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

There is no doubt that one of the most popular offseason betting events in sports is the NFL Draft, and that has grown in terms of popularity each year. For this year with all the uncertainty and expected trades, it will become that much more fun for 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 with the latest trades.

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


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
Aidan Hutchinson-400
Evan Neal+800
Ikem Ekwonu+800
Kayvon Thibodeaux+1800
Travon Walker+3000
Malik Willis+4000

These odds have changed a lot in 2022, especially since the offseason began. Evan Neal as of early March has skyrocketed to -115 to be the first pick, after players such as Kayvon Thibodeaux and Ikem Ekwonu were ranked near the top as well. After the Jaguars tagged Cam Robinson to be the left tackle again in 2022-23, Aidan Hutchinson’s odds to be taken first overall skyrocketed to -400 with Neal falling to +800, tied with Ekwonu.


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):

  • Malik Willis draft position – 4.5 (over or under)
  • Matt Corral 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. This updates throughout the offseason leading up to the draft.

Draft PickTeamSelection
1Jacksonville JaguarsKayvon Thibodeaux, EDGE
2Detroit LionsAidan Hutchinson, EDGE
3Houston TexansEvan Neal, OT
4NY JetsAndrew Booth, CB
5New York GiantsKyle Hamilton, S
6Carolina PanthersMalik Willis, QB
7New York Giants (via CHI)Garrett Wilson, WR
8Atlanta FalconsMatt Corral, QB
9Seattle Seahawks (via DEN)George Karlaftis, EDGE
10New York Jets (via SEA)Charles Cross, OT
11Washington Football TeamDerek Stingley, DB
12Minnesota VikingsAhmad Gardner, DB
13Cleveland BrownsJameson Williams, WR
14Baltimore RavensKenyon Green, OG
15Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA)Tyler Linderbaum, C
16Philadelphia Eagles (via IND)Devin Lloyd, LB
17Los Angeles ChargersIkem Okwonu, OT
18New Orleans SaintsKenny Pickett, QB
19Philadelphia EaglesTreylon Burks, WR
20Pittsburgh SteelersKaiir Elam, CB
21New England PatriotsJermaine Johnson, EDGE
22Green Bay Packers (via LV)Drake London, WR
23Arizona CardinalsDeMarvin Leal, DT
24Dallas CowboysDaxton Hill, S
25Buffalo BillsNakobe Dean, LB
26Tennessee TitansTrevor Penning, OT
27Tampa Bay BuccaneersBreece Hall, RB
28Green Bay PackersDavid Ojabo, EDGE
29Miami Dolphins (via SF)Kenneth Walker, RB
30Kansas City ChiefsDavid Bell, WR
31Cincinnati BengalsZion Johnson, OG
32Detroit Lions (via LAR)Carson Strong, QB


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 BroncosDL, 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 ColtsQB,WR, DL, DB
Dallas CowboysOL, DL, DB
Miami DolphinsRB, WR, OL, DL
Philadelphia EaglesDL, WR, LB, DB
Atlanta FalconsQB, RB, 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 TeamOL, 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 Jacksonville Jaguars have 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, Arizona, Louisiana, New York and more soon.

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