NFL Draft Odds: Which position are the Eagles favored to draft first?

PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 14: Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman is pictured prior to the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles on October 14, 2021 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire)

NFL Draft Odds: Eagles favored to draft an offensive lineman at #10?

The NFL Draft is a little over a week away and speculation continues to build as to what the Eagles will do with their their pair first-round picks. Betting markets have now opened for what position each team will draft with their first pick of the Draft and it seems as though all signs are pointing towards the trenches in Philadelphia.

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NFL Draft odds: Which position will Philly draft first?

Offensive line-200
Defensive line+200
Running back+650
Wide receiver+1000

As things stand, all signs would point towards the Eagles moving out of the 10th spot to acquire more capital or to push up for a game-changing talent. The question becomes what area of the field would they be looking to strengthen in that range? The NFL Draft Odds seem to have an idea.

Well, Vegas seems to think it’s a dream spot for a OL pick. Lane Johnson isn’t getting any younger and injuries are beginning to hinder the future Hall of Famer. Jeff Stoutland has done a brilliant job developing young talent and getting him an agile tackle and one of the elite linemen in this class would be a home-run hit.

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FILE – Northwestern offensive lineman Peter Skoronski runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 5, 2023. Skoronski looks like a custom-built NFL offensive lineman. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

There may be extra incentive to bolster the trenches especially following the $255M extension given to Jalen Hurts. Protecting the biggest investment any NFL team has ever made would have to be a logical priority going into next week. The NFL Draft odds seem to agree.

If you’re all-in on Jalen Carter’s slide or potentially a Nolan Smith selection, then a defensive line pick at +200 is a great hedge as both players would count as a winning bet. A decision to add an elite talent to the trenches would be very on-brand for Howie Roseman, regardless of what side of the ball it’s on.

As for Bijan Robinson, the Texas RB is +1000 to be taken with the 10th overall pick. Betting RB at +650 feels like a bad bet when you could just bet Bijan Robinson outright. The Eagles did show him some love on a pre-draft visit, but as we all know, Howie Roseman really doesn’t like paying or using significant capital to acquire running backs. Perhaps Bijan will break the trend and be the first Eagles RB taken in the first round since 1986. The NFL Draft odds do offer some value here if that does happen.

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