Last Updated on April 21, 2020
There are countless ways to bet on the 2020 NFL Draft, but there are some unique opportunities to find value in players that could slip into the Top 10.
DraftKings Sportsbook has released their available bets on Top 10 odds for the NFL Draft. Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons, Auburn DT Derrick Brown, Alabama OT Jedrick Wills and Iowa OT Tristan Wirfs all appear to be heavy favorites to remain in the Top 10 based on their projected odds. But as the odds start improving, there does appear to be some value on the board. Let’s dive in.
Odds To Be Drafted in the First Round
Mekhi Becton – Louisville OT (+100)
The top 4 guys are all worthy of a "Top 5" grade…it's a loaded draft for tackles.
I'm hesitant to rank them, because they are all excellent, but gun to head ranking "fit for the Browns" is as follows:
1) Mekhi Becton
2) Jedrick Wills
3) Andrew Thomas
4) Tristan Wirfs https://t.co/oGGjNQWFyj
— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) April 20, 2020
Becton is the second highest rated tackle prospect according to NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah. Good news for him is after pick number five, multiple teams are in dire need of offensive line help. The Giants are even projected to pick Becton as the top offensive tackle off the board according to former GM Charley Casserly. Even money for one of the top tackles in the draft feels like a bargain here.
Jerry Jeudy & CeeDee Lamb – WRs (+190) (+200)
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) April 13, 2020
My top 5 WR for 2020 NFL Draft
1) CeeDee Lamb
2) Jerry Jeudy
3) Henry Ruggs
4) Justin Jefferson
5) Brandon Aiyuk#NFLDraft
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) April 13, 2020
You can flip a coin between Jeudy and Lamb when it comes to talent evaluations. Either of these stud college wide receivers will likely kick off a run of one of the deepest receiver classes in NFL Draft history. With the Jacksonville Jaguars having the ninth pick and just recently releasing Marquise Lee, one of their longest tenured receivers, both Jeudy and Lamb could be in play to turn a $100 bet into $200.
K’Lavon Chaisson – LSU EDGE (+400)
LB K’Lavon Chaisson (@S4CKGURU),from @LSUfootball & North Shore(@NSNationFB),who’ll be a 1st-round pick,would have this message to all 32 teams:”They’d be making the best position of their life by picking me” (Wants to win off the field too) “I want to be a Walter Payton nominee” pic.twitter.com/drSOhgcJi8
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 21, 2020
Via my pal Eliot Crist, over the last five NFL Drafts, there has been an average of three edge rusher draft picks within the first 16 picks, with the second edge rusher chosen by #7 on the board. Chaisson is the clear cut number two edge rusher behind Chase Young, and teams like Carolina, Arizona and Jacksonville are in major need of a defensive upgrade through the draft. At +400 odds, Chaisson could pay off big. Plus, don’t forget about trade scenarios as well!
HONORABLE MENTION: CJ Henderson – Florida CB (+125)
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