2022 NFL Draft Props To Bet Now: Drake London to Falcons, Top 3 Picks, More First-Round Predictions
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- Exact order of top three picks. The eighth overall pick. Position over/unders.
- Scott Smith, one of the industry's most consistently accurate mock drafters, reveals his top 2022 NFL Draft props below.
- Find out why he likes Drake London to the Falcons, Malik Willis as the first quarterback selected, and more first-round betting predictions.
The NFL Draft has become one of the best gambling events of the year. And with sportsbooks offering more ways to bet on this event in 2022, below are five picks to help you take advantage of a soft market.
Note: All bets available at DraftKings as of Tuesday.
2022 NFL Draft Props
Exact Order of Top 3 Picks: Travon Walker, Aidan Hutchinson, Derek Stingley (+550)
Walker and Hutchinson are heavy favorites to be the top two picks. Stingley, however, is gaining steam as the No. 3 pick to Houston. While it is a longshot, there’s enough smoke coming from national media connected to the Texans to take advantage of the value here.
If you disagree and want to swap Stingley for Ahmad Gardner, that number sits at +600. Each line offers enough value that you could sprinkle cash on both.
Travon Walker No. 1 Overall / Malik Willis First QB Selected (+120)
As the draft market becomes more popular, sportsbooks are offering more ways to bet on it, and this parlay at DraftKings is offering great odds.
Walker has been riding a wave of momentum that has him positioned as the favorite to be the first overall pick selected at most sportsbooks. Willis, on the other hand, has been linked to the Steelers since the Senior Bowl. With no clear-cut top QB in this draft class, Willis having what is regarded as the highest upside as a prospect and a clear suitor in Pittsburgh gives this bet a good chance of cashing.
No. 8 Pick: Drake London (+400)
The Falcons are widely regarded to have the least-talented WR group in the NFL heading into draft day. While generating pressure on the QB is also a priority for Atlanta, it’s hard to see a scenario in which the Falcons don’t address the WR position early.
The choice would likely come down to Garrett Wilson vs. Drake London, and many mainstream media pundits have reported sources connecting head coach Arthur Smith to the more physical USC Standout in London.
An alternate way to bet on London is to take him to be the first WR taken at +250 odds.
Over 4.5 CBs Drafted In Round 1 (+120)
The financial landscape of the NFL is changing. In a league dominated by passing, wide receivers have been getting huge contracts. That has pushed cornerback into the discussion of premium positions as evidenced by Denzel Ward’s new contract.
With Ahmad Gardner, Derek Stingley and Trent McDuffie all entrenched as first-round selections, you need only two more to hit this over. Andrew Booth (24.5), Kaiir Elam (30.3) and Kyler Gordon (31.2) all have expected draft positions in range to make this happen.
Over 1.5 Safeties Drafted In Round 1 (-285)
Kyle Hamilton has been projected near the top 10 in most mocks throughout the offseason. It’s hard to envision a scenario in which he isn’t drafted in the first round. We would need only one more safety to be selected in order to cash this bet.
Daxton Hill has an expected draft position of 27.6 and Lewis Cine is charging up draft boards, both offering potential outs. While the profit margin on this bet is limited, taking an easy 30% increase on your bankroll is always a win.
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