2021 NFL Mock Draft For Sports Bettors

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Sports bettors rejoice! Finally, a mock draft for the good guys. The hustlers who are looking for closing line value. The brave and strong people who watched college football all year just to get the opportunity to cash in when their players’ name is called. This mock draft is not like all of the other ones you have seen out there. This is a supernova-like event brings sports bettors and college football experts together – an occasion like no other.

The science of mock drafting is just that – sports science. If mock drafting is a science to sports, then sports betting is the math that fuels the engine. With sportsbooks acting as the mathematician, our goal is to beat the odds, or sportsbook in this case. Diving into every sportsbooks odds and player props, we have used the best mock drafters in the world to beat the odds once again – and consistently make us money.

How It Works

Below you will see a full 32-pick mock NFL draft. Taking into account various mock drafts from ESPN (Mel Kiper and Todd McShay), NFL.com (Daniel Jeremiah and Peter Schrager), and Pro Football Focus’ extensive college football rankings we put together – perhaps – the best mock draft for sports betting. Each pick is calculated with average draft slot calculations from the above mock drafts and incorporating team needs.

Lastly, you will see the best bet for each draft selection. Searching across every legal sportsbook including BetMGM, FanDuel, and PointsBet, you will see the best available odds that coincide with the pick. Odds will change and information could change as well but all together – the picks below should carry plenty of weight as some of the best value in the industry.

Factors for each pick include:

  • Average expected draft position (consensus mock draft rankings)
  • Team Needs
  • Betting Value
  • Media sourcing (if applicable)
TeamPickBest Bet
1. Jacksonville JaguarsQB Trevor Lawrence ClemsonTo be the number 1 overall pick: -100000 (Not a good bet but the only bet) FanDuel Sportsbook
2. New York Jets QB Zach Wilson BYUTo be the number 2 overall pick: -2500
(FOX Bet)
3. San Francisco 49ersQB Mac Jones AlabamaPosition Prop: U3.5 +125 (FOX Bet)
4. Atlanta FalconsTE Kyle Pitts FloridaKyle Pitts To Be A Top 5 Pick: -121 (DraftKings Sportsbook)
5. Cincinnati BengalsWR Ja'Marr Chase LSUTeam To Draft Ja'Marr Chase: Cincinnati Bengals +105 (FOX Bet)
6. Miami DolphinsOT Rashawn Slater NorthwesternFirst Offensive Lineman Drafted: Rashawn Slater +250 (BetMGM Sportsbook)
7. Detroit LionsWR Jaylen Waddle AlabamaUnder 11.5 Jaylen Waddle -112 (DraftKings Sportsbook)
8. TRADE: New England Patriots (via Panthers)QB Justin Fields Ohio StatePatriots to Draft Justin Fields +750 (FOX Bet)
9. Denver BroncosQB Trey Lance NDSUOver 6.5 Trey Lance +110 (PointsBet Sportsbook)
10. Dallas CowboysOT Penei Sewell OregonOver 5.5 Penei Sewell -156 (FanDuel Sportsbook)
11. New York GiantsWR Devonta Smith AlabamaOver 11.5 Devonta Smith -112 (PointsBet Sportsbook)
12. Philadelphia Eagles (via 49ers)CB Patrick Surtain II AlabamaFirst Defensive Player Drafted: Patrick Surtain -125 (BetRivers Sportsbook)
13. Los Angeles ChargersOT Christian Darrisaw Virginia TechUnder 17.5 Christian Darrisaw -188 (FOX Bet)
14. Minnesota VikingsLB Micah Parsons Penn StateOver 11.5 Micah Parsons (FOX Bet)
15. TRADE: Carolina Panthers (via Patriots)CB Jaycee Horn South CarolinaOver 13.5 Jaycee Horn -120 (PointsBet Sportsbook)
16. Arizona CardinalsEDGE Jaelan Phillips MiamiFirst Defensive Lineman Drafted: Jaelan Phillips +200 (William Hill Sportsbook)
17. Las Vegas RaidersLB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Notre DameUnder 4.5 Linebackers Taken in Round 1: -167 (BetRivers Sportsbook)
18. Miami DolphinsEDGE Kwity Paye MichiganOver 16.5 Kwity Paye -115 (FOX Bet)
19. Washington Football TeamOL Alijah Vera-Tucker USCWashington Football Team Position Player: Offense -280 (William Hill Sportsbook)
20. Chicago BearsWR Rashod Bateman MinnesotaChicago Bears Position Player: Offense -320 (William Hill Sportsbook)
21. Indianapolis ColtsLB Azeez Ojulari GeorgiaUnder 24.5 Azeez Ojulari -133 (FOX Bet)
22. Tennessee TitansCB Greg Newsome II NorthwesternTotal Cornerbacks Drafted: Over 4.5 -105 (BetMGM Sportsbook)
23. New York Jets (via Seattle)CB Caleb Farley Virginia TechTotal Cornerbacks Drafted: Over 4.5 -105 (BetMGM Sportsbook)
24. Pittsburgh SteelersEDGE Gregory Rousseau MiamiUnder 30.5 Gregory Rousseau -120
PointsBet Sportsbook
25. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Rams)WR Kadarius Toney FloridaOver 4.5 Wide Receivers Drafted: -200 (BetRivers Sportsbook)
26. Cleveland BrownsWR Terrace Marshall Jr. LSUOver 4.5 Wide Receivers Drafted: -200 (BetRivers Sportsbook)
27. Baltimore RavensEDGE Jayson Oweh Penn StateUnder 4.5 Defensive Lineman -137 (DraftKings Sportsbook)
28. New Orleans SaintsWR Rondale Moore PurdueOver 4.5 Wide Receivers Drafted: -200 (BetRivers Sportsbook)
29. Green Bay PackersCB Asante Samuel Jr. Florida StateTotal Cornerbacks Drafted: Over 4.5 -105 (BetMGM Sportsbook)
30. Buffalo BillsRB Travis Etienne ClemsonOver .5 a Running Back Drafted in Round 1: -250 OR Travis Etienne to be drafted before Najee Harris +200 (FOX Bet)
31. Kansas City ChiefsOT Teven Jenkins Oklahoma StateKansas City Chiefs To Draft Offense: -170 (William Hill Sportsbook)
32. Tampa Bay BuccaneersOT Christian BarmoreOver 23.5 Christian Barmore (PointsBet Sportsbook)
About the Author

Erich Richter

Erich is a New York-based freelance writer and gambling expert specializing in the sports industry. His work is featured in numerous publications. Erich is a diehard Mets, Giants, and Knicks fan (it’s been tough).

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