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The most interesting NFL Draft prop bets

The 2020 NFL Draft is still on for April 23-25. Though it won't be. More changes could be in store, but at the moment it's business as usual when it comes to actually picking players.

nb游戏平台It's the same case for bettors looking for a little NFL Draft action. Here are 25 prop bets (courtesy of ) to think about if interested.

Lines as of March 22. 

 
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Will there be more offensive or defensive players drafted in the First Round?

Will there be more offensive or defensive players drafted in the First Round?
Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Offensive (-200) | Defensive (+150)

We expect quarterback Joe Burrow (5,671 yards, 60 touchdown passes, six interceptions, 76.3 completion percentage) to be the No.1 overall pick — whether it's to Cincinnati remains to be seen. That will get the ball rolling for the offense. It should be close, but with some enticing options at quarterback, receiver and on the offensive line, there are some ready-made NFL options on the offensive side of the ball. The X-factor could be at running back, where it's possible nobody at that position is taken in the first round.

The Bet: Offensive

 
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Will there be more players from the Big Ten or Alabama drafted in the first round?

Will there be more players from the Big Ten or Alabama drafted in the first round?
Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Big 10 (-180) | Alabama (+140)

nb游戏平台This is one of the more amusing yet intriguing prop bets out there. In 2019 the Big Ten had seven players drafted in the first round, while Alabama saw three taken. It's possible three Big Ten players could be among the first four picks in this year's draft, yet Alabama might see at least six total go in the first round, offensive lineman Jedrick Wills included. The latter makes for an intriguing wager and one to keep an eye on as we get closer to the draft.

The Bet: Alabama

 
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Who will be the first offensive lineman drafted?

Who will be the first offensive lineman drafted?
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Favorite: Tristan Wirfs (+100) | Mekhi Becton (+170) | Jedrick Wills (+400) | Andrew Thomas (+1400) | Field (+2,000)

nb游戏平台This appears to be a two-man race between Iowa's 6-foot-5, 322-pound Wirfs and the massive 6-7, 369-pound Becton from Louisville. Either would seem like a good option for the New York Giants with the fourth overall pick. Becton's mass and physical ability might win out in the end, but Wirfs should also enjoy a solid NFL career.

The Bet: Becton

 
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Who will be the first running back drafted?

Who will be the first running back drafted?
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Favorite: D'Andre Swift (-140) | Jonathan Taylor (+160) | J.K. Dobbins (+700) | Field (+1,000)

It would not be a shock if the first round concluded without a running back being selected. Unless there is a game-changing prospect in the mix, teams aren't willing to spend top dollar on a running back due to the injury possibilities, the pass-first approach of the league and RPO quarterbacks. Still, Georgia's Swift (2,885 career yards and 20 touchdowns) looks the most pro-ready and a guy who can handle the rigors of the NFL. Ohio State's Dobbins, whose 2,003 yards in 2019 tied Taylor for third-most in the nation, is an intriguing play, however.

The Bet: Swift

 
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Who will be the first wide receiver drafted?

Who will be the first wide receiver drafted?
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Favorite: CeeDee Lamb (-110) | Jerry Jeudy (+110) | Henry Ruggs III (+700) | Field (+1,600)

While the lines and odds might not indicate it totally, this should be a three-man race between Oklahoma's Lamb and the Alabama pair of Jeudy and Ruggs for the first receiver to be drafted. Lamb caught more than 1,300 yards of passes in 2019 and has totaled 25 touchdowns in the last two seasons. The past two years, Jeudy has recorded 145 receptions, 2,478 yards and 24 TDs. Ruggs, meanwhile, had 18 touchdowns catches in 2018 and '19

The Bet: Jeudy

 
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Who will be the third overall pick in the draft?

