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At SBD, we’re tracking all the NFL Draft odds and props available across all sportsbooks. Among others, we will have odds to be taken with the first overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, draft position over/unders, first player taken at each position, and many more as the year goes on.

The 2023 NFL Draft is currently set for Thursday, April 27 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The odds in the graphs below are an average from multiple sportsbooks and will be updated with every major change.

Odds to Be 1st PickOdds to Be 1st QB Taken

NFL Draft Odds on First Overall Pick

Ohio State’s CJ Stroud has opened as the favorite to be selected first overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. He is listed as the slight favorite over fellow quarterback Bryce Young, who is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.

However, FanDuel lists the two as co-favorites to go first overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. Be sure to claim the best FanDuel Sportsbook promos before signing up if you’re not already a member. Caesars Sportsbook now lists Young as the favorite at +230 odds, slightly better than Stroud’s at +240.

Odds to Be First-Overall NFL Pick

Player Odds
Bryce Young (QB) BAMA +230
CJ Stroud (QB) OSU +240
Will Anderson (EDGE) BAMA +375
Paris Johnson (OT) OSU +1200
Anthony Richardson (QB) FLA +1800
Phil Jurkovec (QB) BC +1800
Jaxon Smith-Njigba (WR) OSU +2000
Will Levis (QB) UK +2000
Tyler Van Dyke (QB) MIA +2000
Kedon Slovis (QB) PITT +2500

*Odds as of September 20 at Caesars Sportsbook

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Unlike last year, there are a ton of quarterbacks atop the odds to be the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Of the top 11 players on the board, eight are QBs. If you put a $20 bet on the favorite, Bryce Young out of Alabama, to be the first pick, you’d win $46 and return $66.

Here are some notes on the odds movement we’ve seen:

  • [September 7] Bruce Young has started taking over as the favorite at some online sportsbooks. Stroud is still the favorite at DraftKings, but Young is atop the board at Caesars Sportsbook, and listed as co-favorite alongside Stroud at FanDuel.
  • [April 29] Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud has opened as the favorite to go first-overall in the 2023 NFL Draft at +200 odds. Bryce Young is a close second at +225.

Previous NFL First Overall Picks

Year 1st Overall Pick
2022 Travon Walker (DE)
2021 Trevor Lawrence (QB)
2020 Joe Burrow (QB)
2019 Kyler Murray (QB)
2018 Baker Mayfield (QB)

Here are a few trends to note with the first overall pick:

  • Notre Dame, USC, and Oklahoma are tied for the most first overall picks coming from their respective schools with five each
  • Here’s the positional breakdown of the 86 total first overall picks: 34 have been quarterbacks, 23 running backs, 16 defensive linemen, seven offensive linemen, three wide receivers, three linebackers, and one defensive back
  • The first overall pick has been a quarterback in four of the last five drafts, and six of the last eight
  • No running back has been selected first overall since Ki-Jana Carter in 1995
  • Three of the last five first overall picks won the Heisman Trophy in their final college season – Trevor Lawrence and Travon Walker, the most recent first overall picks, did not

Odds to Be First Quarterback Selected in NFL Draft

Quarterback Odds to Be First QB Taken
CJ Stroud +150
Bryce Young +180
Will Levis +1000
Phil Jurkovec +1000
Tyler Van Dyke +1200
Spencer Rattler +1500
Anthony Richardson +2000
Hendon Hooker +2500

Odds as of September 7 at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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DraftKings Sportsbook is currently the only betting app with this prop available. This is why you’re seeing a discrepancy between the odds to go first overall above from Caesars Sportsbook and the odds to be the first QB taken here—DraftKings lists Stroud as their favorite to go first overall as well.


2023 NFL Draft Order – First Round

Pick Team
1 TBD
2 TBD
3 TBD
4 TBD
5 TBD
6 TBD
7 TBD
8 TBD
9 TBD
10 TBD
11 TBD
12 TBD
13 TBD
14 TBD
15 TBD
16 TBD
17 TBD
18 TBD
19 TBD
20 TBD
21 TBD
22 TBD
23 TBD
24 TBD
25 TBD
26 TBD
27 TBD
28 TBD
29 TBD
30 TBD
31 TBD
32 TBD

The draft order above will be updated following kickoff of the 2022-23 NFL season.

Odds to Select First Overall in 2022 NFL Draft

[Graph to come shortly]

Odds to Pick First in NFL Draft

Team Odds
Houston Texans +300
Atlanta Falcons +400
New York Jets +500
Chicago Bears +700
Seattle Seahawks +700
Jacksonville Jaguars +1200
Detroit Lions +1200
Carolina Panthers +1200
New York Giants +1400
Pittsburgh Steelers +1800

Odds as of September 7.

To start the 2022 NFL season, the Houston Texans had the lowest NFL win total and the best odds to finish the season with the fewest regular season wins. This would suggest they are the favorite to get the first pick in the 2023 NFL Draft at this point.

Teams to Select First in Past Drafts

Year Team with 1st Pick
2022 Jacksonville Jaguars
2021 Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 Cincinnati Bengals
2019 Arizona Cardinals
2018 Cleveland Browns

Here are a few trends when it comes to the teams selecting first overall:

  • The Colts (both as Baltimore and Indianapolis) and Rams (as Cleveland, St Louis, and Los Angeles) are tied for the most times picking first overall with seven each
  • Three teams have never selected first overall: the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, and Baltimore Ravens
  • The first overall pick has been traded five times, most recently in 2016 when the Rams traded up for Jared Goff
  • A team from the AFC North has had the first overall pick in three of the last six seasons
  • The Cleveland Browns (2017-18), Cincinnati Bengals (1994-95), Philadelphia Eagles (1936-37), and Jacksonville Jaguars (2021-22) are the only four teams to ever select first overall in back-to-back drafts

NFL Draft Order – How the Process Works

Unlike the NBA and NHL, there is no draft lottery in the NFL. The first 18 picks go to the 18 teams that didn’t qualify for the playoffs. The team with the worst record gets the #1-overall pick; the team with the second-worst record gets the #2-overall pick, and so on.

If teams have the same win/loss record, the tie is broken by strength of schedule. The team that played the weaker strength of schedule is awarded the better draft pick. In 2015, for example, the Titans and Browns tied for worst record in the NFL at 3-13. The Titans got the #1 pick (which they traded to the Rams) because they played a weaker schedule than the Browns.

The final 14 picks go to the 14 teams that did qualify for the postseason. Picks #19 through #25 go to the six teams that were eliminated in the Wild Card round. The #19th pick goes to the team with the worst regular-season record among those six teams, and so on.

Repeat this process for teams eliminated in the Divisional Round and Conference Championships. The #32 pick goes to the team that won the Super Bowl.


Archived NFL Draft odds: 2022, 2021

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After working in TV, Matt turned his focus towards numbers, specifically odds. He has been with us since 2016 and serves as SBD's Editor-in-Chief, credited with creating our futures trackers, SBD's score predictor, SBD Sharp, and his own model for calculating NFL SOS, among other products.