The NFL will take center stage on Thursday April 30 in Chicago when the NFL Draft begins. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the No. 1 overall pick and are almost certain to select former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.
Bookmakers are so certain of this that many offshore books have already stopped taking action on whom the No. 1 pick will be in the draft.
The odds makers feel why take any more money on what already looks to be a certainty.
However, while the intrigue over who will be chosen No. 1 is now gone, there is still much debate over who the rest of the picks will be. Because of that, there is an array of NFL Draft props available to the bettor.
Marcus Mariota the winner of the Heisman Trophy has been picked by many to be the No. 2 overall draft pick on Thursday by the Tennessee Titans. Nevertheless, many suitors exist in the league for Mariota and that means he very well could be traded by the Titans to a host of different teams. Amongst the teams showing a great deal of interest in the quarterback are the New York Jets, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns.
While running backs are no longer fashionable with a high pick, two backs are expected to be selected in the first round. Todd Gurley from Georgia and Melvin Gordon from Wisconsin both should factor in the first round. Gurley torn his ACL last November, but that has not kept teams from being interested in his services. Gordon broken the single game rushing yards record this past season, only to see his record broken the following week.
The following are a few examples of the different props that are available to NFL bettors during the NFL Draft this week. Offshore sportsbooks Bovada, betonline, topbet and sportsbook.com have these and more to choose from.
Who will be chosen No. 2 overall
Marcus Mariota -550
Kevin White 7 to 1
Leonard Williams 8 to 1
Dante Fowler 10 to 1
The Field 6 to 1
Which NFL team on Sunday at the conclusion of the NFL Draft will have the rights to Mariota?
Browns 5 to 2
Jets 7 to 2
Eagles 4 to 1
Chargers 10 to 1
Rams 30 to 1
Texans 60 to 1.
Draft Position for Amari Copper
Over 5.5 (+190), Under 5.5 (-220)
Draft Position for Kevin White
Over 7 (-120)
Under 7 (-120)
Draft Position for Todd Gurley
Over 14.5 (-150)
Under 14.5 (+125)
Draft Position for Melvin Gordon
Over 22 (-120)
Under 22 (+125)