The prop bets for the 2020 NFL Draft to be held on April 23-25th are out. Lets take a look at some of the propositions that could be worth investing in. Remember, every casino could have slightly different odds that change, so make sure you check the betting guide on sites such as Mrcasinova.com for the latest updates.
One of the most polarizing debates has been where will Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts be selected in the NFL Draft. While there are some big fans of Hurts who believe he should be chose in round one (+1200), the more realistic alternative would be a round two (+160) projection, which is solid value. Even round three (+115) odds offer some appeal. No matter where you think Hurst will go, he offers favorable odds across the board.
The odds for the first running back selected offer some great value. Currently, D’Andre Swift (-145) of Georgia is the favorite. However, according to NFL Draft Bible, Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (+160) is the No.1 rated runner and he had a fantastic combine to back it up. Want a dark horse candidate? Some teams believe LSU runner Clyde Edwards-Helaire is the top back and you can get attractive odds playing the field (+1100). If you’re feeling confident about Taylor’s chances as the first back off the board, you can double down on him as a first round pick with the current odds of ‘Yes’ at +165.
At wide receiver, the top three favorites all provide solid value, with Oklahoma wide out CeeDee Lamb (+105) the odds on favorite. However, there is a great possibility that either Alabama receiver, Jerry Jeudy (+110) or Henry Ruggs (+425) could be the first one chosen. As we saw in 2017 with the Cincinnati Bengals selecting John Ross (No.9 overall), speed kills and Ruggs might have a puncher’s chance.
One over/under that stands out is where South Carolina defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw will be chosen. The current total is at 15 ½ with the over (+140) providing some unique value. There is some concern about how the medical report on Kinlaw’s knee looked amongst NFL teams and if there was one player who could fall a bit in round one, he would be a candidate.
In the latest NFL Draft Bible mock draft, it featured six players from Alabama and six players from the Big Ten. The fact that there is such a disparity on the proposition as to who will have more first round draft picks, could make it worth taking Alabama (+155) over the Big 10 (-220) with such favorable odds. If you believe in the Draft Bible, you can also get Alabama over (+135) five and a half players chosen in round one.
One last longshot that has some legs is the prop bet for tight ends taken in round one. How bad does an NFL team need a tight end? The top-rated tight ends who provide the best shot are Albert Okwuegbunam of Missouri and Cole Kmet of Notre Dame. If you’re looking for an upside play, the odds of a tight end being selected in round one sit at a very rewarding +500 payout!