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Prince, Austin get odds on honor

MARVIN AUSTIN Defensive tackle, North Carolina Austin would

Defensive tackle, North Carolina
Austin would have been a high first-round pick if he weren’t suspended for all of last season while at North Carolina. Still, Austin (6-2, 309) has big-time talent. The question is whether he’ll put his problems behind him and find focus. Credit: AP

It's still anybody's guess as to if and when the 2011 NFL season will begin. But the guys at have put out a few post-draft odds on which of the newest players will be the 2011 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. And yes, there are two Giants players who are in the running.

Cornerback Prince Amukamara is a 10-to-1 shot of winning the award while defensive tackle Marvin Austin is an 18-to-1 shot. Here's a look at all of the players receiving odds:

Patrick Peterson 6-to-1
Von Miller 13-to-2
Nick Fairley 13-to-2
Marcel Dareus 15-to-2
Jimmy Smith 10-to-1
Prince Amukamara 10-to-1
Aldon Smith 12-to-1
Bruce Carter 14-to-1
JJ Watt 15-to-1
Adrian Clayborn 15-to-1
Cameron Jordan 15-to-1
Robert Quinn 15-to-1
Ryan Kerrigan 15-to-1
Cameron Heyward 16-to-1
Aaron Williams 18-to-1
Corey Liuget 18-to-1
Da'Quan Bowers 18-to-1
Marvin Austin 18-to-1
Muhammad Wilkerson 18-to-1
Phil Taylor 25-to-1
Jabaal Sheard 25-to-1

By the way, the Giants' odds to win the Super Bowl are at 18-to-1 after the draft. The Packers and the Patriots are the favorites at 7-to-1. The Jets are at 14-to-1. It was really only the bottom teams that saw much of a change on their odds after the draft.

“Since this was a unique draft in the sense that no current NFL players were moved around, the draft only had a small impact on the Super Bowl Odds," Bodog manager Richard Gardner said. "Carolina, we did feel should drop slightly from 125-1 to 100-1 along with the Detroit Lions who moved from 40-1 to 35-1.”


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