The NFL Draft starts April 26th and presently, ESPN’s draft analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper are trending as highly as Necco Wafers, because of their continual, almost hourly updates.
On this day, we ventured over to Betonline to take a look at the various draft prop bets and look over the NFL odds and see if we should consider any NFL picks. We already know more than one team will completely screw up their quarterback selection and possibly more, but this year’s stable of running back picks appears more stable and we will look in that direction.
It is a given Saquon Barkley of Penn State will be the first running back chosen, unless Mike Ditka is back in some team’s draft room and screws everything up again. (Google – Ditka and Ricky Williams) But who will be the next pigskin-toter? Here are the latest odds.
Derrius Grice -500
Sony Michel +200
Nick Chubb +700
Ronald Jones +2000
Saquon Barkley +2500
Any Other RB +3300
Unfortunately, this particular prop wager does not hold a lot of appeal, because as the odds note, Grice is pretty much a sure thing to go right Barkley and everyone else is further down the line. However, just look ahead to next prop for more intrigue.
Draft Position – Derrius Grice
Over 32½ +150
Under 32½ -200
If you study the various team’s needs and consider what most of the paid draft experts are thinking and hearing, this prop actually offers value. At this time, other than Barkley, the Steelers Le’Veon Bell and Arizona’s David Johnson, there is no other team looking to make a first round selection for a multi-dimensional back like Grice. This would make the OVER wager a rather solid bet. In terms of where the former LSU back would land, it would seem the right place would be New Jersey in the second round, where the New York Giants play their football games.