Finding value in NFL Defensive ROY bets 

July, 27, 2010

Last week I wrote about the factors you should consider when making bets on Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates. Well guess what, those same factors -- how soon will he get on the field, does the system meet his talents, how good is the team -- apply when checking out the futures for Defensive Rookie of the Year picks, too. It's also important to know that, since Brian Urlacher won the award in 2000, linebackers have picked up the hardware every year except once. That was Julius Peppers in 2002. (Hey, the Chicago Bears have two aging ex-DROY's. We're golden!)

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