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Josh Allen given second-best Defensive ROY odds

The NFL regular season is over a month away from officially starting, but odds for several end-of-season NFL Awards emerged earlier this week, and the former UK pass-rusher made a list.

The No. 7 overall pick in the NFL Draft is tied for second-best defensive rookie of the year odds with Devin White at +700, trailing only Nick Bosa (+550).

Allen is a freakish athlete, so the hype makes sense, but there’s also something to be said about the beneficial situation into which he was drafted. Jacksonville’s defensive ranked fifth-best in the NFL last season, allowing an average of 311 yards per game.

Add Allen, who Jags defensive coordinator Todd Walsh said will play defensive end, to a defensive line that also boasts the likes of Calais Campbell, Marcell Dareus, and Yannick Ngakoue, and Jacksonville’s defense has some serious game-wrecking potential.

The Jaguars report for training camp on Thursday, July 25, where Allen will take the field for the first time since suffering a knee contusion in OTAs.

Could it be the start of a stellar rookie campaign? Vegas seems to think so.

BBN, are those +700 odds anything you’d be willing to take?

Article written by Ty Schadt

2 Comments for Josh Allen given second-best Defensive ROY odds

  1. tyfan87
    11:23 am July 22, 2019 Permalink

    This is some damn good writing!

  2. bd2153
    11:52 am July 23, 2019 Permalink

    I’ll take the odds. But wait this is Kentucky no gambling. Except horses and lottery. Hypocrites