Oddsmakers seem to like what the Kansas City Chiefs did in the 2020 NFL Draft. Early odds had first-round pick RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire with some of the best odds to win the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. Now their second-round pick is among favorites to win the defensive version of the award.
According to BetMGM, Chiefs LB Willie Gay Jr. is tied for the seventh-best odds to win the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year Award at 25/1. Gay Jr. shares equal odds with Carolina Panthers DT Derrick Brown, San Francisco 49ers DT Javon Kinlaw and Seattle Seahawks LB Jordyn Brooks.
The No. 2 overall pick by Washington, DE Chase Young, is favored to win the award with 5/2 odds. He’s followed by Arizona Cardinals LB Isaiah Simmons (11/2), Baltimore Ravens LB Patrick Queen (11/1), Kenneth Murray (11/1), Detroit Lions CB Jeffrey Okudah (14/1) and Jacksonville Jaguars DE K’Lavon Chaisson (20/1). Gay Jr. wasn’t selected in the first round, let alone the first 50 picks of the draft, while all of the players with better or equal odds were first-round picks.