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2023 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds to Win
|Will Anderson Jr.||EDGE||Texans||+350|
|Lukas Van Ness||EDGE||Packers||+1200|
|Joey Porter Jr.||CB||Steelers||+2000|
|Will McDonald IV||EDGE||Jets||+2000|
Who is most likely to win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Will Anderson Jr. is the current favorite to win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year at +350 odds. He is followed by Jalen Carter (+600), Tyree Wilson (+700), Devon Witherspoon (+900), and Christian Gonzalez (+1000).
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Betting Trends
- Defensive Rookie of the Year has been a cornerback for three of the last eight years including Sauce Gardner last season
- Defensive Rookie of the Year has been an EDGE player for three of the last four seasons.
- Shaquille Leonard is the only off-ball linebacker to win the award in the last 10 seasons.
- Aaron Donald was the last defensive tackle to win the award back in 2014.
Favorite to win the 2023 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year
Tyree Wilson (+700)
History suggests corner or pass rusher is the way to go here, and those positions make up seven of the top eight in current odds.
Anderson is rightfully the favorite after the Texans selected him third overall, but Wilson might be a better value bet assuming the foot injury that limited him in the pre-draft process is not a long-term concern.
The Raiders were 24th in pressure rate last season despite Maxx Crosby having another great year.
With Chandler Jones getting older and perhaps better suited for a rotational role, Wilson could immediately give the Raiders the impact rusher they need on the other side of Crosby.
Wilson recorded 14 sacks and 27.5 tackles for loss over his final two seasons at Texas Tech.
When should you bet on the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year?
If you are betting on Defensive Rookie of the Year favorites, you should place bets closer to the start of the season — that way you will keep funds in your account for an extra couple of months.
When placing a future bet like the 2023 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, an important concept to understand is the time value of money, the concept that money is worth more now than the same sum will be worth in the future due to its earning potential in the interim.
Wagering now comes at an opportunity cost as the 2023 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year bet will not be graded until February 2024, tying up funds wagered for nine months.
Does this concept mean no Defensive Rookie of the Year bets should be made until closer to the season? No, the offseason is a great time to identify mispriced higher-odds players that could have their odds shift significantly with roster changes. Also, the players with higher odds reduce the time value effect as the potential payout is higher.