After the conclusion of the 2021 NFL Draft, bettors and football fans are already looking forward to the 2022 draft. Thanks to BetMGM, we can bet on next year’s draft already.
The first overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft will be quite the betting market to watch, especially as BetMGM currently has Kayvon Thibodeaux as the favorite to be first overall. While he is a terrific player, he plays defensive end. In the last four NFL Drafts, a quarterback has done first overall. This means value is on the QBs, right?
Let’s take a look at the opening odds for the first pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, and who could be the selection.
Odds to be the 1st Overall Pick in the 2022 NFL Draft:
Kayvon Thibodeaux (DE) +250
Spencer Rattler (QB) +300
Sam Howell (QB) +400
Kedon Slovis (QB) +800
Myles Garrett (2017) was the last non-QB to be the first overall pick.
Odds via @BetMGM
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NFL Draft 2022 – First Overall Pick Odds
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This is quite an interesting list of players, as we have one defensive end, one corner, and five quarterbacks ranked in the top seven in terms of odds to be drafted number one overall. While quarterbacks have gone first in the last four drafts, that streak will end at some point. Will Thibodeaux break the trend?
For a full list of odds, check out the NFL Draft betting markets on BetMGM Sportsbook.
Spencer Rattler the next NFL QB Prospect – NFL Draft 2022
As the opening odds show, Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler has the best odds after Thibodeaux to be the first player drafted. He is the quarterback with the highest odds to be selected, which goes along with him as the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Rattler’s opening odds to be the first overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft are +300. Is there value to be had?
Rattler is certainly an incredible talent (Heisman Contender), and after players such as Kyler Murray before him being drafted highly, Rattler could be the next “undersized” quarterback to go first. Rattler brings an incredibly strong and accurate arm, but also great athleticism. Expect him to play well in the 2021 college football betting season, as he looks to be the first overall pick in the 2022 draft.
While not at the level of prospect that Trevor Lawrence was, Rattler’s abilities make him a definite candidate for first overall. The other quarterbacks who could surpass Rattler are Sam Howell, Kedon Slovis, and Malik Willis.
Bet on the 2022 NFL Draft at BetMGM
Despite the 2022 NFL Draft being a year away, the betting markets never stop at BetMGM. You can wager on who will be the first overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, but expect to see many other NFL Draft betting markets. Here are some you can expect to see as the NFL Draft gets closer, as we will likely have just the first overall market for a bit.
- 1st Overall Pick
- 2nd Overall Pick
- Total 1st Round Pick by Position
- 1st Pick by Position
- Draft Position Props
- Total QB Taken in 1st Round
- and more!
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