Our Experts’ Favorite NFL Combine Prop Bets: Nick Bosa’s Bench Press, Dwayne Haskins’ 40 Time, More
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- Our experts Matthew Freedman, Chris Raybon and Ian Hartitz break down their favorite 2019 NFL Combine prop bets.
- From number of bench press reps for Nick Bosa to Dwayne Haskins' 40-yard dash time, see their top six picks below.
Our staff has been making their picks for a plethora of 2019 NFL Combine prop bets in the run up to on-field workouts in Indianapolis. But below they outline their favorite of the bunch.
Let’s run through the weekend’s workout schedule before digging into the NUMBER of our favorite bets:
- Friday: Running backs, offensive linemen, kickers, special teams
- Saturday: Quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends
- Sunday: Defensive linemen, linebackers
- Monday: Defensive backs
Matthew Freedman: Will Someone Break the Broad Jump Combine Record?
- Over 12 feet 3 inches: +250
- 12 feet 3 inches or under: -400
The combine record for broad jump is 12 feet and 3 inches, set by cornerback Byron Jones in 2015.
Since Jones, safety Obi Melifonwu has come the closest to challenging the record with an 11-foot-9 leap in 2017, good for second in the combine standings.
A full six inches separate Jones from Melifonwu. That’s massive distance.
Only nine people over the past 13 years have come within 11 inches of Jones’ mark. For perspective: Jones is a bona fide three-sigma athlete. He’s incredibly special.
I will be shocked if anyone breaks this mark within the next few years.
I’d bet 12 feet 3 inches or under all the way to -1000.
THE PICK: 12 feet 3 inches or under (-400)
Freedman: Will Someone Break the Bench Press Combine Record?
- Over 49.5 reps: +325
- Under 49.5 reps: -550
Defensive tackle Stephen Paea set the combine record for the bench press with 49 reps in 2011. Before him, offensive lineman Mitch Petrus had the record with the 45 he put up in 2010.