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Where 2024 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds stand after Day 1 of NFL Draft



The NFL smashed the record for most offensive players picked in the first round when 23 players on that side of the ball were taken Thursday night.

The previous record was 19 set three different times, the last in 2009.

Not many people saw six quarterbacks being taken in the first round (tying a record), much less six in the first 12 picks (setting a record).

It’s a pool of players that gives us a lot of options for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year futures betting.

Let’s take a look at the odds that were released at the conclusion of the first round, as well as the top contenders for the award.

2024 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds

Player Position Team Odds
Caleb Williams QB Bears +200
Marvin Harrison Jr. WR Cardinals +600
Malik Nabers WR Giants +1000
J.J. McCarthy QB Vikings +1000
Jayden Daniels QB Commanders +1400
Rome Odunze WR Bears +1600
Xavier Worthy WR Chiefs +1600
Brian Thomas Jr. WR Panthers +2500
Drake Maye QB Patriots +2500
Bo Nix QB Broncos +3000
Brock Bowers TE Raiders +4000
Odds via FanDuel

The top OROY contenders

A case for Caleb Williams

As expected, Caleb Williams, the first overall pick, is the favorite in this group, and he’d be my pick to win the award today.

With an elite wide receiver trio featuring DJ Moore, Keenan Allen and fellow rookie Rome Odunze, the Bears’ offense is loaded and set up for Williams to produce immediately.

Williams is as low as 50/1 to win NFL MVP award, the lowest of any rookie in the last 15 years.

However, I’m not a fan of tying up money in a 2-1 future with more than four months until the start of the NFL season.

Caleb Williams is the clear Offensive Rookie of the Year favorite. Getty Images

A case for Marvin Harrison Jr.

Marvin Harrison Jr. should produce video-game numbers immediately in the Cardinals’ offense as Kyler Murray’s WR1.

While he might see a high rate of double teams, he was able to beat them consistently at Ohio State.

He’s one of the most pro-ready wideouts in recent memory and should produce at an elite level right off the jump.

I can’t talk you out of betting him in this market at +600, an implied 14% probability.

A case for Jayden Daniels

My favorite bet on the board is Jayden Daniels at 14-1.

The No. 2 pick in the draft, Daniels won the Heisman trophy at LSU last season with nearly 5,000 combined passing and rushing yards and 50 total touchdowns.

Betting on the NFL?

He is a tremendous fit for the offense Kliff Kingsbury wants to run in Washington, and he’ll be working with two talented wide receivers in Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson.

Daniels’ odds are as low as +650 on other sportsbooks, so I’d act fast if you have access to FanDuel. 

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