Tuesday, February 27, 2024

NFL Draft No. 1 Pick Odds: Young Becomes Heavy Favorite to Go First Overall Leading into NFL Combine

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NFL Combine week is typically the week the rumors start flying on the NFL Draft.

Everybody is focused on who is going to be the No. 1 pick and, maybe more importantly, who is going to make the No. 1 pick.

The Chicago Bears currently hold the No. 1 pick after finishing with the worst record in the NFL. Although, there have been plenty of rumors about them possibly trading the pick to a team that is in need of a quarterback.

There are four quarterbacks who could possibly go first overall: Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Will Levis and Anthony Richardson.

Among them, Young appears to be the clubhouse leader to be the first player taken off the board on April 27.

Young opened at -120 and was -120 at BetMGM as recently as last week. He is now -165 to be the first overall selection in the draft heading into NFL Combine week. The knock on the 2021 Heisman Trophy winner appears to be his height, and experts will be intrigued to see what he measures in at.

Stroud is the next closest at +350 after opening at +200 at BetMGM. Levis is behind them at +900. Richardson is the highest riser so far of draft season. He opened with 100-1 odds (+10000) and is currently +700 at BetMGM.

If a quarterback does not go No. 1, there were originally two defensive players who were expected to be in a battle for the top spot: Alabama’s Will Anderson and Georgia’s Jalen Carter.

Carter opened at +750, jumped up to +600, and has now fallen down the board to +1600 after a warrant went out for his arrest alleging involvement in a fatal car crash.

Anderson is currently +700 to be the No. 1 overall pick at BetMGM.

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