2021 NFL Draft Odds & Round 1 Betting Picks For Jets, Eagles, More
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Senior betting analyst Chris Raybon runs through his favorite bets for Round 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft, which starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday night (watch on ABC/ESPN/NFL Network).
2021 NFL Draft Odds
Jets to Draft CB First (+500) at BetMGM
After trading two third-round picks (Nos. 66 and 86 overall) to the Vikings to move up to No. 14 and draft guard Alijah Vera-Tucker, the Jets are left with only one Day 2 pick: No. 34 overall.
While it’s always possible they trade down, as it stands, they would be forced to address their biggest need: Cornerback. There are two corners worthy of the pick: Florida State’s Asante Samuel Jr. and Georgia’s Tyson Campbell. The Jaguars are a heavy favorite to lead off Round 2 with a corner (-550 at BetMGM), which could force the Jets’ hand.
I would bet this down to +200.
Lions to Draft WR First (+100) DraftKings
The Lions need a wide receiver badly after passing on DeVonta Smith and selecting tackle Penei Sewell in the first round. Nearly every second-round mock I’ve seen has the Lions taking slot receiver Elijah Moore from Ole Miss, which is a great fit.
It’s also worth mentioning that new Lions head coach Dan Campbell has spent time as both a player and coach on the Saints and could prefer more of a big slot type after watching the Saints have success with the position, which could lead to the selection of LSU’s Terrace Marshall Jr.
Either way, it’s hard to imagine Detroit not coming out of the second round with a wide receiver. I’d bet this down to -200.
Falcons to Select DL First (+350) DraftKings, LB First (+1600) BetMGM
Ten of the last 11 coaching staffs new Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Pees has been a part of have spent at least one top-two pick on the front seven. Furthermore, new general manager Terry Fontenot was previously part of a Saints front office that took at least one front-seven player in four of the past six drafts.
The Falcons have a bigger need at defensive line, but there are a couple of intriguing linebackers who have slipped, including Notre Dame’s Jeremiah Owusu — ESPN’ best available player heading into Round 2.
I would bet D-line down to +200 and linebacker down to +400.
Eagles to Draft LB First (+300) DraftKings
The Eagles are thought to be eyeing cornerback here, but there’s a real possibility that Asante Samuel Jr. and Tyson Campbell are gone before they pick at 37th overall.
New Eagles defensive coordinator Justin Gannon was on a Colts staff that took linebackers in the second round in each of his first two years (Darius Leonard at No. 36 overall in 2018, Ben Banogu at No. 49 overall in 2019). I would bet this down to +150.
Trevon Moehrig First Safety Drafted (-550) FanDuel
Teams don’t always value the position highly in the draft, which explains Moehrig slipping to Round 2, but the TCU product is the best safety on the board on every big board you’ll see. I’d bet this up to -950.