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Ranking OROY Candidates

With the 2020 NFL Draft in the books, oddsmakers are already dropping odds for Rookie of the Year candidates, both offensively and defensively.

While Joe Burrow and Chase Young are the favorites as the 1st and 2nd overall picks, respectively, there are many other players who could walk away with the award.

On the offensive side, three QBs went in the top six and six WRs went in the first round, leaving plenty of contenders.

Here are some of the most likely to win the 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

5) Jonathan Taylor, HB – Indianapolis Colts

Taylor was one of the most prolific RBs at the college level, tallying over 6,100 rushing yards and 50 rushing touchdowns in three seasons at Wisconsin. He averaged 6.7 yards per carry in his Wisconsin tenure.

His production will not be the same at the next level, but he should be a solid RB alongside Philip Rivers and one of the best offensive lines in the league.

4) Jerry Jeudy, WR – Denver Broncos

Out of the top three WRs in the draft, Jeudy stands to play the biggest role in their respective offenses.

With second year QB Drew Lock set to take a step up in the offense, Jeudy will be a staple. With 4.4 speed, he is a big play threat who could score from anywhere and should see plenty of production.

3) Clyde Edwards-Helaire, HB – Kansas City Chiefs

Edwards-Helaire joins an already potent Kansas City offense and adds another dimension to it. He is the perfect fit for Andy Reid and his scheme and should tally solid stats alongside Patrick Mahomes.

He is expected to carve out an immediate role both on the ground and through the air and could make an already potent Chiefs offense even more lethal.

2) Tua Tagovailoa, QB – Miami Dolphins

Tagovailoa might’ve been the number one overall pick if it weren’t for his injury history. He looked as healthy as ever in a workout video sent to teams prior to the draft, and the Dolphins grabbed him at number five overall.

Tagovailoa is as talented as any other QB in this draft class, and he will show it assuming he stays healthy. We could see a race for the ages between Cincinnati QB Joe Burrow and Tagovailoa for the award.

1) Joe Burrow, QB – Cincinnati Bengals

The favorite is Joe Burrow. Burrow was the number one overall pick after one of the best passing seasons in NCAA history, where he threw for over 5,600 yards and 60 touchdowns, leading LSU to a 15-0 record and a national championship.

Burrow joins a Bengals team, who could have a healthy A.J. Green come September, and who drafted Tee Higgins at pick 33. With a few weapons and a young coach in Zac Taylor, Burrow is expected to have a big rookie season.

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