Chris Olave's stock for Offensive Rookie of the Year has plummeted

Leigh Oleszczak
New Orleans Saints v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New Orleans Saints v Tampa Bay Buccaneers / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit

As good as New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Chris Olave has been this season, it's not looking like he'll end up winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Perhaps the key drop Olave had in the upsetting 16-3 loss to the Buccaneers played a part in this or perhaps it's because there are better rookies than the Ohio State receiver. After all, it was his only drop of the season so far.

Garrett Wilson -- Olave's teammate at Ohio State -- has jumped him in the odds, per FanDuel with +250 while Olave has +1000. Kenneth Walker of the Seahawks has +150 odds to win the title and Christian Watson is at +350 odds.

Olave sitting on +1000 seems downright disrespectful but both Walker and Wilson have every right to be ahead of him as of now. Walker has been incredible, tallying 649 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the ground as well as 116 yards through the air. The Seahawks weren't supposed to make any noise this year but Walker has helped them stay in the playoff race.

Chris Olave probably isn't winning the OROTY award

Wilson's stock has skyrocketed after two massive games for the Jets where he's had 95 yards and 162 yards receiving respectively. Mike White throwing to Wilson has helped the Ohio State product re-enter the Offensive Rookie of the Year contest but it's helped bury Olave further.

Olave's numbers are still nothing to scoff at though. The Saints rookie has 60 catches for 887 yards and three touchdowns on the year. He actually has more receiving yards than Wilson (790) but Wilson has him beat in touchdowns with four to Olave's three.

Next. Top 15 Draft Picks in Saints History. dark

Walker's injury could open the door for Olave to get back in the race but even if he doesn't win the Offensive Rookie of the Year crown, it's still been a very nice rookie campaign for the Ohio State product.

All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference

facebooktwitterreddit