The 2020 NFL Draft is the deepest in years. Joe Burrow is the heavy favorite to be drafted first followed by Chase Young. After that its anybody’s guess. Keep reading for 2020 NFL Draft the betting odds on who will be picked based on their position.
NFL Draft Odds By Position
Who Will Be The Second QB Drafted?
- Tua Tagovailoa -130
- Justin Herbert +100
- Jordan Love +3600
- None of the Above +5500
Former LSU star Joe Burrow is a lock to be the first player – and quarterback – selected in the upcoming 2020 NFL draft. However, it wasn’t that long ago that former Alabama signal-caller Tua Tagovailoa was considered a ‘lock’ to be the first overall player picked. Truth be told…were in not for the unnecessary hip injury he suffered late last season, Tagovailoa would still likely be the top pick in this year’s draft. No matter, Tagovailoa is still almost universally expected to be the second quarterback to be picked in the 2020 draft, although the buzz surrounding former Oregon star Justin Herbert is real and legitimate after he showed out at the Senior Bowl and the NFL combine.
While recent reports say Miami is now hooked on Herbert with the fifth overall pick, I’m expecting either, the LA Chargers or Jacksonville Jaguars, first and foremost to go after Detroit’s third overall pick in order to land Tagovailoa. Of course, it’s possible Miami could grab Herbert and No. 5 and the Bolts could just wait to land Tua at No. 6, but I suspect one team at the very least will look to move up past the Dolphins to get Tagovailoa as the second quarterback off the board.
Who Will Be The Third QB Drafted?
- Justin Herbert -130
- Tua Tagovailoa +145
- Jordan Love +930
- Jacob Eason +6350
- None of the Above +30000
This wager is pretty simple. If you believe recent reports that say Tua Tagovailoa could fall in the draft because of injury concerns, then you should probably pick the former Alabama gunslinger to be the third quarterback picked in this year’s draft. Tagovailoa is a gifted thrower from the pocket and he possesses the mobility required out of quarterbacks in today’s NFL. However, if you think some team will look past his history with injuries to try to leap-frog Miami at No. 5 in order to land Tagovailoa, then you should pick him to be the second quarterback taken while Herbert will be the third QB taken by the Fins at No. 5 after the classic pocket passer threw for 10,541 yards with 95 TD passes in 43 career starts at Oregon.
Who Will Be The First Running Back Drafted?
- D’Andre Swift -245
- Jonathan Taylor +270
- J.K. Dobbins +1040
- None of the Above +2725
While I personally believe that former Wisconsin star Jonathan Taylor is a generational talent and his three seasons of rushing for at least 1,977 yards certainly backs that up, by all accounts, former Georgia running back D’Andre Swift will be the first running back taken in this year’s draft after rushing for 1,218 yards and 24 touchdowns for the Bulldogs last season and 2,885 yards the last two seasons combined. Former Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins is expected to go in the second round.
Who Will Be The First Wide Receiver Drafted?
- CeeDee Lamb -110
- Jerry Jeudy -125
- Henry Ruggs III +320
- None of the Above +6600
This wager is undeniably the toughest ’first to be picked’ NFL draft odds prediction. Early on this offseason, former Alabama star Jerry Jeudy was largely expected to be the first wide receiver taken in this year’s draft. Jeudy. Who excels at route running, caught 145 passes for 2,478 yards and 24 touchdowns the last two seasons combined. Now, though, many draft pundits believe former Oklahoma standout CeeDee Lamb will be the first receiver taken. The highlight-reel playmaker hauled in 127 passes for 2,485 yards and 25 touchdowns the last two seasons combined. Lamb and Jeudy are expected to both be picked right around No. 11, 12 or 13, to the Jets, Raiders and 49ers. This one is going to be a close call, even though I thought CeeDee Lamb was by far, the best wide receiver in college football last season.
Who Will Be The First Offensive Lineman Drafted?
- Tristan Wirfs -140
- Mekhi Becton +423
- Jedrick Wills +190
- Andrew Thomas +700
- None of the Above +4500
While I just said the race to be the first wide receiver taken was going to be the closest call, picking the first offensive lineman taken is nearly as difficult. Most NFL observers expect former Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs to be the first o-lineman taken and it’s easy to see why. Not only is Wirffs a mountain of a man at 6-5 and 322 pounds, but he’s also one of the most athletic offensive linemen anyone has ever seen and I do mean ever! Wirfs recorded a stunning 4.85 in the 40-yard dash that was better than Sam Darnold’s and Baker Mayfield’s. He also posted a 36.5-inch vertical jump, which is a modern record among offensive linemen. Last, but not least, he recorded a 10-foot-1 broad jump, which ties the all-time mark for an offensive lineman.
Then, there’s former Louisville tackle Mekhi Becton, the largest player in this year’s draft. Despite standing almost 6-8 and weighing 364 pounds, the first All-Team ACC performer recorded a 40 time of 5.10 seconds, which is considered good for an averaged size o-lineman. Last, but not least, there’s former Alabama offensive lineman Jedrick Wills Jr. The 6-5, 320-pound tackle has risen up the boards steadily and now, many believe he will be the second offensive lineman taken, ahead of Becton. Still, this one is Tristan Wirf’s to lose!
Who Will Be The First Safety Drafted?
- Xavier McKinney -400
- Grant Delpit +270
- Jeremy Chinn +950
- Antoine Winfield Jr +1375
- None of the Above +3000
The first safety drafted wager is another easy one, which is why former Alabama star Xavier McKinney is such a huge favorite. The 6-1, 200-pounder can cover receivers coming in his area or lay the big stick on opposing runners. He’s expected to be picked, possibly by Dallas at No. 17 or Miami at No. 18. He’s also the only safety expected to be picked in the opening round with former LSU star Grant Delpit expected to go early in the second round.