Jahan Dotson Rookie Of The Year Odds: Washington WR Aims For Big Season

Once the NFL Draft is finished and we know where all the top prospects have landed, it’s always fun to have a look at the Rookie of the Year odds for sports betting.

While it wasn’t considered a big year for quarterbacks in the draft, there’s still a lot of elite talent on both sides of the ball. The Washington Commanders selected wide receiver Jahan Dotson with the 16th overall pick in the draft, so all eyes will be on him for Maryland sports bettors looking for a local pick.

Dotson is currently paying between +1700 and +2000 at the major sportsbooks. Let’s jump in and look at this year’s Offensive Rookie of the Year (OROY) odds.

Sports fans in the state can place their OROY bets at five Maryland casinos while the state continues to wait for mobile betting apps.

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2022 NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year Odds

PlayerFanDuelDraftKingsBetMGMCaesars
Kenny Pickett+500+500+500+600
Drake London+700+800+650+700
Treylon Burks+700+750+750+800
Breece Hall+800+900+800+800
Christian Watson+800+800+850+1000
Kenneth Walker+1000+1200+1100+1000
Garrett Wilson+1000+1000+800+800
Chris Olave+1000+1000+1100+1200
Jameson Williams+1000+1200+1000+1100
Skyy Moore+1100+1000+1100+1500
Desmond Ridder+1400+1400+1400+1600
James Cook+1600+1400+1600+1500
Jahan Dotson+1700+1800+1800+2000

The Favorites

While the MVP of the NFL almost always goes to a quarterback, the Offensive Rookie of the Year award is a different story. In the past 10 years, a quarterback has won OROY four times, while the rest have gone to receivers and running backs.

According to sportsbooks odds, the top three candidates to win the award at this point are QB Kenny Pickett, WR Drake London, and WR Treylon Burks. Let’s take a look at how these college standouts stack up.

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Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers QB

Pickett is the consensus favorite so far to win OROY in 2022, and it’s easy to see why. Pickett had a breakout year in his fifth season at Pitt, throwing an ACC record 42 touchdown passes.

He broke two remarkable records, including Dan Marino’s career 81 TD total at Pitt and the ACC single-season TD record of 41, previously held by Deshaun Watson of Clemson.

Pickett has good size at 6-3, 230 pounds, and displayed excellent mobility and accuracy last season.

Some analysts have criticized him as a one-year-wonder, so it will be interesting to see if he can back up his stellar season in the pros with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Drake London, Atlanta Falcons WR

London was the first wide receiver taken in the draft with the eighth overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons.

In eight games last season, London had an insane 124 targets, hauling in a ridiculous 88 receptions (11 per game) and seven touchdowns.

London has excellent size at 6-4, 215 pounds, and has often been compared to Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans.

With QB Matt Ryan now out of the picture, London will be catching balls from a likely combination of Marcus Mariota and newly drafted Desmond Ridder.

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Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans WR

Burks’ stock dropped a bit after a poor showing at the NFL combine. However, that hasn’t stopped him from being considered a top-three candidate for OROY.

The Arkansas wide receiver had 66 receptions in his final year while racking up 1,104 yards (16.7 yards per catch) and 11 touchdowns.

Burks was taken with the 18th overall pick by the Tennessee Titans and has big shoes to fill after the departure of A.J. Brown.

Burks is an imposing wideout at 6-3, 225 pounds and has drawn comparisons (coincidentally) to Brown and Jordy Nelson.

Washington Commanders’ Best Chance

While there are always surprises, the hands-down favorite on the Commanders to have a shot at an NFL Rookie of the Year award would be Dotson.

The Commanders were in desperate need of a wide receiver, so it was no surprise they used it on Dotson with the 16th overall pick. Dotson is considered to have some of the best hands in the draft, as well as close to elite speed over the top.

The one knock on Dotson is his size. At 5-10, 178 pounds, he’s on the smaller side for a wideout. However, we’ve seen plenty of receivers overcome that challenge in the NFL. Antonio Brown and Steve Smith, anyone?

Dotson finished his final season at Penn State with 91 receptions, 1,182 yards, and 12 touchdowns.

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Past OROY Winners

2021       Ja’Marr Chase

2020       Justin Herbert

2019       Kyler Murray

2018       Saquon Barkley

2017       Alvin Kamara

2016       Dak Prescott

2015       Todd Gurley

2014       Odell Beckham Jr

2013       Eddie Lacy

2012       Robert Griffin III

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Ryan Hagen

Ryan Hagen is a freelance writer for Maryland Sharp. He’s spent most of his career writing in roles that have ranged from copywriter at a boutique ad agency to corporate communications at a large oil firm. His true passion is sports, and he’s now been writing in the sports gaming industry for the last couple of years. He enjoys sports betting and usually bets a little too much when he loses and not quite enough when he wins.