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The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award goes to the top player on the defensive side of the football who is in his first season in the league.
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Last year, San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa won the award. Bosa started 14 of the 16 games he played in, recorded 47 total tackles, recovered two fumbles and had nine sacks on the season. He also helped the 49ers become one of the top defenses in the league on their way to Super Bowl LIV.
In the 2020 NFL Draft, there were several potential playmakers drafted who play defense. Former Ohio State stars Chase Young and Jeff Okudah were both selected in the top five of the draft.
Both players are among the favorites to win the award, according to oddsmakers.
Let’s take a look at all the favorites this year.
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