2010 NFL Draft: Props Betting Special
The NFL draft moves to primetime for the first time in 2010. The first round will be in PRIMETIME, and takes place on Thursday April 22nd at 7:30 p.m. ET. The NFL Draft second and third rounds are on Friday April 23 at 6 p.m. ET. Rounds Four thru Seven will be held on Saturday April 24th at 10 a.m. ET.
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Is the 2010 NFL Draft class one of the most hyped in recent memory? Or am I just saying that because I’m excited, like I am every year?
Either way, plenty of sportsbooks have cool prop bets up for this Thursday’s primetime event.
Here are my picks for some of them.
HOW MANY OFFENSIVE PLAYERS WILL BE TAKEN IN ROUND ONE?
Over 15.5: +125
Under 15.5: -165
I was surprised to see “over” as the underdog here. With so many quarterbacks and, especially, a boatload of hyped offensive lineman on the board, I see an offensive craze in round one.
Pick: Over 15.5 +125
HOW MANY QUARTERBACKS WILL BE TAKEN IN ROUND ONE?
Over 2.5: +185
Under 2.5: -270
We may as well rephrase this prop: Will Tim Tebow go in round one? We know Sam Bradford and Jimmy Clausen will. I’m still banking on someone taking a silly chance and grabbing Tebow. Maybe Buffalo or Jacksonville?
Pick: Over 2.5 +185
HOW MANY WIDE RECEIVERS WILL BE TAKEN IN ROUND ONE?
Over 2.5: +173
Under 2.5: -235
Aside from Dez Bryant, few wideouts have gotten consistent first-round hype from one expert’s mock draft to the next. So I’d be surprised to see more than Bryant and Demaryius Thomas come off the board before round two.
Pick: Under 2.5 -235
WILL SAM BRADFORD BE THE NO. 1 OVERALL PICK?
This isn’t like a championship fight where the challenger (in this case – “no”) has a puncher’s chance. We’re all well-educated on St. Louis’ intentions of grabbing Bradford. It would take something insane to change that choice between now and Thursday.
Pick: Yes -1200
PROP SPECIAL: OVER/UNDER DRAFT POSITIONS
You can find over/under draft position props for almost any projected first-rounder. Here are a few examples:
Over 9.5: -105
Under 9.5: -135
Over 12.5: -150
Under 12.5: +110
Pick: Over 12.5. Barely. I see San Francisco grabbing Haden at 13th overall.
First round: +200
Second round: -200:
Third round: +300
Fourth round or later: +800
Pick: First round +200. Maybe I’m crazy, but we see bizarre reaches every season.
And are you telling me Darrius Heyward-Bey had more hype around him than Tebow?
Yet DHB somehow went before Michael Crabtree last year.
PROP SPECIAL: HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCHUPS
Another common prop you’ll find is head-to-head matchups between two similar players (usually at similar positions) in which you can bet on which player will be drafted first.
Who will be drafted first?
Ndamukong Suh: -600
Gerald McCoy: +350
Pick: McCoy +350. This is a risky bet for sure but I believe the Lions will pass and opt for an O-lineman. I also believe Tampa has its heart set on McCoy no matter what.
But what do I know?
Russell Okung: -700
Trent Williams: +400
Pick: Russell Okung -700.
Based on my logic about Suh, I believe Detroit will opt for Okung at No. 2 overall.