2020 NFL Draft props: Burrow or bust as No. 1 overall pick

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The 2020 NFL Draft prop market is up and running with wagering options on the No. 1 overall pick and first player selected at key positions listed on oddsboards.

Soon, there will be a slew of betting possibilities for the hyped, three-day event, set for April 23-25 in Las Vegas. NFL fans will be able to lay money on everything from the number of players drafted in the first round from a particular conference to the first pick by individual teams. For now, options are modest, with the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine still weeks away.

Oddsmakers are confident the Cincinnati Bengals, who have the top pick after finishing the regular season with a league-worst 2-14 straight-up record, will select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow first overall. The Heisman Trophy winner is the overwhelming favorite to go No. 1, listed a -2000 odds at FoxBet. Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young is a distant second choice at +850. The gap at DraftKings between the two is even greater, with Burrow pegged at -10000 and Young at +1400.

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Teams like the Dolphins and Colts, both in the hunt for starting quarterbacks, could trade up with the Bengals and snare the top selection in the draft. But the pick either team is chasing is clear among the betting market and NFL insiders. Burrow tossed for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns (both SEC records), and compiled an impressive 76.3 completion percentage en route to an undefeated season and national title.

Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, projected as the next quarterback off the board behind Burrow, is dealing in the +1400 to +2000 range as third choice for first pick overall. The Westgate LV SuperBook tabbed Tagovailoa the frontrunner as the 2020 top selection last May at -300 odds, just ahead of Georgia’s Jake Fromm and Oregon’s Justin Herbert, both offered ar +700. Burrow was not even an option and available upon request, while Young was +1600.

Here are numbers at FoxBet, current as of Monday, Feb. 10.

No. 1 overall pick odds, 2020 NFL Draft

Joe Burrow -2000
Chase Young +850
Tua Tagovailoa +1400
Justin Herbert +3000
Andrew Thomas +3500
Jeffrey Okudah +4000
Derrick Brown +5000
Jake Fromm +6600
Isaiah Simmons +7500
Jerry Jeudy +7500
CeeDee Lamb +8000
Jordan Love +10000
Jacob Eason +15000
Grant Delpit +17500
Tee Higgins +20000
D’Andre Swift +25000
Trevon Diggs +30000
Paulson Adebo +30000
AJ Epenesa +50000

First WR drafted odds, 2020 NFL Draft

Jerry Jeudy (ALA) -150
CeeDee Lamb (OU) +120
Tee Higgins (CLEM) +550
Henry Ruggs III (ALA) +1100
Laviska Shenault (COL) +1300
Jalen Reagor (TCU) +1600
Gabriel Davis (UCF) +1800
KJ Hamler (PSU) +2000
Antonio Gandy-Golden (LIB) +2200
Justin Jefferson (LSU) +2500
Tyler Johnson (MIN) +3000
Brandon Aiyuk (ASU) +3300
K.J. Hill (OSU) +3300
Michael Pittman Jr (USC) +4000
Collin Johnson (TEX) +4500
Chase Claypool (ND) +5000
Denzel Mims (BAY) +6000
Bryan Edwards (SC) +6600
Kendrick Rogers (TAMU) +7000
Devin Duvernay (TEX) +8000
Isaiah Hodgins (ORE) +8000
Donovan Peoples-Jones (MICH) +12500
John Hightower (BSU) +15000

The race for first wide receiver selected in the 2020 NFL Draft is tight one between Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy (-150) and Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb (+120). Each player, blessed with tremendous hands and run-after-catch ability, is projected to be drafted among the first 15 selections with a group of franchises (Jaguars, Colts, Cardinals) starved for play-making potential. The first wideout off the board in 2019 was Marquise Brown, selected 25th overall by the Ravens.

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First RB drafted odds, 2020 NFL Draft

D’Andre Swift (UGA) -300
Jonathan Taylor (WIS) +250
J.K. Dobbins (OSU) +400
Cam Akers (FSU) +800
Zack Moss (UTA) +1000
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (LSU) +1300
Eno Benjamin (ASU) +2000
KeShawn Vaughn (VU) +2500
Lamical Perine (FLA) +3000
AJ Dillon (BC) +5000
Michael Warren (CIN) +6600
Trey Sermon (OU) +8000

D’Andre Swift has a stranglehold on the first running back drafted board at -300 odds. The Georgia product, a former five-star recruit, is coming out of a high-pedigree program for bell cows and with little wear and tear. The allure of grabbing a lightly-used, top-tier running back at the bruising position has been in high regard the last few drafts. Swift totaled just 440 carries in his college career, as opposed to the second choice on the board, Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor (+250), who tallied 926 rushes for the Badgers.

Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins is third choice at +400 odds.

First S drafted odds, 2020 NFL Draft

Grant Delpit (LSU) -133
Xavier McKinney (ALA) +105
Antoine Winfield Jr. (MIN) +350
Ashtyn Davis (CAL) +500
K’Von Wallace (CLEM) +650
Kyle Dugger (LR) +800
Terrell Burgess (UTAH) +900
Jeremy Chinn (SI) +1000
Brandon Jones (TEX) +1600
Antoine Brooks Jr. (MARY) +1800
J.R. Reed (UGA) +2000
Julian Blackmon (UTAH) +2800
Jalen Elliott (ND) +3000
Jordan Fuller (OSU) +3300
Shyheim Carter (ALA) +4000
Richie Grant (UCF) +4500
Brian Cole (MSU) +5000
Marcelino Ball (IND) +5500
Reggie Floyd (VT) +6000
Alohi Gilman (ND) +6600
Myles Dorn (NC) +6600
Nevelle Clarke (UCF) +9000
Khaleke Hudson (MICH) +10000
Jaylinn Hawkins (CAL) +12500

First TE drafted odds, 2020 NFL Draft

Brycen Hopkins (PUR) +115
Hunter Bryant (WASH) +175
Cole Kmet (ND) +225
Jared Pinkney (VU) +333
Albert Okwuegbunam (MIZZ) +450
Thaddeus Moss (LSU) +550
Cheyenne O’Grady (ARK) +650
Harrison Bryant (FAU) +800
Colby Parkinson (STAN) +900
Jacob Breeland (ORE) +1500
Josiah Deguara (CIN) +2000
Adam Trautman (UD) +2500
Chase Allen (ISU) +3300
Luke Farrell (OSU) +4000
Joey Magnifico (MEM) +5000
Charlie Taumoepeau (PS) +6600
Mitchell Wilcox (SFU) +7000
Stephen Sullivan (LSU) +8000

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