NFL Draft: 5 best prop bets to place on round 1

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FILE – Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) is sacked by Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter (88) and linebacker Quay Walker (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 in Athens, Ga. Considered the best interior defensive lineman in the draft, Carter has the talent to be selected among the top five. If he drops, it’ll be because of character concerns. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

The NFL Draft is now just hours away and the betting markets have been extremely volatile. We’ve seen things like Will Levis go from +2500 to +400 in the ‘first overall pick’ market, and plenty of other huge surges and drops along the way. But where should you place your money tonight?

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NFL Draft betting overview

There is an abundance of things to bet on during tonight’s action. Here is a list of just some of the props available to bettors.

  • Player taken first overall
  • Player/Position taken with each pick
  • Number of players from a certain school/position drafted in the first round
  • Team to draft x player in the first round

And my favorite…

DraftKings is currently offering users the ability to parlay your picks. So if you think you can accurately predict the first 5 picks of the draft, you can not maximize those odds in a parlay!

NFL Draft: 1st overall pick odds

Bryce Young-1000
Will Levis+450
C.J Stroud+2500
Anthony Richardson+3500
Bryan Breese+10000
Kelee Ringo+10000

NFL Draft: Best prop bets

C.J Stroud to be drafted by the Houston Texans

All of the recent noise coming out of Houston would suggest that the Texans are happy to either take Will Anderson at #2, or trade down to accumulate capital for next year and risk waiting for a QB at #12. I think this is a smoke screen. There’s no way Houston is that inept.

You can get C.J Stroud at +300, Will Levis at +750, and Bryce Young at +1500 if you want to bet on an individual quarterback to be drafted with the second overall pick and depending how risky you want to play it.

Bijan Robinson draft position: Under 12.5 -240

It’s not a sexy pick, but you can’t go broke making money. I think the Falcons are in a prime spot to take Bijan Robinson at 8. If they don’t, we all know that the Philadelphia Eagles will be lurking at 10 and there are a flurry of teams behind them who would love to snag the game-changing running back. This is probably as safe a bet as you’ll find.

Peter Skoronski to be drafted inside the top-10: +110

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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)

If the Chicago Bears don’t take him, there is a very good chance that the Eagles will (provided that they haven’t traded up already). I can’t see the Northwestern product sliding out of the top-10.

Dalton Kincaid NFL draft position: Over 24.5 +240

I feel like there is going to be a few key runs in this first round. Quarterbacks, EDGE, offensive linemen, and corners. This will force teams to move up to snag their guys and likely push the tight end spot down to 25 and below. Even if it doesn’t, is he going to be the first off the board? Michael Mayer and Darnell Washington could both spring some surprises on Thursday evening.

Total SEC players drafted in the first round: 11.5+ +160

I’ll make it easy:

  • C.J Stroud
  • Bryce Young
  • Will Levis
  • Anthony Richardson
  • Will Anderson
  • Jalen Carter
  • Nolan Smith
  • Brian Branch
  • Paris Johnson
  • Emmanuel Forbes
  • Broderick Jones
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba
  • Jahmyr Gibbs

Book it.

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FILE – Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud celebrates after a long run against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 56-14. Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Anthony Richardson and Will Levis are projected to go anywhere from the top 5 to top 15 picks in this draft.(AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
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