Virtual Reality: Thursday’s TV-Only NFL Draft Features Mostly Remote Participants

The NFL Draft begins this Thursday evening at 8 PM on ESPN, ABC, and NFL Network, and will bring with it a breath of fresh air for viewers and sports bettors alike who are starved for live action.

This weekend’s draft picks will not walk out on a stage and shake NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s hand. Instead, the Washington Post is reporting that a majority of the draft picks and announcers will participate remotely via live video conferencing technologies.

What that will look like exactly is anyone’s guess, but with the entire country stuck at home for the duration of the COVID-19 quarantine, many have become accustomed to home-based broadcasts on television.

Top-rated sportsbook MyBookie has unveiled a torrent of NFL betting options for this weekend’s draft, and the odds indicate some interesting developments regarding a few players predicted to come off the board in the first few picks of the opening round.

NFL Draft Prop Bets

Odds provided by MyBookie.

Individual Player Odds

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagoavailoa has been the focus of scouts and fans of NFL draft betting alike. What’s fascinating about him is his high ceiling combined with his basement-level floor. Because the Coronavirus has kept NFL teams from attending player workouts, no one can get an accurate look at Tagoavailoa’s hip and get a gauge on how it is recovering from an injury he received during his junior year.

A few anonymous scouts have reported that Tua is entirely off the draft board for as many as three NFL teams due to concerns over his hip injury. At the same time, the odds are identical for him to be selected third by the Detroit Lions and to be selected fifth by the Miami Dolphins.

Unless the Lions make a major decision regarding incumbent starter at quarterback, Matthew Stafford, the odds appear to suggest that the Lions could trade the pick to another team who would then select Tua. If he falls beyond the sixth overall pick, then he has the potential to drop until much later in the first round. There have been whispers of the Dolphins now favoring Oregon QB Justin Herbert. We’ll all have to tune in Thursday night to see what happens.

When Will Tua Tagaovailoa Be Drafted

  • 5th Pick +200
  • 3rd Pick +200
  • Field (Any Other Pick) +200
  • 6th Pick +300
  • 2nd Pick +700
  • 4th Pick +1000

When Will Chase Young Be Drafted?

  • Over 2.5 Pick +400
  • Under 2.5 Pick -600

When Will Jalen Hurts Be Drafted

  • Round 2 -140
  • Round 3 +150
  • Round 4 – 7 +450
  • Round 1 +500

Who Will Be The 2nd QB Drafted

  • Tua Tagovaiola -130
  • Justin Herbert -130
  • Jordan Love +2800
  • Field +3000

Who Will Be The 3rd QB Drafted

  • Justin Herbert -150
  • Jordan Love +400
  • Tua Tagovaiola +105
  • Jacob Eason +5000
  • Field +4500

Who Will Be The 3rd Overall Pick

  • Jeffrey Okudah -125
  • Tua Tagovaiola +165
  • Chase Young +650
  • Isaiah Simmons +650
  • Field +500

First Running Back Drafted

  • D Andre Swift -225
  • Jonathan Taylor +130
  • Jk Dobbins +700
  • Field +1000

First Wide Receiver Drafted

  • Ceedee Lamb +105
  • Jerry Jeudy -130
  • Henry Ruggs +225
  • Field +3500

First Offensive Lineman Drafted

  • Tristan Wirfs -170
  • Mekhi Becton +300
  • Jedrick Wills +200
  • Andrew Thomas +550
  • Field +5000

More 1st Round Picks

  • Offensive Players -300
  • Defensive Players +200

When Will Justin Herbert Be Drafted

  • Over 5.5 Pick -125
  • Under 5.5 Pick -115

When Will Isaiah Simmons Be Drafted

  • Over 6.5 Pick +125
  • Under 6.5 Pick -165

When Will Ceedee Lamb Be Drafted

  • Over 12.5 Pick +125
  • Under 12.5 Pick -165

When Will Jeff Okudah Be Drafted

  • Over 4.5 Pick -105
  • Under 4.5 Pick -135

College Football Team Odds

The record for most first-round selections from a college in a single year is held by the University of Miami when six of their players were among the top 32 picks in the 2004 draft. Alabama and LSU feature odds that position them within striking distance of that record. Although Alabama would seem more likely to accomplish a record-tying 6 first-round selections, a different betting line suggests that LSU is the favorite to have more selected among the first 32 players.

Total Alabama Players Drafted In Round 1

  • Over 5.5 -110
  • Under 5.5 -130

Total Auburn Players Drafted In Round 1

  • Over 1.5 +185
  • Under 1.5 -280

Total Clemson Players Drafted In Round 1

  • Over 1.5 -500
  • Under 1.5 +350

Total Georgia Players Drafted In Round 1

  • Over 1.5 -225
  • Under 1.5 +160

Total LSU Players Drafted In Round 1

  • Over 5.5 +280
  • Under 5.5 -380

Total Ohio St Players Drafted In Round 1

  • Over 2.5 +325
  • Under 2.5 -550

More 1st Round Picks

  • LSU Players -150
  • Alabama Players +110

More 1st Round Picks

  • Clemson Players -175
  • Oklahoma Players +135

More 1st Round Picks

  • Auburn Players -135
  • Georgia Players -105

NFL Team-Based Odds

An NFL prop bet similar to the one below is offered for each of the NFL’s 32 teams, with the odds being the only difference. Bettors familiar with the rosters and the needs of an individual team have an extreme advantage on these betting lines, but the later the pick is in the draft, the tougher it is to determine what specific players will remain available to each team.

Arizona Cardinals – Teams 1st Selection (Any Round)

  • Offensive Player -450
  • Defensive Player +280

College Football Conference Odds

Total Big 10 Players Drafted In Round 1

  • Over 5.5 -165
  • Under 5.5 +125

Total Big 12 Players Drafted In Round 1

  • Over 3.5 -110
  • Under 3.5 -120

Total PAC 12 Players Drafted In Round 1

  • Over 2.5 +150
  • Under 2.5 -200

Total SEC Players Drafted In Round 1

  • Over 15.5 +115
  • Under 15.5 -145

More 1st Round Picks

  • Big 10 Players -180
  • Alabama Players +140

More 1st Round Picks

  • ACC Players -120
  • PAC 12 Players -120

Football Position Related Odds

Total QB’s Drafted In 1st Rd

  • Over 4 -210
  • Under 4 +155

Total RB’s Drafted In 1st Rd

  • Over 1.5 +350
  • Under 1.5 -600

Total WR’s Drafted In 1st Rd

  • Over 5.5 -250
  • Under 5.5 +170

Total Defensive Backs Drafted In 1st Rd

  • Over 6.5 +170
  • Under 6.5 -210

Total Linebackers Drafted In 1st Rd

  • Over 3.5 -120
  • Under 3.5 -120

Total Defensive Players Drafted In 1st Rd

  • Over 15..5 +120
  • Under 15.5 -160

Total Offensive Players Drafted In 1st Rd

  • Over 16.5 -160
  • Under 16.5 +120

What Position Will Be Mr. Irrelevant (Last Pick)

  • Offense -120
  • Defense -120

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