By Skip Charles in Vegas
There aren’t any NFL exos for a few months and no regular season games until September.
So William Hill Sports Book is keeping busy setting odds on 2021 Offensive Rookie of the Year:
7. Devonta Smith, WR, Eagles (+1200)
Here’s how CBS Sports explains it:
Smith won the Heisman and was the best player in college football last season, a majestic producer in every way, in every game, the heartbeat of the ridiculously efficient national title-winning Crimson Tide.
He’s an enigma because it looks like he never stepped foot in Alabama’s NFL-caliber weight room during his four years with the program. But he’s effortless. On vertical routes, after the catch, when extending for a high throw. Smith is going to be a reliable NFL wideout.
At this point, though, I don’t have enough faith in his young quarterback, Jalen Hurts, for Smith to be a serious OROY contender. The offensive line is a shell of its former self and the Eagles are more rebuilding than they are ready to win in 2021. Smith is going to produce. No doubt. At a Offensive Rookie of the Year level? No.