Patrick Surtain Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds Skyrocket After Preseason Pick-6

Patrick Surtain II's odds win Defensive Rookie of the Year have climbed after his preseason pick-6.
Patrick Surtain II's odds win Defensive Rookie of the Year have climbed after his preseason pick-6. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Denver Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II is one of a few first-year defenders who could make an immediate impact. The playmaking skills he displayed at Alabama have him in serious position to contend for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors if they carry over right away.

Surtain started his DROY campaign with a bang on Saturday, picking off Minnesota Vikings QB Jake Browning and taking it to the house. His odds to win Rookie of the Year honors on FanDuel Sportsbook have skyrocketed following the pick-6.

Defensive Rookie of the Year Odds

Surtain owned +1100 odds to win DROY last week, placing him sixth among rookies. However, he's now shot up to +600, making the overall favorite to win the award. Surtain's rise is notable since the odds have favored linebackers and edge rushers to this point.

Surtain certainly now has the attention of oddsmakers following his pick-6. He racked up 4 interceptions over three seasons with the Crimson Tide, and he also recorded 4 forced fumbles. He's a threat to make a play in every situation while patrolling the secondary, making him a nightmare for opposing offenses.

The Broncos rookie has a huge edge over fellow cornerbacks Jaycee Horn (+1500) and Caleb Farley (+1700) at this point. Micah Parsons (+750) and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoa (+900) round of the top three in the DROY odds, though a few more highlight plays from Surtain could grow his lead in this race.

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