Every NFL Team's Top Candidate to Win Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2022 Season

New York Giants linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux.
New York Giants linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux. / John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has already brought the next wave of stars into the game in the 2022 NFL Draft, but who does Vegas think will make the biggest impact on the defensive end in Year 1?

Every NFL team has a potential impact rookie on the defensive side of the ball, and the odds for Defensive Rookie of the Year at DraftKings show us who the top candidates are.

Which player is expected to lead the way for your squad? Here’s the full list: 

Every NFL Team’s Top Candidate to Win Defensive Rookie of the Year

NFC East Division

  • Dallas Cowboys: Sam Williams (+3500)
  • Washington Commanders: N/A
  • New York Giants: Kayvon Thibodeaux (+550)
  • Philadelphia Eagles: Nakobe Dean (+1200)

NFC North Division

  • Green Bay Packers: Quay Walker (+800)
  • Minnesota Vikings: Andrew Booth Jr. (+2200)
  • Chicago Bears: Kyler Gordon (+3000)
  • Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson (+550)

NFC South Division

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Logan Hall (+6500)
  • Carolina Panthers: N/A
  • Atlanta Falcons: Troy Andersen (+5000)
  • New Orleans Saints: N/A

NFC West Division

  • Arizona Cardinals: Cameron Thomas (+6500)
  • Los Angeles Rams: Derion Kendrick (+10000)
  • Seattle Seahawks: Boye Mafe (+5000)
  • San Francisco 49ers: Drake Jackson (+3000)

AFC East Division

  • New York Jets: Jermaine Johnson II (+1000)
  • New England Patriots: Marcus Jones (+10000)
  • Buffalo Bills: Kaiir Elam (+2000)
  • Miami Dolphins: Channing Tindall (+10000)

AFC North Division

  • Baltimore Ravens: Kyle Hamilton (+800)
  • Cleveland Browns: Perrion Winfrey (+10000)
  • Cincinnati Bengals: Daxton Hill (+3500)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers: Demarvin Leal (+6500)

AFC South Division

  • Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker (+750)
  • Tennessee Titans: Roger McCreary (+4000)
  • Indianapolis Colts: Nick Cross (+10000)
  • Houston Texas: Derek Stingly Jr. (+1000)

AFC West

  • Kansas City Chiefs: Trent McDuffie (+1600)
  • Denver Broncos: Nik Bonitto (+5000)
  • Los Angeles Chargers: N/A
  • Las Vegas Raiders: N/A