Ohio State NFL Draft Breakdown: Prop Bets for Buckeye Prospects, Including Chris Olave & Garrett Wilson
Gaelen Morse/Getty Images. Pictured:Garrett Wilson.
- It wouldn't be an NFL Draft if some Ohio State players weren't selected.
- The Buckeyes have two wide receivers projected to go in the first round in Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson.
- Matt Wispe breaks down how to bet props for both Buckeyes below.
The NFL Draft is already a major event, and like most major sporting events, there’s no better time to make a bet. As a college football fan, this is the most appropriate way to send players off to the next step of their careers.
Ohio State has two players projected to go in the first round of the NFL Draft, which opens up a few betting opportunities.
So, let’s take a look at some of the best prop bets for the Buckeye wide receivers.
Garrett Wilson NFL Draft Props
Consensus mock drafts have Wilson’s expected draft position at 10.4 as the top wide receiver selected, according to Grinding the Mocks. This would correlate with the New York Jets’ second selection.
The Panthers and Jets, who both hold picks within the top 10, have hosted Wilson. Additionally, Washington has hosted Wilson from the 11th spot.
If there’s a trade up into the top 10, there’s a strong chance it’s to move up for the top WR. And it’s this chaos potential that points toward the over on this draft position prop.
Pick: Garrett Wilson Over 9.5 (-110 at BetMGM)
Using the same logic, there’s potentially still value in the first WR selected prop.
There’s likely some extra value taking Drake London or Jameson Williams at +250 or better, but if you’re going to take Wilson, shop around for the best price.
Chris Olave NFL Draft Props
The consensus mock draft data has Olave’s expected draft position at 18.6. Rounding up to 19, this would correlate to New Orleans Saints’ second pick.
The mock drafts saw Olave’s expected draft position climb following the combine, but it topped out around No. 16.
The Eagles have hosted Olave, and there’s been smoke connecting Olave to Philadelphia in recent weeks. The Eagles appear to be the only real hope for the over, but at -205, there’s very little value on the under.
Pick: Small Play on Over 16.5 (+152 at FanDuel)