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2023 NFL Draft No. 1 Pick: C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young, Will Anderson Jr. Lead Early Betting Odds

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The recent quarterback class wasn’t sexy enough for a team to pounce at No. 1 overall, but will a gunslinger be the top pick in the 2023 NFL Draft?

Five of the top eight betting choices for top pick at DraftKings are under center, including household names like Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and Alabama’s Bryce Young.

Crimson Tide outside linebacker Will Anderson Jr., meanwhile, is the consensus favorite among the defenders.

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2023 NFL Draft No. 1 Pick Odds 

Player Pos./Team Odds
CJ Stroud QB, Ohio State +200
Bryce Young QB, Alabama +225
Will Anderson Jr. LB, Alabama +330
Paris Johnson OT, Ohio State +1000
Phil Jurkovec QB, Boston College +1500
Jaxson Smith-Njigba WR, Ohio State +1500
Tyler Van Dyke QB, Miami +1800
Spencer Rattler QB, South Carolina +2000
Bryan Bresee DT, Clemson +2500
Eli Ricks CB, Alabama +3000
Will Levis QB, Kentucky +3500
Jalen Carter DT, Georgia +3500
Jaren Hall QB, BYU +4000
Trenton Simpson DT, Clemson +4000
Hendon Hooker QB, Tennessee +4000
Nolan Smith LB, Georgia +4000
Justin Flowe LB, Oregon +4000
Malik Cunningham QB, Louisville +4000
Kedon Slovis QB, Pitt +5000
BJ Ojulari DE, LSU +5000
Kayshon Boutte WR, LSU +5000
Josh Downs WR, UNC +5000
Brennan Armstrong QB, Virginia +5000
Myles Murphy DE, Clemson +6000
Tanner McKee QB, Stanford +6000
D.J. Uiagalelei QB, Clemson +8000
Isaiah Foskey DE, Notre Dame +8000
Kelee Ringo CB, Georgia +8000
Ryan Hayes OT, Michigan +8000
Bijan Robinson RB, Texas +10000
JT Daniels QB, West Virginia +10000
Michael Mayer TE, Notre Dame +10000
Jahmyr Gibbs RB, Alabama +10000
Sam Hartman QB, Wake Forest +10000
Jordan Addison WR, TBD +10000

Ohio State is well represented overall, featuring three of the top-six prospects.

Stroud and Jaxson Smith-Njigba left one of the more lasting impressions on the college football nation when they sliced through Utah’s defense like a knife through hot butter.

CJ STROUD WITH A DIME TO JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA 🔥

Ohio State (-4.5) 📈pic.twitter.com/MSSyCIaigv

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 2, 2022

Phil Jurkovec and Will Levis are a couple quarterbacks who don’t attract much national attention, but both put up solid numbers under the radar and possess good tools.

Jurkovec was hurt a majority of the 2021, and in turn, the Boston College offense flat-out stunk. He’s big (6-5), has a brief stop at Notre Dame on his resume and looked solid in 2020 when he posted 17 touchdowns against five picks.

Levis, meanwhile, morphed Kentucky’s offense into high gear in his first season as a transfer. The Wildcats averaged 32.7 points per game in 2021 – almost 11 more than when Levis arrived.

Bijan Robinson at +10000 is interesting. The talent’s there — his +1800 odds to win Heisman are the fourth-shortest — and he’ll test as one of the most elite athletes in the 2023 class next spring.

However, due to clubs passing up on running backs early in the NFL draft, the Texas star is playing behind the eight ball for No. 1 overall pick.

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