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

Draft PickTeam
1Cincinnati Bengals
2Washington Redskins
3Detroit Lions
4New York Giants
5Miami Dolphins
6Los Angeles Chargers
7Carolina Panthers
8Arizona Cardinals
9Jacksonville Jaguars
10Cleveland Browns
11New York Jets
12Oakland Raiders
13Indianapolis Colts
14Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15Denver Broncos
16Atlanta Falcons
17Dallas Cowboys
18Miami (via Pittsburgh)
19Oakland (via Chicago)
20Jacksonville (via LA Rams)
21Philadelphia Eagles
22Buffalo Bills
23New England Patriots
24New Orleans Saints
25Minnesota Vikings
26Miami (via Houston)
27Seattle Seahawks
28Baltimore Ravens
29Tennessee Titans
30Green Bay Packers
31San Francisco 49ers
32Kansas City Chiefs

 

#1 Overall Pick in NFL Draft Odds

PlayerFirst Overall Pick Odds
Joe Burrow-10000
Chase Young+1400
Tua Tagovailoa+2000
Justin Herbert+3300
Andrew Thomas+6600
Jeffrey Okudah+10000
Isaiah Simmons+10000
Jacob Eason+15000
Jordan Love+15000
Jedrick Wills+15000
Derrick Brown+25000
Jake Fromm+25000
Jalen Hurts+25000
Tristan Wirfs+25000

 

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.

Bet the NFL Draft at DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

2020 NFL Mock Draft Predictions

Draft PickTeamSelection
1Cincinnati BengalsJoe Burrow, QB, LSU
2Washington RedskinsChase Young, DE, OSU
3Detroit LionsDerrick Brown, DT, Auburn
4New York GiantsJedrick Wills, OT, Alabama
5Miami DolphinsTua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
6Los Angeles ChargersJustin Herbert, QB, Oregon
7Carolina PanthersIsaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson
8Arizona CardinalsJeffrey Okudah, CB, OSU
9Jacksonville JaguarsJavon Kinlaw, DT, SCAR
10Cleveland BrownsAndrew Thomas, OT, Georgia
11New York JetsTristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
12Oakland RaidersJerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
13Indianapolis ColtsJordan Love, QB, Utah State
14Tampa Bay BuccaneersA.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa
15Denver BroncosMekhi Becton, OT, Louisville
16Atlanta FalconsTerrell Lewis, DE, Alabama
17Dallas CowboysGrant Delpit, S, LSU
18Miami (via Pittsburgh)CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
19Oakland (via Chicago)Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
20Jacksonville (via LA Rams)Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama
21Philadelphia EaglesTee Higgins, WR, Clemson
22Buffalo BillsBrandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State
23New England PatriotsYetur Gross-Matos, DE, PSU
24New Orleans SaintsJalen Reagor, WR, TCU
25Minnesota VikingsCJ Henderson, CB, Florida
26Miami (via Houston)Josh Jones, OT, Houston
27Seattle SeahawksK'Lavon Chaisson, DE, LSU
28Baltimore RavensKenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma
29Tennessee TitansKristian Fulton, CB, LSU
30Green Bay PackersLaviska Shenault, WR, Colorado
31San Francisco 49ersAustin Jackson, OT, USC
32Kansas City ChiefsTrevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

 

NFL Draft History

 

1st Overall Picks

Here is the first overall pick for each of the last 20 NFL Draft classes.

YearTeamSelectionPosition
2019Arizona CardinalsKyler MurrayQB
2018Cleveland BrownsBaker MayfieldQB
2017Cleveland BrownsMyles GarrettDE
2016Los Angeles RamsJared GoffQB
2015Tampa Bay BuccaneersJameis WinstonQB
2014Houston TexansJadeveon ClowneyDE
2013Kansas City ChiefsEric FisherOT
2012Indianapolis ColtsAndrew LuckQB
2011Carolina PanthersCam NewtonQB
2010St. Louis RamsSam BradfordQB
2009Detroit LionsMatthew StaffordQB
2008Miami DolphinsJake LongOT
2007Oakland RaidersJaMarcus RussellQB
2006Houston TexansMario WilliamsDE
2005San Francisco 49ersAlex SmithQB
2004San Diego ChargersEli ManningQB
2003Cincinnati BengalsCarson PalmerQB
2002Houston TexansDavid CarrQB
2001Atlanta FalconsMichael VickQB
2000Cleveland BrownsCourtney BrownDE

 

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.

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