2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year
Now that the NFL Draft has concluded, let’s take a look at some of the futures available in the BetUS sportsbook.
I don’t know if it was the lack of sports, the quality of the players in the draft, watching CeeDee Lamb earns a 99 Madden awareness from his couch or a combination of it all, but that was the most interesting draft I’ve ever watched.
Before we dive into the 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year, let’s take a look at the top five players on the board.
Joe Burrow (CIN) +225
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC) +550
Jonathan Taylor (IND) +900
Tua Tagovailoa (MIA) +900
D’Andre Swift (DET) +1200
Joe Burrow, the record-breaking quarterback from LSU was the #1 overall selection of the 2020 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals, who have recently elected to release the veteran quarterback.
Burrow is in a precarious good position in Cincinnati. On the one hand, he’s got offensive weapons for days. A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, John Ross III, and Auden Tate make up a stellar receiving corps. Add former Clemson Tigers receiver Tee Higgins, who the Bengals selected with the 33rd overall pick and Burrow can throw the ball anywhere and have a competent receiver to catch it. Let’s not forget to add Joe Mixon in the backfield.
That’s all great news, right? Of course! The problem is on the offensive line.
The Bengals did close to nothing to address their shortcomings on the O-line. They allowed 48 sacks in 2019, placing them in the bottom-10. The problems on the offensive line are glaring. This is particularly concerning when considering the defenses Burrow will be up against his rookie year.
Burrow got used to an abundance of protection at LSU. As talented as he is, it will take time and adjustments for the rookie QB to overcome those deficiencies.
For that reason, I’m out. I’ve always wanted to say that.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, on the other hand, is in a prime position. He’s joining the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and will be playing behind the most talented young quarterback in the NFL.
Kansas City’s offense is as dynamic as they come. Patrick Mahomes has an absurd amount of weapons at his disposal. Damien Williams took off late in the season. Edwards-Helaire will give Williams a run for his money.
Edwards-Helaire is my pick for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
There’s too much to fix in Miami for me to give Tua serious consideration. Jonathan Taylor and D’Andre Swift just aren’t sexy picks for me.
Honorable mention: CeeDee Lamb +1200. Dak Prescott will get his money and will show the world why he deserved it. As an Eagles fan, I hope this never happens, but Dak’s putting on a show in 2020.