NFL Draft Odds, Prop Bets & Latest News: Which Conference Will Have Most First Round Picks?
Icon Sportswire/Getty. Pictured: Evan Neal drops into pass protection during the National Championship game.
If what oddsmakers are pricing is true, SEC fans are going to have a fun opening round of the NFL Draft.
The over/under for SEC players drafted in the first round of Thursday’s draft is listed at 10.5, per DraftKings. The sportsbook is even juicing the over, pricing that wager at -135 while you can snag the under 10.5 at +105.
It’s no wonder why the SEC is getting this much respect with some of the names that are on the board. Alabama tackle Evan Neal, Georgia Defensive End Travon Walker and a host of other Georgia standouts are among the players set to be snatched early.
As for other conferences, the Big 10 has the second-highest first round total, set at 6.5 (-120/-110). Michigan‘s Aidan Hutchinson has a chance to be the first pick of the draft, but he’s no longer the favorite. Star Ohio State receivers Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave are also likely to featured on day one.
Safety Daxton Hill and Penn State players Arnold Ebiketie and Jahan Dotson could be the ones that make or break this wager.
Over on the West Coast, the Pac-12’s line is set at 4.5. However, this number is heavily priced to the over, with that side of the total getting a -190 number.
Former No. 1 pick favorite Kayvon Thibodeaux will feature among a group of stacked defensive players.
The lone player at the top of the Pac-12 list who isn’t a defender comes with Drake London, a receiver who is listed at +250 to be the first one taken off the board.
Back on the East, the ACC rounds things out with a 4.5 number that is priced in a much more tolerable manner. The over/under in this case is listed at -135 for the over and +105 for the under.
Kenny Pickett and Sam Howell are two highly touted quarterbacks out of the Atlantic Coast, but they’re not the highest graded players in the conference’s pool of talent.
That title would belong to Ikem Ekwonu and Jermaine Johnson II, two defensive stars.