The 2022 NFL Draft is a little over a week away, and today we are looking at some of the best draft prop bets.
Now, I will confess that I am not the savviest gambler. However, I feel like I am in tune with some of this stuff.
So, today we will look at odds from both Bovada (which I have personally bet on) and Draft Kings (which I can’t bet on because the state of Alabama sucks).
BEST DRAFT PROP BETS
1ST OVERALL PICK (BOVADA)
IKEM EKWONU (+1400) OR EVAN NEAL (+1500)
If you, like myself, are not convinced that Aiden Hutchinson will be the top pick, well, these two players are the most likely to be the top pick. Hutchinson is down from -225 to -180. Walker is now down to +150. I spread a little cash on both (I also have Travon Walker at +325 and Ekwonu at +750 from a month ago).
1ST WR SELECTED (BOVADA)
CHRIS OLAVE (+1800)
A long shot (I bet it at +1400), but I have Olave as my WR1 in this class. So, I felt like putting my money where my mouth is. Drake London (+150) and Garrett Wilson (+135) also have favorable odds. Although, betting on London after getting no testing data may not be advisable.
GEORGE KARLAFTIS DRAFT POSITION OVER 16.5 (-190) – DRAFT KINGS
The payoff for this isn’t great, but Karlaftis appears to be on the verge of completely falling out of round one. At this point, getting drafted in the top 20 would be a shock, and this feels like easy money despite the low reward.
TOP 32 SELECTIONS – DRAFT KINGS
KAIIR ELAM (+135), KYLER GORDON (+150), LOGAN HALL (+130), PERRION WINFREY (+500)
I listed these four players because I feel that one of them could be selected by the Cincinnati Bengals at pick 31. Elam could go as high as the Top 20, so betting on him feels very safe. Winfrey has the longest odds, but someone may like that pass rush upside in round one.
FIRST ROUND SAFETIES, UNDER 1.5 (+200) – DRAFT KINGS
We know Kyle Hamilton is going in the first round (somewhere). What we don’t know is if Lewis Cine, Daxton Hill, or Jalen Pitre will be selected. If more than five WRs or a run of offensive linemen start happening, some position group has to suffer a number crunch.
TOTAL SEC PLAYERS IN ROUND ONE, UNDER 10.5 (+105)
I feel confident that a minimum of six players from the SEC will go in the first. Evan Neal, Charles Cross (OT/Miss State), Travon Walker, Derek Stingley (CB/LSU), Jameson Williams (WR/Alabama), and Jordan Davis (DL/Georgia) should all hear their names called. It gets trickier for players like Treylon Burks (WR/Arkansas), Kaiir Elam, Kenyon Green (G/Texas A&M), Roger McCreary (CB/Auburn), Nakobe Dean (LB/Georgia), George Pickens (WR/Georgia), and others.
As you can see, it is hard to be confident that five players from that group will be selected.
If you see any other prop bets you like, let us know on Twitter @DraftCountdown