NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds Favor Linebackers and Edge Rushers on FanDuel Sportsbook

Dallas Cowboys v Pittsburgh Steelers
Dallas Cowboys v Pittsburgh Steelers / Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

The NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year award may get overlooked a bit from its Offensive Rookie of the Year counterpart. But there are some key players to watch on defense as rookies look to make their mark in the NFL.

Off-ball linebackers and edge defenders are ones to watch in 2021. Those position players have dominated the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award over recent seasons, along with a few cornerbacks.

The Defensive Rookie of the Year odds at FanDuel Sportsbook showcase six of those position players in the top seven. Teams are starting to get a look at their key rookies as training camps continue leading into opening week of NFL preseason action.

Linebacker Micah Parsons (+550) of the Dallas Cowboys is a slight favorite over DE edge rusher Kwity Paye (+850) of the Indianapolis Colts. Three other rookies have odds of +900 with a solid shot to win the award in Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoa, Jamin Davis and Jaelan Phillips.

Follow the latest NFL news, and the contenders to win the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2021. FanDuel Sportsbook will update the odds throughout the season.

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds 2021

1. Micah Parsons (+550), LB, Dallas Cowboys

2. Kwity Paye (+850), DE, Indianapolis Colts

3. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoa (+900), LB, Cleveland Browns

4. Jamin Davis (+900), LB, Washington Football Team

5. Jaelan Phillips (+900), DE, Miami Dolphins

6. Patrick Surtain II (+1100), CB, Denver Broncos

7. Zaven Collins (+1300), LB, Arizona Cardinals

8. Jaycee Horn (+1500), CB, Carolina Panthers

9. Caleb Farley (+1700), CB, Tennessee Titans

10. Azeez Ojulari (+1700), LB, New York Giants

11. Gregory Rousseau (+2000), DE, Buffalo Bills

12. Jayson Oweh (+2000), LB, Baltimore Ravens

13. Trevon Moehrig (+2600), S, Las Vegas Raiders

14. Greg Newsome II (+2600), CB, Cleveland Browns

15. Ronnie Perkins (+3300), DE, New England Patriots

16. Nick Bolton (+3300), LB, Kansas City Chiefs

17. Eric Stokes (+3300), CB, Green Bay Packers

18. Asante Samuel, Jr. (+3300), CB, Los Angeles Chargers

19. Jabril Cox (+3300), LB, Dallas Cowboys

20. Baron Browning (+4500), LB, Denver Broncos

21. Christian Barmore (+4500), DT, New England Patriots

Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and get your first bet risk free for up to $1,000!