The 2019 NFL Draft went down as one of the most defense-heavy loopholes in recent memory, and as a result a new crop of talented rookie defenders are set to hit the gridiron for the first time at the upcoming season. If it has to do with odds on which young gun is going to assert the 2019 NFL Defensive Rookie??of the Year Award, Devin Bush is the clear-cut favorite.
Even the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is your +500 fave to win the award in BetOnline, together with Nick Bosa (+750), Devin White (+800), Quinnen Williams (+1000), Montez Sweat (+1600), Ed Oliver (+1600), Josh Allen (+1600), Clelin Ferrell (+2200), Brian Burns (+2200) along with Chase Winovich (+2500) containing the remaining top 10.
The major reason Bush is that the DROY front-runner is the Steelers’ need for an effect linebacker right away. Pittsburgh’s defense hasn’t been the same because Ryan Shazier endured a brutal neck injury at December 2017, but Bush has got the talent to fill that emptiness.
The Michigan merchandise has amazing instincts and fantastic foot speed, so don’t be shocked if he sets up some huge numbers in his first year with the Steel Curtain.
Up until early August, San Francisco’s Bosa has been the favorite to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. However, the sportsbook is clearly worried about the 21-year-old’s health, since it was noted that he suffered a”significant” ankle sprain on August 7 and will sit out the rest of the preseason consequently.
Bosa, who’d missed the 49ers’ offseason program using a hamstring injury and sat out most of his final year at Ohio State because of a heart muscle injury, has struggled to consistently stay on the field over the past few years.
Head trainer Kyle Shanahan told me that the team expects Bosa is going to be all set for the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 8, but that is far from a guarantee. Because of this, I’m expecting bettors to steer clear of backing Bosa to win at the 2019 DROY — especially at his present +750 cost.
White looks to garner the hardware for numerous factors. The linebacker, who had been selected with the fifth overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, had been the fourth largest defensive player to come off the board.
Yet White’s ceiling has been sky-high, and he’s slipping to a Bucs defense that will give him every chance to get to the quarterback with Vita Vea and Ndamukong Suh clogging up the middle of the field.
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Curious in BetOnline as of August 9