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Micah Parsons the Betting Favorite for Defensive Rookie of the Year

When you're selected with the 12th overall pick and as the third defensive player off the board in the , high expectations are soon to follow. With sports books creating NFL Futures for the , we now have NFL Rookie of the Year to look at.

Over at the Draft Kings Sportsbook, comes in with +500 odds to win the 2021 NFL Rookie of the Year Award. Coming in at number two is Jaelen Phillips of the with +700 odds.

and , two players thought to be heading Dallas' way with the 10th overall pick in the draft, are listed at +1400 and tied for the seventh-best odds to win the annual award.

is a long-shot to win the award. As Pro Football Focus mentions, it's difficult for a non-front seven player to win the award. The Cowboys second-round pick has +6600 odds to win the award.

Here are the top 10 favorites to win the 2021 Award.

  • Micah Parsons, +500
  • Jaelen Phillips, +700
  • Jamin Davis, +800
  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, +800
  • Kwity Paye, +1000
  • Zaven Collins, +1200
  • Jaycee Horn, +1400
  • Patrick Surtain, +1400
  • Gregory Rousseau, +1600
  • Greg Newsome, +2000

A bet of $100 with odds of +500 would win you $500 dollars if it hits. 

John Williams
John Williams
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