Who will be the third overall pick in the draft?
Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Jeff Okudah (+150) | Tua Tagovailoa (+175) | Chase Young (+500) | Isaiah Simmons (+700) | Field (+1,000) | Derrick Brown (+1,400)

At the moment, this pick belongs to the Detroit Lions. For a while now, they've been tied to Ohio State's Okudah (three interceptions in 2019). After star cornerback Darius Slay was sent to Philadelphia, it makes even more sense for the Lions to go with arguably the best defensive back in the country last season. Then again, a QB still remains an enticing option for the Lions.

The Bet: Okudah

 
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Who will be the second quarterback drafted?

Who will be the second quarterback drafted?
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Favorite: Tua Tagovailoa (-500) | Justin Herbert (+350) | Jordan Love (+1,200) | Field (+2,000)

Barring any major shake-up entering draft day, LSU's Joe Burrow will be the first quarterback taken with the No. 1 overall pick. Then things get interesting. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa (7,442 career yards, 87 touchdown passes, 11 interceptions, 199.4 passer rating) is the betting favorite, but Now, the bigger mystery is which team will take a chance on Tua.

The Bet: Tagovailoa

 
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Who will be the third quarterback drafted?

Who will be the third quarterback drafted?
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Favorite: Justin Herbert (-300) | Jordan Love (+225) | Tua Tagovailoa (+750) | Jacob Eason (+4,000) | Field (+5,000)

There are pundits who think Oregon's Herbert (10,541 career yards, 95 touchdowns, 64.0 completion percentage) could leap-frog Tua as the second quarterback drafted overall in 2020. We're not ready to go there, but Herbert could very well be a top-10 selection. Utah State's Love, meanwhile, and his big arm have first-round talent as well. 

The Bet: Herbert

 
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When will Tua Tagovailoa be drafted?

When will Tua Tagovailoa be drafted?
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Favorite: third Pick (+175) | fifth Pick (+200) | second Pick (+400) | fourth Pick (+900) | sixth Pick (+900) | Field (any other pick) (+900)

This is the million dollar question of the draft. If Detroit stays at No. 3, then it's likely Tagovailoa will still be on the board, leaving Miami there to pounce with the fifth-overall pick. The Dolphins have been all in on Tua for a long time. However, the from the sixth spot to, say, No. 3 to get the Alabama star is in play.

The Bet: fifth pick

 
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When will Jalen Hurts be drafted?

When will Jalen Hurts be drafted?
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Favorite: third round (+115) | second round (+160) | fourth-seventh Round (+300) | first round (+1200)

nb游戏平台Even with good showings at the Senior Bowl and NFL Draft Combine, Hurts is not being regarded as a bona fide first-rounder like Burrow, Tagovailoa, Herbert and Love. Hurts (3,851 passing yards, 32 TD passes, eight interceptions; 1,298 rushing yards, 20 rushing TDs) still seems destined to be a second- or third-rounder. Regardless, he'll likely be a project for whichever team takes him.

The Bet: second round

 
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Which pick will Chase Young be taken?

Which pick will Chase Young be taken?
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Favorite: Under 2 1/2 pick (-400) | Over 2 1/2 (+250) 

nb游戏平台All signs point to the Ohio State standout pass rusher headed to Washington with the No. 2 overall pick. Young (30.5 career sacks) possesses a stellar mix of strength and speed and certainly would bring a lot to the table for a franchise that needs a potential game-changer. The Redskins' most recent playoff appearance came in 2015.

The Bet: Under 2 1/2 pick

 
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How many defensive backs will be drafted in the first round?

How many defensive backs will be drafted in the first round?
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Favorite: Under 6 1/2 drafted (-175) | Over 6 1/2 drafted (+135) 

It would not be a total surprise to see six to eight defensive backs taken in the first round. Obviously that depends on how things play out and how much maneuvering is being done. Ohio State's Jeff Okudah and Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson offer elite options. One intriguing storyline will be if Thorpe Award Grant Delpit of LSU will be a first-rounder.

