Vikings’ top draft pick Dalvin Cook is among early favorites to win the 2017 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.
According to Bovada, the Las Vegas oddsmaker, Cook has 8-to-1 odds to win the award. The Vikings traded up seven spots to the 41st pick in last week’s NFL draft to snatch the Florida State running back early in the second round.
Cook was considered by many to be first-round talent, which likely factored into his odds of winning the top offensive rookie award.
Only three first-round picks have better odds than Cook. Running back Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville’s No. 4 overall pick out of Louisiana State, leads the way with 7-to-2 odds to win 2017 Offensive Rookie of the Year. Running back Christian McCaffrey, Carolina’s No. 8 overall pick from Stanford, has 5-to-1 odds. Quarterback Deshaun Watson, Houston’s No. 12 overall pick from Clemson, has 6-to-1 odds, according to Bovada.
Quarterback Mitch Trubisky, Chicago’s No. 2 overall pick out of North Carolina, falls behind Cook and company with 14-to-1 odds.
Bovada’s 2016 favorite was Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott, but his teammate Dak Prescott, who wasn’t listed among early favorites, won the award. Vikings’ 2016 first-round pick Laquon Treadwell had 12-to-1 odds, but the wide receiver made only one catch and targeted three times all season.
NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds, per Bovada. Cleveland Browns QB Deshone Kizer at 12/1 pic.twitter.com/SbnbfkjE5W— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) May 3, 2017