The NFL Draft is approaching, and in just a few short months, we’ll be able to witness some teams draft franchise quarterbacks while other teams potentially trade out of their selections.
It’s pretty much a done deal that Trevor Lawrence is headed to Jacksonville as the No. 1 overall pick, but right now, it’s very unclear what happens at No. 2. The Jets currently own that selection and could go a number of different routes, whether it be a new franchise quarterback to replace Sam Darnold or a receiver to improve an offense that was last in total yards and points last season.
A lot could change over the coming months. DraftKings Sportsbook just published the odds for who ultimately goes second overall, with BYU quarterback Zach Wilson leading the way.
Odds To Go #2 in the Draft:
Zach Wilson: -167
Justin Fields: +260
Trey Lance: +700
Penei Sewell: +800
Trevor Lawrence: +1300
Ja’Marr Chase: +1400
DeVonta Smith: +2000
Rashawn Slater: +5000
Micah Parsons: +7000
Kyle Pitts: +7000
Wilson has been linked to the Jets for some time now — the organization will be evaluating each of its quarterback options before making a decision on Darnold. This means the Jets will also scout Ohio State’s Justin Fields and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance, who respectively come in at +260 and +700 on this list.
It’s surprising to see Trevor Lawrence at +1300, considering the very unlikely occurrence of the Jaguars passing on him. He’s even higher on the list than Ja’Marr Chase, who would likely be the guy taken if the Jets were to go with a receiver at this pick. Chase could very well be selected before both Jaylen Waddle and Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith.
Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Florida tight end Kyle Pitts are additionally on the list, but either of them going No. 2 overall is a complete longshot. The latter might actually fall back to the eleventh pick, which the Giants currently own.
Time will tell who the Jets decide to select, but if they go with a quarterback, trust the odds and expect it to be Wilson. He’s a superior prospect than both Fields and Lance, so with Lawrence probably off the board, the Brigham Young product may indeed be the pick.
Place your wager on who will go No. 2 overall in the upcoming draft at DraftKings Sportsbook by clicking here.