The Bet: Under 6 1/2 pick

 
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How many total defensive linemen will be drafted in the first round?

How many total defensive linemen will be drafted in the first round?
Jeff Blake/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Over 6 drafted (-120) | Under 6 drafted (+120) 

nb游戏平台Ohio State's Chase Young is no doubt the class of this group. However, fellow edge rusher Yetur Gross-Matos (9 .5 sacks in 2019) from Penn State and South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (six sacks, six tackles for loss in 2019) also have talent to immediately start in the NFL. It will be interesting to see where Iowa stud A.J. Epenesa (26.5 career sacks) ends up — or even if he goes in the first round.

The Bet: Over 6 drafted

 
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How many total offensive players will be drafted in the first round?

How many total offensive players will be drafted in the first round?
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Over 16.5 drafted (-150) | Under 16.5 drafted (+110) 

nb游戏平台As mentioned, Joe Burrow will kick off a draft that could feature plenty of offensive linemen and receivers taken in the first round. We think there will be more offensive than defensive players selected among the first 32 picks, like Georgia offensive lineman Andrew Thomas. The wild card should be at running back, where it's uncertain if any will go in the first round.

The Bet: Over 16.5 drafted

 
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How many total defensive players will be drafted in the first round?

How many total defensive players will be drafted in the first round?
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Favorite: Under 15.5 drafted (-140) | Over 15.5 drafted (+100) 

To no surprise, the edge rusher will be in demand for this year's draft. However, there are some solid defensive line choices like Auburn's Derrick Brown (13 career sacks, 33.5 tackles for loss). There is also Clemson's Isaiah Simmons (187 career solo tackles, 10.5 sacks), who could be used as either a linebacker or at safety — depending on which team picks him up.

The Bet: Under

 
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How many Alabama players will be drafted in the First Round?

How many Alabama players will be drafted in the First Round?
John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Under 5.5 drafted (-145) | Over 5.5 drafted (+105) 

nb游戏平台We've touched on most of those Crimson Tide players who appear in good shape to hear their names called in the first round this year. Tua Tagovailoa, Jedrick Wills, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs and likely defensive back Trevon Diggs (three interceptions in 2019) are all expected to get first-day paychecks. One other possibility is safety Xavier McKinney, who led Alabama with 95 total tackles, forced four fumbles and picked off three passes in 2019.

The Bet: Under 5.5 drafted

 
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How many LSU players will be drafted in the first round?

How many LSU players will be drafted in the first round?
Chuck Cook/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Under 5.5 drafted (-260) | Over 5.5 drafted (+175) 

nb游戏平台The national champs have plenty of talent available for the taking, starting, of course, with Joe Burrow at quarterback. However, edge rusher K'Lavon Chaisson (6.5 sacks in 2019) and receiver Justin Jefferson also seem like first-round shoo-ins. The intrigue lies at defensive back with Grant Delpit and Kristian Fulton and 2019 breakout linebacker Patrick Queen (85 tackles, 12 tackles for loss).

The Bet: Under 5.5 drafted

 
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How many Ohio State players will be drafted in the first round?

How many Ohio State players will be drafted in the first round?
Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Under 2.5 drafted (-400) | Over 2.5 drafted (+250) 

Buckeye teammates Chase Young and Jeff Okudah can very well both end up among the first five draft selections. However, that might be the end to the first-round roll call for Ohio State. It's possible that running back J.K. Dobbins could sneak his way into the first round, so that's something bettors should kept in mind before making their calls.

The Bet: Under

 
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How many Big Ten players will be drafted in the first round?

How many Big Ten players will be drafted in the first round?
Jeffrey Becker/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Over 5.5 drafted (-225) | Under 5.5 drafted (+160) 

We know about Chase Young, Jeff Okudah and Tristan Wirfs. But Penn State pass rusher Yetur Gross-Matos also seems poised to be picked in the first round. Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa and Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins don't have total first-round status, but enough mock drafts see them possibly making their way among the top 32 selections.

