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Bettors placing their money on EJ Manuel for rookie of the year

By Tim Graham

A few days after the draft, Press Coverage took a gander at the Buffalo Bills' chances to have their first offensive rookie of the year since Dennis Shaw in 1970.

The Bills drafted three players that could start at positions that garner consideration: quarterback EJ Manuel and receivers Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin.

The betting public apparently likes Manuel's chances quite a bit.

The online betting site tweeted this morning that so much money has been wagered on Manuel that odds have shifted significantly.

That makes Manuel the No. 3 favorite behind the field at 2.5-to-1 and St. Louis Rams receiver Tavon Austin at 3-to-1.

The field would include Woods, Goodwin and Da'Rick Rogers because individual odds aren't posted on them.

  • Field (any other player) 2.5-to-1
  • Tavon Austin, Rams WR 3-to-1
  • EJ Manuel, Bills QB 6-to-1
  • Tyler Eifert, Bengals TE 8-to-1
  • DeAndre Hopkins, Texans WR 8-to-1
  • Eddie Lacy, Packers RB 10-to-1
  • Geno Smith, Jets QB 10-to-1
  • Giovani Bernard, Bengals RB 10-to-1
  • Zach Ertz, Eagles TE 12-to-1
  • Keenan Allen, Chargers WR 15-to-1
  • Cordarrelle Patterson, Vikings WR 15-to-1
  • Justin Hunter, Titans WR 15-to-1
  • Matt Barkley, Eagles QB 20-to-1
  • Marcus Lattimore, 49ers RB 25-to-1


Da'Rick Rogers | EJ Manuel | Marquise Goodwin | Robert Woods
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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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