NFL Draft Betting Markets: Plus-Money Odds On Where Players Are Picked

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The NFL Draft gives bettors a chance to profit from plus-money plays in the first round. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

As the 2022 NFL Draft draws near, sportsbooks are starting to post more and more NFL draft markets. Bettors can find odds on markets like which teams will draft Malik Willis and Kenny Pickettvarious college props, and the first player to get picked first at various positions. Bettors can also find odds on who may go in the top five, top 10, or in the top 32.

Rather than talk about the guys with short odds, let’s focus on the plus-money plays in those three NFL Draft markets.

NFL Draft Markets—Players To Get Drafted In The Top 5, 10, and 32

Ahmad Gardner—Top 5 +130 (Caesars)

It will be hard for teams to pass on a guy who never allowed a touchdown despite starting since he was a true freshman. In 14 games last season, he allowed just 131 yards. He is the definition of a shutdown corner. Gardner will an absolute steal if he makes it out of the top five (which he will not).

Jameson Williams—Top 10 +200 (DraftKings)

The NFL is all about the passing game, making top-notch wide receivers like Jameson Williams real popular on Draft day. Had he not gotten injured in the national title game, he may have had the best odds to be the first wide receiver off the board. However, teams may shy away from him because of the injury. Then again, there is a good chance he’ll be ready for training camp and they might not.

Kenny Pickett—Top 10 +135 (DraftKings)

Do you think a team drafting inside the top 10 will reach for a quarterback early in the draft? Many analysts and mock drafters seem to think so. If you agree, taking either Pickett or Malik Willis (-200) to go in the top 10 is not a bad idea.

Devin Lloyd—Top 10 +1000 (BetRivers)

The best linebacker in this draft class is former Utah linebacker, Devin Lloyd. Anyone looking for a linebacker who can do it all will love to add him to their roster. However, many analysts and mock drafts have him going inside the top 20, not 10. But one of the best mock drafters in the business, Ryan McCrystal, thinks the Seahawks may take him at No. 9.

Chris Olave—Top 10 +1500 (DraftKings)

To go inside the top 10 will likely require him to be the first wide receiver off the board; his odds for that honor are +1800 at DraftKings, giving him just a 5.3 percent chance. However, before you dismiss the possibility, popular opinion going into the 2020 NFL Draft had CeeDee Lamb or Jerry Jeudy as the first receiver off the board.

It was, of course, Henry Ruggs. Why? Because teams do not necessarily look for the best receiver in the draft; they take the most talented receiver that fits their system. The idea is a little farfetched, but it is possible someone takes Olave in the first round, possibly even in the top 10.

Top 32: Skyy Moore +150 (FanDuel) or Christian Watson (DraftKings)

The 2022 NFL Draft is certainly flush with talented wide receivers. Neither guy will be the first, second, or third receiver on anyone’s Draft board. But both are worth taking late in the first round or early in the second. For example, after trading Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs could certainly look to take either wide receiver with one of their first-round picks (No. 29 and 30). That late in the round, the best ones will be gone and neither will probably make it far into the second round.

The Packers at No. 28 could also decide to draft a quality wide receiver for Aaron Rodgers in the first round.

Also read: 2022 NFL Season Win Totals

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Travis Pulver

Travis Pulver

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Travis Pulver is a Senior Writer for Gaming Today and a lifelong football fan, something he says comes naturally having been born in the football-crazy state of Texas. Through the years, his love of sports has extended into baseball, basketball, golf, and rugby. Life currently finds him in Indiana with his wife and two kids.

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