Betting on the 2021 NFL Draft
As the calendar rolls ever closer to the draft, many more prop bets will be released to give bettors action on the 2021 NFL Draft Betting on the First Overall Pick is usually the typical prop bet on NFL Draft night. However, this year, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is widely expected to be the first choice. Thus, it will be far more advantageous for bettors to take a look at other props pertaining to this year’s NFL Draft.
Generally, the prop bets available to wager on the NFL draft pertain to where a player will be picked, or how many players will be taken at a certain position. One popular bet is usually on the number of quarterbacks to be selected in the first round. Often, bettors can place a wager on the number of players drafted from a certain school as well.
The odds do favor Lawrence being selected first overall in the draft. However, some rising names like Justin Fields and even North Dakota State’s Trey Lance may give Lawrence a run for his money. With the Jets most likely getting the top pick in the draft, anything can happen, so let’s take a look at some value picks in this year’s NFL draft class.
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LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is one of the top pass catchers in this year’s class. Yet, he could have some competition for the title of top receiver in the draft after choosing to sit out this season. Meanwhile, guys like Jaylen Waddle, Rondale Moore, and Devonta Smith are putting up gaudy numbers that will give Chase a run for his money.
Another bet to keep an eye on is the number of quarterbacks selected in the very first round. At this time, pundits predict three to four QBs will be selected in the first round of the 2021 Draft. Trey Lance, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, and Zach Wilson all have a good chance of being taken on the first night of the 2021 draft. Thus, the over/under on the number of quarterbacks drafted in the first round sits at 3.5.