NFL Draft Odds 2022: How To Bet, Draft Order, Big Board & Mock Drafts

There is nothing in sports bigger than the NFL, and the biggest offseason event is the NFL Draft.

Each and every year, the NFL Draft gets bigger and bigger. That has certainly been the case with sports betting as well, and markets have collided as betting on the NFL Draft has become one of the most popular events each year for sports bettors.

Bettors in legal states can wager on which players will be drafted when, which players are drafted first at their position, and more. With dozens of NFL Draft betting markets, it becomes one of the more popular betting events of the year.

Let’s take a look at the NFL Draft order, our mock draft, the betting markets available, NFL Draft history and more.



Time and Info – 2022 NFL Draft

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
When: Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30
TV: ESPN, NFL Network, ABC

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Watch the 2022 NFL Draft – TV Schedule

Round 1 – Thursday, April 28, 8 PM EST
Rounds 2-3 – Friday, April 30, 7 PM EST
Rounds 4-7 – Saturday, April 30, Noon EST



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2022 NFL Draft Order

A look at the updated NFL Draft order for the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. During the season, this is a projected draft order.

Draft PickTeam
1Houston Texans
2Detroit Lions
3Cincinnati Bengals
4NY Jets
5Jacksonville Jaguars
6Philadelphia Eagles
7Atlanta Falcons
8Las Vegas Raiders
9New York Giants
10Carolina Panthers
11New York Giants (via CHI)
12Arizona Cardinals
13Washington Football Team
14Minnesota Vikings
15Pittsburgh Steelers
16Denver Broncos
17Los Angeles Chargers
18New England Patriots
19New Orleans Saints
20Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA)
21Dallas Cowboys
22New York Jets (via SEA)
23Tennessee Titans
24Indianapolis Colts
25Cleveland Browns
26Green Bay Packers
27Miami Dolphins (vis SF)
28Baltimore Ravens
29Buffalo Bills
30Detroit Lions (via LAR)
31Tampa Bay Buccaneers
32Kansas City Chiefs


First Overall Pick – NFL Draft Odds

Here is a look at the odds for which player will be selected first overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.

PlayerFirst Overall Pick Odds
Kayvon Thibodeaux-110
Matt Corral+300
Malik Willis+500
Carson Strong+500
Evan Neal+800
Sam Howell+1000


How To Bet on the NFL Draft

Betting on the NFL Draft will be very easy for legal sportsbooks when the time comes, in multiple states that have NFL draft betting online available via mobile apps. Currently on sportsbooks like BetMGM 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):

  • Matt Corral draft position – 2.5 (over or under)
  • Kedon Slovis as second quarterback taken (+150)
  • Which of the two players is drafted higher between Player X and Player Y?
  • Who is the first wide receiver drafted?
  • How many QBs taken in the first round (4.5)

These types of bets allow for a vast selection of betting for NFL Draft fans and bettors alike.



DraftKings Sportsbook NFL Draft Betting Markets

Some of the current betting markets available for the NFL Draft on DraftKings Sportsbook each year are:

  • 1st Overall Pick
  • 2nd Overall Pick
  • 1st Round Picks by Position
  • 1st Pick by Position
    • Cornerback
    • Defensive Lineman
    • Linebacker
    • Offensive Lineman
    • Quarterback
    • Running Back
    • Safety
    • Tight End
    • Wide Receiver
  • Second QB Drafted
  • Third QB Drafted
  • Position of Mr. Irrelevant (last overall pick)
  • Total QB Taken in First Round
  • Draft Position Props
  • and more!

In addition, you can find DraftKings Sportsbook having some special bets such as the exact top three in the draft. After the Super Bowl, the NFL Draft is the most attractive betting market for many bettors.



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2022 NFL Mock Draft Predictions

A look at our NFL Mock Draft for the 2022 NFL Draft.

