NFL Draft Odds: Random Bets and Player Props

NFL Draft Odds: Random Bets and Player Props 7

2019 NFL Draft Player Props

The NFL Draft is so much bigger than you could imagine. Every year the three-day event increases in popularity as the top rookie prospects go pro in an award-like ceremony fashion. Last year’s NFL Draft was covered across NFL Network, FOX, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and had a combined rating and viewership of 25%, which was an increase from the previous year by 5%. The three-day event of names being announced through a microphone combined 7.0 HH rating (+27% y/y) and 11.2 million viewers making the 2018 NFL Draft the second most-watched Draft day ever. Saturday (rounds 4 through 7) combined TV viewership resulted in an average of 2.9 million viewers making the most watched Draft Day 3 ever.

Last year’s NFL Draft will be hard to top, however, the 2019 NFL draft order is not exactly matching team needs of the top blue-chip players in this draft class, meaning, we’re bound to see some trades. With ratings and popularity up, comes with prop bets from the sports betting community. Live Sports Betting could be possible with some sports books eventually, but for now, there are some of the rookie player props I’m seeing that are available:

First Overall Pick

  • Kyler Murray -350
  • Nick Bosa +275
  • Wayne Haskins +1500
  • Quinnen Williams +400
  • Josh Allen +2600
  • Ed Oliver +6600

There are still rumors that the Cardinals have told Alabama DT Quinnen Williams that he is still in the mix for the No. 1 overall pick, however, I’m not buying it. As we get closer and closer the start of the NFL Draft, it’s looking more and more like that Kyler Murray goes first overall.

Who Will Draft Dwayne Haskins?

  • New York Giants +200
  • Washington Redskins +220
  • Oakland Raiders +650
  • Jacksonville Jaguars +800
  • Miami Dolphins +700
  • Denver Broncos +750
  • Cincinnati Bengals +400

The Dwayne Haskins draft stock has fallen, or at least that’s the vibe throughout the media outlets and draft gurus. The Giants are rumored to be huge fans of Daniel Jones, the Jaguars signed Foles and have other needs, whereas the Bengals and Broncos could use a QB, but aren’t desperate at the position. That leaves the Raiders, Dolphins, and Redskins. I think all are tempting bets.

First Wide Receiver Drafted?

  • D.K. Metcalf -155
  • Hakeem Butler +650
  • A.J. Brown +850
  • Marquise Brown +100
  • N’Keal Harry +2000
  • Kelvin Harmon +3500
  • Parris Campbell +3000
  • Riley Ridley +3500
  • Deebo Samuel +4500

There is too much depth at wide receiver to reach in this draft class, meaning you might only see one or two receivers come off the board late in the first round. That being said, D.K. Metcalf is rumored to be the top consensus player in this draft class, he had an outstanding NFL combine, but when it comes to the NFL draft, teams pick who best fit their needs, and their not afraid to go against popular opinion. A.J. Brown getting drafted first wouldn’t surprise me at all. Brown was a two-sport athlete in high school and earned top grades in both football and baseball. Brown runs great routes and pays attention to detail. Very efficient, and despite sounding cliche, he’s a very safe pick in this draft class. I like him coming off the board first.

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