Now that the 2017 NFL Draft has concluded, most of the focus in the NFL will shift towards predictions and outlooks for the 2017 season. As always, that means that it’s time for a new set of betting odds, from a plethora of different avenues. The latest odds, courtesy of Bovada, are for offensive rookie of the year. And wouldn’t you know it, the Jaguars have a player at the top...like, the very top.
This isn't really all too surprising, given that Fournette is considered to be an elite prospect at running back, and it’s a position that can easily be tracked and measured with stats. Given the fact that this rookie quarterback class wasn't felt to have a true standout, it also helps to potentially open the door for another position to win. With Fournette set to become Jacksonville’s bell-cow back, predicting him to win the award isn’t far-fetched at all.
The Jaguars also did Fournette a few favors after selecting him in the first round. The team used their 2nd round pick on Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson, and followed that up by drafting fullback Marquez Williams out of Miami in the 7th round.
What do you think? Are you catching the next plane to Vegas to put down some green on Fournette winning?