NFL Draft 2021: Odds, Prop Betting Picks And Predictions For First Round

 NFL Draft 2021: Odds, Prop Betting Picks And Predictions For First Round

The 2021 NFL Draft begins tonight with the first round. It should be an exciting evening, with teams bringing aboard the best prospects in the country to help improve their rosters.

While some of these selections are basically a sure thing, such as Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence going to the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 1 overall, this event has the potential to be one of the most intriguing in years. With many of these athletes opting out from the 2020 campaign and those who suited up playing limited schedules, plus the lack of in-person interviews and individual workouts, makes for one of the most unpredictable drafts ever.

Due to all these new factors, betting on the 2021 draft will be even more difficult than usual. Sportsbooks have released a slew of props surrounding the event, with many focused on the top prospects and Day 1 draft order.

Bettors can wager on things like whether a quarterback will be taken with each of the first four picks, the over/under on which number some of the biggest collegiate stars will have their names called, which player will be selected first at each position, the prospect that a specific team will pick and much more.

With so many props up on the board, it can be tough to identify where the value lies during the 2021 NFL Draft. Fortunately for readers, pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com has provided his take on some of the most notable prop bets surrounding the draft.

Before getting to Price’s picks, take a look at the complete viewing guide for the 2021 draft, as well as the full list of prop bets on the board.

NFL Draft 2021 Schedule And Viewing Guide

Round 1: Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET (TV: ABC/ESPN/NFLN)

Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m. ET (TV: ABC ESPN/NFLN)

Rounds 4-7: Saturday, March 1 at 12 p.m. ET (TV: ABC/ESPN/NFLN)

The 2021 NFL Draft will be live streamed via WatchESPN and NFL.com

2021 NFL Draft Prop Bets

NFL Draft odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook

Top Picks

No. 1 Overall Pick

  • Trevor Lawrence: -50000
  • Zach Wilson: +1600
  • Justin Fields: +2500
  • Penei Sewell: +2500
  • Trey Lance: +6500

No. 2 Overall Pick

  • Zach Wilson: -5000
  • Justin Fields: +2000
  • Trey Lance: +2000
  • Devonta Smith: +5000
  • Ja’Marr Chase: +5000

No. 3 Overall Pick

  • Mac Jones: -270
  • Trey Lance: +280
  • Justin Fields: +500
  • Kyle Pitts: +4600

No. 4 Overall Pick

  • Kyle Pitts: -210
  • Trey Lance: +340
  • Justin Fields: +430
  • Ja’Marr Chase: +1900
  • Penei Sewell: +1900
  • Mac Jones: +2200

Top-10 Pick

  • Ja’Marr Chase: -20000
  • Mac Jones: -950
  • Penei Sewell: -950
  • Trey Lance: -550
  • Justin Fields: -400
  • Patrick Surtain II: -180
  • Rashawn Slater: -155
  • Jaylen Waddle: -135
  • Jaycee Horn: -105
  • Devonta Smith: +105
  • Micah Parsons: +120
  • Kwity Paye: +135
  • Christian Darrisaw: +185

Exact Order

First Four Picks

  • Lawrence, Wilson, Jones, Pitts: -135
  • Lawrence, Wilson, Jones, Lance: +360
  • Lawrence, Wilson, Lance, Pitts: +360
  • Lawrence, Wilson, Jones, Fields: +750
  • Lawrence, Wilson, Fields, Pitts: +800
  • Lawrence, Wilson, Lance, Fields: +850
  • Lawrence, Wilson, Fields, Lance: +1600
  • Lawrence, Wilson, Jones, Chase: +1900
  • Lawrence, Wilson, Jones, Sewell: +2400
  • Lawrence, Wilson, Fields, Jones: +9500

First Four Wide Receivers

  • Chase, Waddle, Smith, Moore: +250
  • Chase, Smith, Waddle, Moore: +300
  • Chase, Smith, Waddle, Toney: +430
  • Chase, Waddle, Smith, Toney: +500
  • Chase, Waddle, Smith, Bateman: +600
  • Chase, Smith, Waddle, Bateman: +650

First Three Running Backs

  • Harris, Etienne, Williams: +185
  • Etienne, Harris, Williams: +340
  • Harris, Etienne, Gainwell: +550
  • Harris, Etienne, Carter: +750
  • Harris, Williams, Etienne: +1000

Over/Under Draft Position

Quarterback

  • Mac Jones: 3.5
  • Justin Fields: 7.5
  • Trey Lance: 7.5
  • Davis Mills: 68.5

Wide Receiver and Tight End

  • Kyle Pitts: 4.5
  • Ja’Marr Chase: 5.5
  • Jaylen Waddle: 9.5
  • Devonta Smith: 11.5
  • Rashod Bateman: 28.5
  • Kadarius Toney: 30.5

