Giants Thibodeaux, two Jets among favorites to win NFL ROTY

Thibodeaux a favorite to win NFL ROTY

The number one pick in the NFL draft isn’t the top favorite to win Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2022 — even though he’s at a position that often captures the title.

Lions Edge Rusher Aiden Hutchinson (2nd overall) and Kayvon Thibodeaux (5th) share the early honor with +450 odds, according to Bet MGM, which released its odds today.

Georgia’s Walker, selected first by Jacksonville sits at third, followed by Quay Walker, Jermaine Johnson II and Derek Stingley Jr.

Among the top nine favorites of several dozen, two New York Jets actually made the list. Johnson (+900) and Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner at +1000 alongside linebacker Devin Lloyd.

Hutchinson +450
Thibodeaux +450
Walker +700
Quay Walker +800
Jermaine Johnson II +900
Derek Stingley Jr. +900
Devin Lloyd +1000
Ahmad Gardner +1000
Kyle Hamilton +1100

Everyone else has odds of +1600 or longer.

Micah Paraons, Chase Young and Nick Bosa are the last three winners — all of which lined up as pass rushers.