- There are odds on offer asking bettors to pick the exact position of each team’s first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft
- Which teams figure to follow the form charts? Who will go against the grain?
- Take a look at the analysis of all of the options, and study the odds in the story that follows
How exact can you position the start of the NFL Draft?
You’ve studied mock drafts since the Super Bowl concluded. Then you’ve analyzed depth charts, slotted in players that were added via free agency and through other forms of transactions.
Finally, you think you’ve come to a conclusion on the exact area that is the #1 position of need for each NFL team. And now, all that hard work can pay off in the form of winning wagers.
There are odds asking bettors to peg the exact position of the first pick for each and every one of the NFL’s 32 teams.
Will the Dallas Cowboys take a cornerback? Are the New York Jets going with an offensive lineman? Is filling a need at wide receiver the #1 priority of the Las Vegas Raiders?
Maybe you think teams will go completely against the form charts and make a selection via outside the box thinking. Now’s your chance to test your mettle and prove your worth as an NFL Draft prognosticator against the views of the oddsmakers and the many NFL draft gurus.
Odds on Exact Position of NFL Teams First Pick of 2020 Draft
|Team||Offensive Odds||Defensive Odds||QB odds||RB odds||WR odds||TE odds||OL odds||DL odds||LB odds||CB odds||S odds||K/P/LS odds|
|Green Bay Packers||-225||+180||+750||+2200||+150||+2600||+450||+700||+400||+600||+1000||+30000|
|Kansas City Chiefs||+149||-182||+25000||+500||+800||+10000||+450||+400||+300||+200||+600||+30000|
|Las Vegas Raiders||-225||+179||+500||+10000||-167||+15000||+1200||+1200||+800||+300||+5000||+50000|
|Los Angeles Chargers||-715||+490||-400||+10000||+2000||+25000||+300||+1100||+800||+2500||+15000||+50000|
|Los Angeles Rams*||+103||-125||+2500||+700||+1000||+2500||+175||+400||+600||+300||+700||+15000|
|New England Patriots||-110||-110||+350||+5000||+450||+700||+700||+400||+300||+800||+1200||+25000|
|New Orleans Saints||+110||-134||+300||+2000||+175||+10000||+1400||+800||+250||+600||+1600||+50000|
|New York Giants||-400||+300||+5000||+10000||+2500||+25000||-455||+1200||+350||+1600||+10000||+50000|
|New York Jets||-455||+335||+8000||OFF||+125||+15000||-125||+900||+1400||+700||+2500||+50000|
|San Francisco 49ers||-177||+300||+2000||+5000||-177||+25000||+700||+300||+1000||+700||+3300||+50000|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||-400||+300||+2000||+1200||+800||+10000||-400||+700||+2000||+1200||+3300||+50000|
Odds taken April 22nd. *Teams without a first-round pick.
The NFL Draft begins at 8:00 pm EST on April 23rd and continues through April 25th.
Since the original offense/defense props were established earlier this month, a number of teams have seen their odds do a complete 180 when it comes to whether they will pick an offensive or defensive player with their first pick.
The Tennessee Titans, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams are among this group.
Chiefs Could Defy Odds
Originally, the oddsmakers couldn’t make heads or tails out of what Kansas City might opt to do to open draft day. Sportsbooks didn’t even offer odds on whether the Chiefs would select an offensive or defensive player with their first selection of the draft in the original betting line.
In the latest posting, defense is the side of the ball where the bookmakers have the Chiefs leaning toward. Kansas City is -182 to take a defensive player, and +149 to select an offensive talent.
Theoretically, that makes logical sense. Super Bowl champion KC lit it up on offense last season. The Chiefs were the NFL’s #7 offense (379.2 per game). However, they were the league’s #16 defense (349.6).
According to Peter King, the Kansas City Chiefs want to trade up for Henry Ruggs III if he falls into the lower part of the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
— The Wrightway Sports Network (@TWSNETT) April 20, 2020
However, it appears that the Chiefs believe that the best defense is a powerful offense. Considering that the Lombardi Trophy currently resides at Arrowhead Stadium, it’s hard to argue with that sentiment.
There’s growing expectations that Kansas City will look to give quarterback Patrick Mahomes more weapons to work with when the Chiefs have the ball. They might go for Georgia running back D’Andre Swift. Or they could opt to protect Mahomes and add Michigan center Cesar Ruiz.
As well, there’s a rumor gaining steam that KC is seeking to trade up in a bid to draft Alabama speed merchant wide receiver Henry Ruggs III to further bolster their Legion of Zoom.
Pick: Kansas City Chiefs take an offensive player (+149)
Titans Will Tackle Area of Need
The oddsmakers don’t seem to know what to make of the Titans. The original betting line offered negative odds for both offensive (-126) and defensive (-102) first selections by Tennessee.
The current line leans to the defense at -134, compared to +110 for the offense. But it might be leaning in the wrong direction.
— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) April 20, 2020
Losing free agent tackle Jack Conklin to the Cleveland Browns, Tennessee must fill a key void. And guys who can do that for the Titans include USC’s Austin Jackson or Georgia’s Isaiah Wilson.
Pick: Tennessee Titans take an offensive player (+110)
Exact Position Wagering
There are some players that just make sense as a fit with certain NFL teams. These ones also come with a decent betting payout attached to their arrival.
Jaguars Must Address D Line
The oddsmakers have always leaned toward the Jaguars getting some help for the defensive side of the ball. Defense was at -280 in opening odds. It’s still favored but now at -155.
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) April 21, 2020
The position that is of urgent need is the defensive line. The Jags already said goodbye to defensive ends Calais Campbell and Marcell Dareus. Disgruntled defensive end Yannick Ngkoue wants a trade.
Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars select a defensive lineman (+200)
Jets Will Help Out Darnold
The thinking was that the New York Jets would look to provide protection for QB Sam Darnold and draft an offensive lineman. But the Jets need something for their fans to get excited about.
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— ADAMS SZN #PayAdams (@Jamal33AdamsEra) April 21, 2020
They will instead look to provide Darnold with a first-rate receiving target. Look for the Jets to move for either Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb or Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy.
Pick: New York Jets select a wide receiver (+125)