Draft PickTeamSelection
1Houston TexansMatt Corral, QB
2Detroit LionsSam Howell, QB
3Cincinnati BengalsKayvon Thibodeaux, DL
4NY JetsKyle Hamilton, DB
5Jacksonville JaguarsDerek Stingley, DB
6Philadelphia EaglesMalik Willis, QB
7Atlanta FalconsKedon Slovis, QB
8Las Vegas RaidersDeMarvin Leal, DL
9New York GiantsChristian Harris, LB
10Carolina PanthersEvan Neal, OL
11New York Giants (via CHI)Kaiir Elam, DB
12Arizona CardinalsChris Olave, WR
13Washington Football TeamJohn Metchie, WR
14Minnesota VikingsCharles Cross, OT
15Pittsburgh SteelersKenyon Green, OL
16Denver BroncosZach Harrison, DL
17Los Angeles ChargersAndrew Booth Jr, CB
18New England PatriotsDrake Jackson, DL
19New Orleans SaintsSevyn Banks, CB
20Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA)Tyler Linderbaum, C
21Dallas CowboysBrandon Joseph, S
22New York Jets (via SEA)Adam Anderson, DL
23Tennessee TitansZion Nelson, OL
24Indianapolis ColtsJalen Wydermyer, TE
25Cleveland BrownsTre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, DB
26Green Bay PackersGeorge Karlaftis, DL
27Miami Dolphins (vis SF)Breece Hall, RB
28Baltimore RavensNolan Smith, DL
29Buffalo BillsTreylon Burks, WR
30Detroit Lions (via LAR)Avery Young, CB
31Tampa Bay BuccaneersNik Bonitto, DL
32Kansas City ChiefsDavid Bell, WR


Latest NFL Draft Big Board 2022

Here is a look at Action Rush’s updated NFL Draft Big Board, with our top prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft.

1Kayvon ThibodeuxDLOregon
2Derek StingleyDBLSU
3Evan NealOTAlabama
4Kyle HamiltonDBNotre Dame
5Matt CorralQBOle Miss
6DeMarvin LealDLTexas A&M
7Garrett WilsonWROhio State
8Kaiir ElamCBFlorida
9Malik WillisQBLiberty
10Sam HowellQBNorth Carolina


Team Needs for the NFL Draft

A look at the updated team needs for each NFL team heading into the NFL Draft.

NFL TeamTeam Needs
San Francisco 49ersOL, DB
Chicago BearsOL, DB
Cincinnati BengalsOL, DL, LB
Buffalo BillsRB, DL, DB
Denver BroncosQB, DL, OL
Cleveland BrownsDL, LB, DB
Tampa Bay BuccaneersOL, DL, DB
Arizona CardinalsOL, DT, LB
Los Angeles ChargersOL, DL, DB
Kansas City ChiefsOL, DL, LB, DB
Indianapolis ColtsWR, DL, DB
Dallas CowboysOL, DL, DB
Miami DolphinsRB, WR, OL, DL
Philadelphia EaglesDL, WR, OL, LB, DB
Atlanta FalconsRB, DL, DB
New York GiantsOL, DE, LB
Jacksonville JaguarsOL, DL, DB
New York JetsOL, DL, DB
Detroit LionsQB, WR, OL, DL
Green Bay PackersWR, DL, DB
Carolina PanthersQB, OL, DL, LB, DB
New England PatriotsWR, TE, OL, DE/LB
Las Vegas RaidersDL, LB, DB
Los Angeles RamsOL, DL
Baltimore RavensOL, DB
Washington Football TeamQB, OL, LB, DB
New Orleans SaintsQB, WR, DB
Seattle SeahawksRB, OL, DL
Pittsburgh SteelersQB, TE, OL, DB
Houston TexansQB, WR, DL, LB
Tennessee TitansWR, TE, DB
Minnesota VikingsWR, OL, DL


NFL Draft History

A look at some history for past NFL Drafts, to help aid your betting research.

First Overall Picks

Here is the first overall pick for each of the last 22 NFL Draft classes, since the turn of the century.

2021Jacksonville JaguarsTrevor LawrenceQB
2020Cincinnati BengalsJoe BurrowQB
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, 10 of the last 13 #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).
  • The 2022 NFL Draft will take place from April 28th to April 30th.




What are the dates for the 2022 NFL Draft?

The NFL Draft will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 28th to April 30th, 2022.

What time does the NFL Draft Start?

The start time for Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 28 is 8 p.m. ET. The start time for Rounds 2-3 of the NFL Draft, scheduled to take place Friday, is 7 p.m. ET. The start time for Day 3 of the NFL Draft, which includes Rounds 4-7, is 12 p.m. ET.

How Can I Watch The NFL Draft?

ABC, ESPN, and the NFL Network will air all seven rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft. You can live stream the NFL Draft via the ESPN app and NFL app.

Which team has the first pick in the NFL Draft?

The Detroit Lions are favorites to land the first overall pick.

Can I Legally Bet on the NFL Draft?

Yes, the following states offer online sports betting sites and mobile apps: New Jersey, Indiana, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Colorado, Illinois, Virginia, Michigan, Tennessee, and more soon.

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