NFL Odds: Looking At The Top Defensive Rookies

July 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As an NFL betting player, I tend to think that it’s tougher to come into the league as a defensive rookie than an offensive rookie, especially with rules that favor offensive players (quarterback hits-to the-head, and the five-yard rule against cornerbacks, to name a couple).  Here’s a look at the top five rookies to get picked within the first two rounds, and it’s no surprise that most of the list went early.
Ndamukong Suh, Detroit (2nd pick)
NCAA football betting players will tell you, there wasn’t a better single-game performance in college football last year than Suh in the Big 12 title game against Texas, a game that Nebraska had no business even getting to.  The defensive tackle is as good against the run as he is against the pass, and he never stops moving.  He’s going to be a handful for a long, long time.
Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay (3rd pick)
Strangely, in the long run, I think McCoy will ...

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