The Bet: Under 5.5 drafted

 
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How many Big 12 players will be drafted in the first round?

How many Big 12 players will be drafted in the first round?
Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Under 3.5 drafted (-225) | Over 3.5 drafted (+160) 

nb游戏平台We know this: Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb will be taken in the first round — possibly as the initial receiver selected. After that, it's not all clear. Lamb's Sooner teammate Kenneth Murray led the team with 102 tackles and 17 tackles for loss from his linebacker position last season. Baylor receiver Denzel Mims (66 receptions, 1,020 yards, 12 TDs in 2019) is also someone to keep an eye on to see if his stock continues to rise.

The Bet: Under 3.5 drafted

 
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How many SEC players will be drafted in the first round?

How many SEC players will be drafted in the first round?
Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Over 15.5 drafted (-150) | Under 15.5 drafted (+110) 

It would seem a safe play that no conference will have more players taken in the first round than the SEC. That said, the over/under of 15.5 seems a bit high, but the Tide should be in the neighborhood. Now, it's possible the Southeastern Conference reaches that number, but this might be a last-minute wager for those so inclined.

The Bet: Under 15.5 drafted

 
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How many quarterbacks will be drafted in the first round?

How many quarterbacks will be drafted in the first round?
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Favorite: Over 4 drafted (-170) | Under 4 drafted (+130) 

At the moment, Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and Jordan Love (8,600 passing yards, 60 TDs, 29 INTs) should all be locks as first-round picks. Beyond that, there does not seem like any quarterback — at the moment — could join that group. However, if you're looking for a dark horse, Jalen Hurts could be the guy. If the line stays at its present 4, the obvious play seems to be on the favorite.

The Bet: Over 4 drafted

 
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How many running backs will be drafted in the first round?

How many running backs will be drafted in the first round?
Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Under 1.5 drafted (-500) | Over 1.5 drafted (+300) 

As mentioned earlier, this is not a draft featuring that must-have running back. Georgia's D'Andre Swift, Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins and Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin are considered the top three backs in the draft. However, none is a guaranteed first-round option. Depending on who is doing the prognosticating, no more than two backs are likely to be taken in the first round.

The Bet: Under 1.5 drafted

 
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How many wide receivers will be drafted in the First Round?

How many wide receivers will be drafted in the First Round?
Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Over 5.5 drafted (-150) | Under 5.5 drafted (+110) 

nb游戏平台This has the makings of a deep draft for wide receivers, especially on the high end. We touched on Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb and the Alabama duo of Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs. However, LSU's Justin Jefferson (111 catches, 1,540 yards, 18 touchdowns), Baylor's Denzel Mims and even Colorado's Laviska Shenault Jr. all have first-round talent, depending on how things play out on Day 1.

The Bet: Over 5.5 drafted

 
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How many tight ends will be drafted in the first round?

How many tight ends will be drafted in the first round?
Matt Cashore/USA TODAY Sports

Favorite: Under .5 drafted (-800) | Over .5 drafted (+425) 

At least one tight end has been selected in the first round each of the past three years. There's a good bet that run will come to an end in 2020, however. Notre Dame's Cole Kmet (43 catches, 515 yards, six TDs) seems to have the most upside of the bunch, with Florida Atlantic's Harrison Bryant, Purdue's Brycen Hopkins, Albert Okwuegbunam of Missouri, Dayton's Adam Trautman, Hunter Bryant from Washington and LSU's Thaddeus Moss all expected to hear their names called at some point.

The Bet: Under .5 drafted

Jeff Mezydlo has written about sports and entertainment online and for print for more than 25 years. He grew up in the far south suburbs of Chicago, 20 minutes from the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Ind. He’s also the proud father of 11-year-old Matthew, aka “Bobby Bruin,” mascot of St. Robert Bellarmine School in Chicago. You can follow Jeff at .


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