Which college will have the most first-round NFL draft picks is the final yardstick each program will measure itself before the start of the upcoming season. Keep reading for the Over-Under odds on the number of first-round picks from each of the top college football programs in the nation.
NFL Draft Over-Under Odds By College
Alabama Crimson Tide
- O 5½ +115
- U 5½ -145
The most players ever selected in the first round of the NFL Draft from Alabama – or any other SEC school – is four.
The perennially-powerful Crimson Tide had four players go in the first round in 2011, 2012, 2017 and 2018. This year, southpaw gunslinger Tua Tagovailoa is almost certainly going to be a top-five pick after throwing for 7,442 yards with 87 TD passes and just 11 interceptions in 32 starts.
Joining Tagovailoa as a first-round selection will be 6-5, 305-pound tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. The hulking behemoth is expected to go inside the top 15 picks, possibly to Arizona or the New York Jets. Then, there’s wide receiver Jerry Jeudy. The 6-1, 192-pound expert route runner is expected to be either the first or second wide receiver selected in this year’s draft, possibly to Las Vegas, the Jets or San Francisco at No. 13 if he’s still on the board.
Super speedy wide receiver Henry Ruggs will be the next Alabama player taken in the first round and if he drops past 20, expect a few teams to try to trade up to land the speedy wide-out. The fourth and final Alabama player to be picked in the opening round is safety Xavier McKinney, a cerebral 6-1, 185-pound player that looks like a perfect fit in Dallas with the 17th overall selection.
- O 1½ +260
- U 1½ -350
When it comes to Auburn, monster interior defensive lineman and 2019 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, Derrick Brown will become the first Auburn player to go in the first round since 2014, when offensive tackle Greg Robinson went at No. 2 to the St. Louis Rams and defensive end Dee Ford went at No. 23 to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Then, there’s cornerback Noah Igbinoghene, a versatile player that is expected to go late in the first round, possibly to Frisco at No. 31. All-SEC and second-team All-American defensive end Marlon Davidson could also be one of the final players picked in the opening round, though only one Auburn player is a first-round lock this year!
- O 1½ -260
- U 1½ +200
If you haven’t seen 6-4, 230-pound sideline-to-sideline play-making linebacker Isaiah Simmons, then you missed seeing one of the best linebackers in recent memory this past season. He’s a lock to go inside the top 10, possibly to the Giants at No. 4 or Carolina at No. 7. Fleet-footed Tigers wide receiver Tee Higgins is also widely expected to go somewhere in the first round, possibly to receiver-needy Green Bay with the 30th overall selection. Last, but not least, cornerback A.J. Terrell could also go off the board in the opening round, possibly to New Orleans at No. 24 or Frisco at No. 31 to play opposite of veteran Richard Sherman.
- O 1½ -155
- U 1½ +125
Virtually every NFL expert and every mock draft have two Bulldogs going off the board in the first round. 6-5, 320-pound tackle Andrew Thomas could go to Tampa Bay at No. 14 to protect Tom Brady or possibly to Denver at No. 15, where their offensive line needs some serious upgrades. Then, there’s ‘swift’ running back D’Andre Swift, pardon the pun. Most experts believe the versatile running back will be the final pick of the opening round, to Super Bowl champion Kansas City.
- O 5½ +270
- U 5½ -360
Quarterback Joe Burrow is a lock t go first overall to Cincinnati after throwing for 5,761 yards with a mind-boggling 60 touchdown passes this past season while leading LSU to the national championship. Then, there’s a trio of other Tigers players that will all go off the board in the first round. Wide receiver Justin Jefferson could go to Philadelphia at No. 21. the Birds could also go for linebacker Patrick Queen, who also looks like he could go to Baltimore with the 28th overall pick. The fourth and final LSU player to go in the opening round will be linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson who could go to Atlanta at No. 16 or possibly to Seattle with the 27th pick.
- O 2½ +425
- U 2½ -610
As far as Ohio State is concerned, it’s almost universally expected that the Buckeyes will have just two players picked in the opening round of this year’s draft. However, both, look like top five selections. First, there’s superstar defensive end
Chase Young. The 6-5, 265-pound mountain of a man is mobile, agile and hostile and is widely regarded as the best overall player in the draft. He’ll almost surely go to Washington with the second overall pick. Then, there’s 6-1, 200-pound cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, a player that has height, speed, range, and uncanny cover skills.
- O 2 -150
- U 2 +120
I know there was a polarizing debate until recently, over whether Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy or Oklahoma speedster CeeDee Lamb should be the first wide receiver taken in this draft, but now, the consensus is largely leaning toward Lamb, the guy I believe is the best wide receiver in this year’s draft. Lamb hauled in 62 passes this past season for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging a nation’s best 21.4 yards per catch. Lamb could win up with either the Jets, Raiders or 49ers with the 11th, 12th, and 13th picks respectively. Former 6-2, 234-pound Sooners linebacker Kenneth Murray could go to Jacksonville and No. 20, Philly at No. 21 or New Orleans at No. 24.