2024 NFL Draft Odds, Betting Lines: J.C. Latham Surges to Favorite for No. 5 Pick

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Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Alabama offensive lineman JC Latham.

The Los Angeles Chargers own the No. 5 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and with new head coach Jim Harbaugh at the helm, there is plenty of intrigue surrounding their approach this year. Will they trade down? Will they play it safe? Will they make a huge splash?

Let's take a look at the 2024 NFL Draft odds for the No. 5 pick.

2024 NFL Draft Odds: Updated No. 5 Pick Betting Lines

Odds as of April 24 via BetMGM

PlayerOpening OddsCurrent Odds
J.C. Latham+1800+250
J.J. McCarthy+1200+300
Joe Alt+350+320
Malik Nabers+375+350
Marvin Harrison Jr.+900+350
Drake Maye+2500+1400
Rome Odunze+650+2500
Taliese Fuaga+1400+4000
Brock Bowers+650+5000
Jayden Daniels+1600+5000
Olumuyiwa Fashanu+2000+8000
Bo Nix+10000+8000
Michael Penix Jr.+10000+8000
Jared Verse+5000+15000

J.C. Latham +250

Latham has surged to become the favorite for the No. 5 pick in the NFL Draft. He opened at +1800 but was listed as low as +4000 on Monday. Things began to change as the week progressed with Latham moving to +1800 by Wednesday and +250 on Thursday.

J.J. McCarthy +300

The Michigan quarterback has been rocketing up draft boards in recent weeks and bettors have flocked to bet his odds. McCarthy went from +1200 to land at No. 5 with the Chargers at open to +300 putting him slightly ahead of the top two wide receivers on the board. According to BetMGM's data, McCarthy had the highest ticket percentage (26%) and handle percentage (32.5%) for the players listed on the board as of Monday.

Joe Alt +320

Alt is just ahead the dynamic wide receiver duo of Malik Nabers and Marvin Harrison Jr. on the odds board and had the second-highest handle percentage (22%) on the board entering the week.

Malik Nabers +350/Marvin Harrison Jr. +350

Nabers' odds have remained within a certain range since lines opened — he was +375 to start and +210 last week. Despite being the favorite for the majority of the time these lines have been available, Nabers had not been bet at a high rate entering the week compared to the other players listed (9.5% ticket percentage and 5.5% handle percentage).

Harrison is the favorite to be selected at No. 4 but he's third on the board for the No. 5 pick as well. Harrison had the second-highest ticket percentage (19.9%) among the players listed for the fifth pick entering the week.

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