On Thursday May 8 the NFL draft will begin in primetime. The draft will continue on May 9 in primetime and again on Saturday and Sunday.
This season’s draft has a number of different storylines of which one of the biggest is where Johnny Manziel the talented quarterback from the Texas A&M Aggies will wind up on Thursday.
Some mock draft boards have the quarterback as high as No. 2 while others do not even have him in the first round.
The latest, according to data taken from Bovada and betonline, is the St. Louis Rams are very interested in the speedy quarterback. The Rams have the No. 2 pick overall. In another mock draft, Manziel is not even drafted in the first round.
The consensus however, is that the Texas A&M quarterback will be drafted by Cleveland at the No. 4 spot and if he happens to slip by the Browns, then the Oakland Raiders might be ready to take him for their No. 5 pick.
Wagering in Las Vegas is not allowed on the NFL draft, but elsewhere including on the Internet on sites such as Bovada, topbet, betonline and sportsbook.com action is being taken on the draft.
Many of the sites, including those just mentioned above have props on the different draft positions, including for quarterbacks.
Included in the talented quarterback class in the draft besides Manziel are Blake Bortles from Central Florida, Derek Carr from Fresno State and Teddy Bridgewater from Louisville.
NFL Draft 2014 – Quarterback Props – (odds vary depending upon the sportsbook)
Draft Position: Johnny Manziel – 5.5
Over +150, Under -170
Quarterback Drafted First
Blake Bortles +175, Johnny Manziel -200
Number of Quarterback Drafted in NFL First Round – 3.5
Over +175, Under -200
Player drafted First
Teddy Bridgewater +140, Derek Carr – 160
Will Louisville’s Bridgewater Be Drafted in the First Round
No -240, Yes +200
Of course, there are other props available for all of the picks in the first round. Sportsbooks have OVER/UNDER picks for number of wide receivers, quarterback and defensive lineman taken in the first round.
There are OVER/UNDER s for the amount of offensive and defensive players are taken in the first round.
The NFL draft’s storylines will continue right up until the start of the first round on Thursday night. Once the first few picks are named, the rest of the NFL will begin to make adjustments to their selection choice depending upon who is still available and what other teams they could possible trade with to move up for a higher pick or move down and pick up more selections.