NFL Picks: 2013-14 Rookie of the Year Odds & Predictions

Jeff Grant

Friday, June 28, 2013 12:29 PM GMT

The 2013 NFL season is right around the corner, with many teams expecting big things from their first-year players after selecting them in the draft a few months ago.

Let’s take a closer look at the 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year NFL odds that are currently available at Bookmaker. 

Tavon Austin (+500) 

He was selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams—after catching a career-high 114 passes for 1,289 yards in his senior season at West Virginia. 

In terms of comparison, I believe he’s very similar to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin, who finished with 60 receptions and 790 yards in his rookie season with the Minnesota Vikings out of Florida. 

Montee Ball (+500) 

Finished his career at Wisconsin as college football’s career touchdown leader, which should earn him the bulk of the goal line carries in one of the NFL’s best offenses. 

The Denver Broncos released veteran running back Willis McGahee earlier this month, which paves the way for Ball to get plenty of handoffs from quarterback Peyton Manning.

Eddie Lacy (+800) 

The leading rusher for the Green Bay Packers gained just 464 yards a season ago, which leaves the door wide open for the former Alabama Crimson Tide star to earn the starting job. 

Lacy earned first team All-SEC honors in 2012—finishing with a team-high 1,182 yards on 184 carries and 16 rushing touchdowns. 

He could end up having a better professional career than Trent Richardson. 

Geno Smith (+900) 

The sportsbook is basically stating that the former West Virginia star will beat out incumbent quarterback Mark Sanchez, but nothing of the sort has been communicated by the New York Jets. 

Smith threw for 73 touchdowns and just 13 interceptions in his last two seasons in Morgantown, but I don't believe that he is worth adding to your NFL picks at this price.

Tyler Eifert (+1000)

Notre Dame’s career leader in terms of receptions and yards at the tight end position, Eifert has the opportunity to put up big numbers in his first year with the Cincinnati Bengals, as quarterback Andy Dalton loves to use the middle of the field.

A very playable option, especially if there’s no rookie quarterbacks starting in Week 1 of the 2013 season. 

Other Odds 

DeAndre Hopkins +800

Cordarrelle Patterson +1100

Justin Hunter +1200

Stedman Bailey +1500

Le’Veon Bell +1500

Denard Robinson +1500

Keenan Allen +1800

Giovanni Bernard +1800

Johnathan Franklin +1800

Robert Woods +1800

Zach Ertz +2000

EJ Manuel +2000

Eric Fisher +2200

Luke Joeckel +2200

Field +500