• Who are the top contenders for the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award?
  • See the odds for all contenders to win the award
  • Compare players to others at their position or those who were selected around the same spot in the draft

Follow along as we track the odds to win the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. The graphs below were created by taking the average odds from several of our most trusted online sports betting sites.

Top NFL DROY Contenders

  • [March 27] Chase Young has opened as the heavy favorite to win 2020 NFL DROY, despite the draft still being a month away

2020 NFL DROY Odds

Player Pos Odds
Chase Young EDGE +325
Isaiah Simmons ILB +700
AJ Epenesa EDGE +1100
Patrick Queen ILB +1400
Kenneth Murray ILB +1600
Grant Delpit S +1600
Kristian Fulton CB +1800
Xavier McKinney S +1800
Jeff Okudah CB +1800
Derrick Brown DT +1800

*Odds taken April 1

Top Contenders at Each Position

  • Two of the last five DROY awards went to CBs
  • Nick Bosa (2019), Joey Bosa (2016) and Von Miller (2011) are the only three EDGE players to win the award in the last 14 seasons
  • The award has only gone to a safety twice – the last was in 1990 (Mark Carrier)

Past NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Winners by Position

Position DROY Awards in Last 15 Years
Edge Players 4
Inside Linebackers 6
Interior Defensive Linemen 3
Defensive Backs 2

Top Contenders by Draft Round

[Graph to come after 2020 NFL Draft]

  • 12 of the last 13 DROY awards went to first round picks (Darius Leonard won as a second round pick in 2018)
  • 11 of the last 13 winners were selected in the top 15 of their draft – Marcus Peters went 18th overall, Leonard was 36th
  • The Bosa brothers (Nick in 2019 and Joey in 2016) are the only two players in the last eight years to win DROY after being the first defensive player selected in the draft

Archived DROY Odds: 2019, 2018

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After receiving a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Ottawa ('15), Matt spent two years with Rogers TV as a host, producer, and play-by-play commentator. He has been with us since 2016 and serves as SBD's Editor-in-Chief and sports betting expert.