edge rusher Josh Allen will benefit both of them and an improved pass rush will help the Jaguars put more pressure on opposing quarterbacks. The Jaguars ranked 23rd against the run last season and Walker can make a big impact as a run defender, improving that unit.

2021 Season Stats (With Georgia)

• 37 tackles including 7.5 for loss, 6.0 sacks, two pass breakups in 15 games
• 32 quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery
• CFP National Champion

When to Bet on Him: Early in the offseason because he is a sleeper pick like Thibodeaux.