Over the past year, Kyler Murray has stolen headlines throughout the football landscape due to dazzling performances at the collegiate level, his decision to forgo playing baseball in favour of a career as a professional quarterback and his selection as??the first overall selection by the Arizona Cardinals at the 2019 NFL Draft. According to sportsbooks, Murray is the likeliest candidate to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award as well.
Murray is your heavy +150 preferred to capture the hardware as the best newcomer in the NFL in BetOnline, together with Josh Jacobs (+650), Dwayne Haskins (+800), Mecole Hardman (+1800), David Montgomery (+2000), Miles Sanders (+2200), A.J. Brown (+2500), N’Keal Harry (+2500), Marquise Brown (+2600) and T.J. Hockenson (+2500) rounding out the top 10.
Contemplating Murray is likely going to be the Week 1 starter in a crime tailored to him by new head trainer Kliff Kingsbury, it makes sense to visit Murray get the favourite label here. The Oklahoma product has free rein to out it through the air and may stretch drives with his thighs and scrambling capability, therefore barring an injury, it might be quite a surprise to see anyone other than??the 22-year-old win the award.
If any other rookie can supplant Murray inside this regard, it is Jacobs. The previous three running backs to win against the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award (Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara and Todd Gurley) have been able to grab the ball as well as they run it out of the backfield, and that certainly applies to Jacobs.
The 2019 No. 24 pick should fit seamlessly to a vastly enhanced Oakland Raiders crime that will not be scared to run the ball. After all, his head coach Jon Gruden has never been afraid to use his own rookie running backs as much as he can. Cadillac Williams’d 310 and 255 traces in his first two seasons with Gruden in Tampa in 2005 and 2006. Workload is not likely to become a problem, so it’s definitely going to be fascinating to observe how long it takes Jacobs to figure out the professional game.
Whenever the Chicago Bears traded Jordan Howard into the Philadelphia Eagles to get a 2020 sixth-round choice, it became clear overall manager Ryan Pace had his eyes on a successor to??Howard in the draft. That man is Montgomery. Though the Iowa State standout finds himself at a crowded backfield which has Mike Davis and Tarik Cohen, I expect Montgomery to distinguish herself from the pack and become the lead back in the first half of this campaign.
The Bears have a strong offensive line and a quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky who improved by leaps and bounds at 2018. If Chicago can continue to move the chains with ease on offense like it did last year, Montgomery will have a lot of opportunities to find the end zone, which makes him a sneaky bet at +2000.
Curious as of August 8
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