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Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions offensive guard Larry Warford (75) during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Detroit won 40-10. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Larry Warford as NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year? Don’t Bet On It


Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford has been one of the league’s top rookies this season. In fact, he has been the top offensive rookie according to his cumulative game ratings from Pro Football Focus.

Think he can break the mold and become the first offensive lineman to be named offensive rookie of the year? As much as he might deserve it, it is extremely unlikely.

Bovada has released their betting odds or week 14, including a prop bet for offensive rookie of the year. The odds only go five players deep, but Warford is nowhere to be found. What you will find is a list ful of running backs, a wide receiver and a quarterback.

Eddie Lacy (GB) RB 3/2
Keenan Allen (SD) WR 11/4
Mike Glennon (TB) QB 3/1
Giovani Bernard (CIN) RB 9/2
Zac Stacy (ST) RB 11/2

Between Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Tigers, local fans have had their share of individual achievements and awards over the last few years without much payoff in the form of championships. Larry Warford may not ultimately get the credit he deserves in the offensive rookie of the year race, but helping the team to a division title and the franchise’s first home playoff game since 1993 would more than make up for it.

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