NFL Draft Betting Guide: Draft Order, #1 Pick Odds & Predictions
After the Super Bowl, the next part of the NFL betting industry is not futures, but betting on the NFL Draft. Each and every year, there are props, over/unders on draft position, and more on the draft and where players will be selected. With the increasing industry of legal sports betting, this year’s NFL Draft will be bigger than ever from a betting perspective. Not to mention, the draft will be located in the gambling capital of the world in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada (Rumors are Bellagio Fountains)
When: Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25
TV: ESPN, NFL Network, ABC
2020 NFL Draft Order
|4||New York Giants|
|6||Los Angeles Chargers|
|11||New York Jets|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|18||Miami (via Pittsburgh)|
|19||Oakland (via Chicago)|
|20||Jacksonville (via LA Rams)|
|23||New England Patriots|
|24||New Orleans Saints|
|26||Miami (via Houston)|
|30||Green Bay Packers|
|31||San Francisco 49ers|
|32||Kansas City Chiefs|
#1 Overall Pick in NFL Draft Odds
|Player||First Overall Pick Odds|
Top NFL Draft Prospects
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
The 2019 Heisman Trophy winner is fully expected to be the first overall pick after setting records in his final year at LSU en route to an undefeated season and a National Championship. Burrow completed 76.3% of his passes for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns for LSU, including 956 yards and 12 touchdowns in the College Football Playoff against Oklahoma and Clemson, combined.
Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
If not for Joe Burrow, Chase Young would bet the number one overall pick. Some NFL Draft analysts say he is by far the best player in the draft, but teams need quarterbacks. Young had 16.5 sacks and six forced fumbles for Ohio State last season, including at least a share of one in every game in the regular season. Young had zero sacks and only eight total tackles in the B1G Championship game and the College Football Playoff semifinal, combined.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
There was much discussion about Tagovailoa returning to Alabama after injuring his hip last season, but he decided to enter the NFL Draft early and all indications are that he will be one of the first players taken after Joe Burrow. Odds have Tua on the Dolphins, but will another team trade up for him? We will see.
Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon
Herbert is this year’s “Looks like a quarterback” prospect. Every year, there is at least one player that has all the tools needed to succeed in the NFL, and Herbert is that guy. Scouts have raved about his mental abilities during Senior Bowl week as well, and we could see Herbert go much earlier than originally expected.
Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
Jeudy highlights one of the deepest wide receiver classes in recent memory, and some experts say there could be six or more wide receivers selected in the first round this year. Jeudy’s speed and route-running ability presents him as a future WR1 in the NFL.
How to Bet on the 2020 NFL Draft
Betting on the NFL Draft will be very easy for legal sportsbooks when the time comes. Currently on sportsbooks like DraftKings Sportsbook, you can bet who will be drafted #1 overall. Expect there to be a large market of prop bets to bet on when the draft approaches. The most popular style of betting for the NFL Draft looks like this (examples only):
- Tua Tagovailoa draft position – 3.5 (over or under)
- Justin Herbert as second quarterback taken (+150)
- Who is drafted higher between Player X and Player Y?
- Who is the first running back drafted?
These types of bets allow for a vast selection of betting for NFL Draft fans and bettors alike.
2020 NFL Mock Draft Predictions
|1||Cincinnati Bengals||Joe Burrow, QB, LSU|
|2||Washington Redskins||Chase Young, DE, OSU|
|3||Detroit Lions||Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn|
|4||New York Giants||Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama|
|5||Miami Dolphins||Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama|
|6||Los Angeles Chargers||Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon|
|7||Carolina Panthers||Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson|
|8||Arizona Cardinals||Jeffrey Okudah, CB, OSU|
|9||Jacksonville Jaguars||Javon Kinlaw, DT, SCAR|
|10||Cleveland Browns||Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia|
|11||New York Jets||Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa|
|12||Oakland Raiders||Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama|
|13||Indianapolis Colts||Jordan Love, QB, Utah State|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa|
|15||Denver Broncos||Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville|
|16||Atlanta Falcons||Terrell Lewis, DE, Alabama|
|17||Dallas Cowboys||Grant Delpit, S, LSU|
|18||Miami (via Pittsburgh)||CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma|
|19||Oakland (via Chicago)||Patrick Queen, LB, LSU|
|20||Jacksonville (via LA Rams)||Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama|
|21||Philadelphia Eagles||Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson|
|22||Buffalo Bills||Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State|
|23||New England Patriots||Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, PSU|
|24||New Orleans Saints||Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU|
|25||Minnesota Vikings||CJ Henderson, CB, Florida|
|26||Miami (via Houston)||Josh Jones, OT, Houston|
|27||Seattle Seahawks||K'Lavon Chaisson, DE, LSU|
|28||Baltimore Ravens||Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma|
|29||Tennessee Titans||Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU|
|30||Green Bay Packers||Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||Austin Jackson, OT, USC|
|32||Kansas City Chiefs||Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama|
NFL Draft History
1st Overall Picks
Here is the first overall pick for each of the last 20 NFL Draft classes.
|2019||Arizona Cardinals||Kyler Murray||QB|
|2018||Cleveland Browns||Baker Mayfield||QB|
|2017||Cleveland Browns||Myles Garrett||DE|
|2016||Los Angeles Rams||Jared Goff||QB|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Jameis Winston||QB|
|2014||Houston Texans||Jadeveon Clowney||DE|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||Eric Fisher||OT|
|2012||Indianapolis Colts||Andrew Luck||QB|
|2011||Carolina Panthers||Cam Newton||QB|
|2010||St. Louis Rams||Sam Bradford||QB|
|2009||Detroit Lions||Matthew Stafford||QB|
|2008||Miami Dolphins||Jake Long||OT|
|2007||Oakland Raiders||JaMarcus Russell||QB|
|2006||Houston Texans||Mario Williams||DE|
|2005||San Francisco 49ers||Alex Smith||QB|
|2004||San Diego Chargers||Eli Manning||QB|
|2003||Cincinnati Bengals||Carson Palmer||QB|
|2002||Houston Texans||David Carr||QB|
|2001||Atlanta Falcons||Michael Vick||QB|
|2000||Cleveland Browns||Courtney Brown||DE|
NFL Draft Facts
- Since 2009, eight of the last 11 #1 overall picks have been quarterbacks.
- The NFL Draft was held in New York City from 1965 until 2015.
- Chicago hosted the 2015 and 2016 NFL Draft(s), while Philadelphia, Dallas, and Nashville hosted in 2017, 2018, and 2019, respectively.
- Only two first round picks have been forfeited in history, both by the New England Patriots (2008 and 2016 for cheating).
- Round 1 begins on Thursday, April 23 at 8 PM, but rounds 2-3 are on Friday at 7 PM, and the rest is on Saturday starting at noon.