Running Back

  • Najee Harris: 24.5
  • Travis Etienne: 31.5

Offensive Line

  • Penei Sewell: 6.5
  • Rashawn Slater: 9.5
  • Christian Darrisaw: 15.5
  • Alijah Vera-Tucker: 16.5

Defense

  • Patrick Surtain II: 10.5
  • Micah Parsons: 12.5
  • Jaycee Horn: 12.5
  • Kwity Paye: 16.5
  • Jaelen Phillips: 18.5
  • Zaven Collins: 23.5
  • Caleb Farley: 27.5
  • Eric Stokes: 37.5

First Off The Board

Wide Receiver

  • Ja’Marr Chase: -1500
  • Jaylen Waddle: +850
  • Devonta Smith: +1300
  • Rashod Bateman: +9500
  • Kadarius Toney: +12000

Running Back

  • Najee Harris: -230
  • Travis Etienne: +185
  • Javonte Williams: +650
  • Kenneth Gainwell: +1500
  • Michael Carter: +1900
  • Trey Sermon: +2500

Offensive Line

  • Penei Sewell: -390
  • Rashawn Slater: +250
  • Alijah Vera-Tucker: +2600
  • Christian Darrisaw: +2600

Safety

  • Trevon Moehrig-Woodard: -400
  • Jevon Holland: +550
  • Richie Grant: +550
  • Caden Sterns: +3100

Cornerback

  • Patrick Surtain II: -300
  • Jaycee Horn: +170
  • Caleb Farley: +2400
  • Greg Newsome II: +3100
  • Asante Samuel Jr.: +3400

Defensive Line

  • Kwity Paye: -115
  • Jaelan Phillips: +115
  • Christian Barmore: +500
  • Gregory Rousseau: +1500

Round 1 Totals

  • Offensive Players: 18.5
  • Defensive Players: 13.5
  • Quarterbacks: 5.5
  • Wide Receivers: 4.5
  • Tight Ends: 1.5
  • Offensive Linemen: 6.5
  • Cornerbacks: 5.5
  • Safeties: 0.5

Match Bets

First To Be Taken

  • Jaylen Waddle (-225) vs. Devonta Smith (+172)
  • Patrick Surtain II (-230) vs. Micah Parsons (+175)
  • Trey Lance (-144) vs. Justin Fields (+114)
  • Rashod Bateman (-176) vs. Kadarius Toney (+136)
  • Ja’Marr Chase (-235) vs. Penei Sewell (+180)

Team’s First Pick

New York Giants

  • Devonta Smith: +230
  • Kwity Paye: +500
  • Micah Parsons: +500
  • Rashawn Slater: +500
  • Jaylen Waddle: +650
  • Jaycee Horn: +700
  • Patrick Surtain II: +800
  • Jaelan Phillips: +900
  • Alijah Vera-Tucker: +1600

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Jaycee Horn: +280
  • Devonta Smith: +430
  • Jaylen Waddle: +430
  • Patrick Surtain II: +470
  • Kwity Paye: +500
  • Rashawn Slater: +1000
  • Micah Parsons: +1100
  • Alijah Vera-Tucker: +1200
  • Caleb Farley: +1400

Denver Broncos

  • Rashawn Slater: +250
  • Micah Parsons: +360
  • Jaycee Horn: +600
  • Justin Fields: +650
  • Penei Sewell: +650
  • Patrick Surtain II: +750
  • Trey Lance: +900
  • Zaven Collins: +1100
  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah: +1500

Position of Team’s First Pick

Baltimore Ravens

  • WR: +170
  • DL: +370
  • OL: +380
  • LB: +380
  • S: +850
  • CB: +950
  • TE: +4900

Carolina Panthers

  • OL: +170
  • CB: +210
  • QB: +250
  • WR: +650
  • LB: +950
  • DL: +2400

Chicago Bears

  • OL: +170
  • WR: +270
  • CB: +380
  • QB: +380
  • DL: +1900
  • LB: +1900

Dallas Cowboys

  • OL: +170
  • LB: +250
  • QB: +340
  • CB: +500
  • WR: +1500
  • DL: +1900

Green Bay Packers

  • OL: +145
  • DL: +260
  • CB: +500
  • LB: +600
  • WR: +750
  • S: +2400

New England Patriots

  • QB: +105
  • LB: +290
  • CB: +550
  • WR: +650
  • DL: +950
  • OL: +1400

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • RB: +100
  • OL: +230
  • CB: +600
  • LB: +1900
  • QB: +1900

NFL Draft 2021 Prop Picks and Predictions

Underdog Predictions

First Four Taken: Lawrence, Wilson, Fields, Lance (+1600)

No. 3 Overall Pick: Justin Fields (+500)

Match Bet: Penei Sewell (+180) before Ja’Marr Chase

Favorite Picks

First RB Drafted: Najee Harris (-230)

Rashawn Slater Top-10 Pick: Yes (-155)

Baltimore’s Top Pick Position: Wide Receiver (+170)