NFL Draft Prop Bets – Odds on Exact Playing Position of Each Team’s First Pick

  • There are NFL Draft props on offer asking for the exact position of the first player chosen for each of the 32 teams
  • Another prop asks whether a team will select an offensive or defensive player with their first selection
  • The NFL Draft gets underway at 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 29th

Is it getting drafty around here? Why yes it is.

Time is fast running out for mocking of the NFL Draft. Soon, the picks will be made and the mysteries will be solved. Thursday, April 29th, draft day, is upon us.

That doesn’t mean that there isn’t still some money to be made via NFL Draft prop wagering. There are props asking the exact positon of the first player chosen by each of the league’s member teams.

That wager can even be simplified through another prop that requires bettors to select which side of the ball a team’s first selection will be playing, offense or defense.

The first three selections of the 2021 NFL Draft are virtually a given in the NFL Draft odds. The Jacksonville Jaguars will select Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence. In the second slot, the New York Jets will tab BYU QB Zach Wilson. Then the San Francisco 49ers will also select a QB at #3, the only question being which one will they take?

Due to the certainty of these picks, the wagers in both of these props for these three teams relate to the second player they draft.

The first round of the NFL Draft gets underway at 8:00 pm ET. Tune in to ESPN to watch all the selections.

All odds are courtesy DraftKings.

Odds on Exact Postion of First Player Drafted by Every NFL Team

Team Cornerback Defensive Lineman Linebacker Offensive Lineman Quarterback Running Back Safety Tight End Wide Receiver
Arizona Cardinals +200 +1100 +500 +700 +10000 +500 +5000 +5000 +200
Atlanta Falcons +2500 +5000 +5000 +1600 +300 +5000 +10000 -305 +1000
Baltimore Ravens +700 +400 +350 +450 +10000 +5000 +700 +2500 +200
Buffalo Bills +325 +400 +600 +700 +10000 +200 +2000 +3300 +700
Carolina Panthers +300 +2500 +1200 +150 +200 +10000 +10000 +1600 +1100
Chicago Bears +325 +1600 +1800 +180 +400 +2500 +4000 +5000 +275
Cincinnati Bengals +3300 +5000 +5000 +175 +10000 +10000 +10000 +600 -225
Cleveland Browns +275 +250 +250 +800 +6600 +6600 +1400 +4000 +450
Dallas Cowboys -250 +700 +1000 +500 +10000 +10000 +5000 +1100 +3300
Denver Broncos +400 +2000 +250 +200 +250 +6600 +6600 +3300 +2000
Detroit Lions +700 +2000 +700 +300 +400 +8000 +8000 +1600 +140
Green Bay Packers +400 +700 +700 +250 +10000 +4000 +1800 +3300 +150
Houston Texans +400 +500 +800 +400 +600 +2000 +1000 +1100 +400
Indianapolis Colts +600 +200 +1000 +130 +5000 +5000 +2200 +4000 +600
Kansas City Chiefs +400 +500 +500 +350 +5000 +3300 +1600 +1600 +200
Las Vegas Raiders +700 +450 +225 +180 +1000 +5000 +1000 +5000 +1600
Los Angeles Chargers +400 +1000 +1400 -182 +10000 +5000 +2500 +4000 +550
Los Angeles Rams +450 +500 +450 +220 +3300 +1600 +1100 +900 +600
Miami Dolphins +3300 +3000 +3000 +300 +3300 +5000 +6600 +275 -150
Minnesota Vikings +500 +175 +1800 +110 +2500 +6600 +2000 +5000 +1400
New England Patriots +600 +1200 +300 +1400 +125 +5000 +2500 +8000 +400
New Orleans Saints +200 +350 +600 +1000 +1000 +3300 +1000 +3300 +350
New York Giants +500 +400 +500 +300 +5000 +8000 +5000 +2500 +160
Philadelphia Eagles +150 +1000 +1100 +600 +1000 +6600 +5000 +2500 +170
Pittsburgh Steelers +550 +2000 +1400 +250 +2500 -125 +3300 +3300 +2500
Seattle Seahawks +225 +600 +800 +300 +1100 +1400 +1100 +1200 +800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600 +200 +600 +450 +2200 +550 +900 +3300 +700
Tennessee Titans +210 +550 +600 +400 +6600 +6600 +800 +2500 +255
Washington Football Team +1200 +3300 +175 +175 +450 +2000 +1300 +5000 +900
Jacksonville Jaguars* +700 +400 +1200 +400 +10000 +700 +400 +600 +450
New York Jets* +220 +500 +700 +400 +5000 +400 +1400 +2500 +800
San Francisco 49ers* +250 +800 +500 +200 +3300 +1200 +1100 +2500 +700

Odds as of April 29th. *Indicates wager relates to playing position of second player selected by the team

Cardinals Cornering the Market

One team that will supply you solid odds no matter which position you opt to play with your wager is the Arizona Cardinals. As a team that was on the bubble of playing postseason football a year ago, it’s vital that the Cards deal themselves a winning hand with their first pick in order to move closer to taking that next step.

Cornerback is the favored position to fill the slot when Arizona steps up to the draft podium. Even better, those favorite odds are a stellar +200.

This is definitely an area of need for the Cardinals. Both All-Pro Patrick Peterson and Dre Kirkpatrick have departed through free agency. While Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II is almost certain to be off the board when Arizona picks at #16, Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley and possibly South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn could both still be available. Expect one of them to slot in here.

There’s also a glaring need for a pass-catching tight end following the exit of Dan Arnold. However, Florida’s Kyle Pitts isn’t sliding to Arizona and there’s not another tight end worthy of selection this early.

  • Pick: Arizona Cardinals, cornerback (+200)

Bengals Won’t Play Bromance Card

The expectation when it comes to the Cincinnati Bengals is that they’re planning to get the band back together. In 2019, Bengals QB Joe Burrow led LSU to the national title, frequently connecting with wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.

The notion of reuniting these two studs in Bengals uniforms makes for great copy and it’s not a concept that’s lacking in merit. Undoubtedly, Chase is the top wideout among the class of 2021.

However, Cincy just can’t go there. First and foremost, a team has to protect its franchise QB. And the Bengals offensive line was dreadful in 2020.

After Burrow’s season-ending knee injury during his rookie campaign, an exclamation point was put behind this fact of life. The Bengals desperately need a left tackle and Oregon’s Penei Sewell fills that void. He’s the Outland Trophy winner and far and away the best O-line prospect in this draft year.

Burrow can’t get the ball to Chase, or anyone else for that matter if he’s lying on his back or idling on IL.

  • Pick: Cincinnati Bengals, offensive lineman (+175)

Odds on Playing Position of NFL Team’s First Drafted Player

Team Offense Defense
Arizona Cardinals +150 -190
Atlanta Falcons -1000 +600
Baltimore Ravens -112 -112
Buffalo Bills +145 -182
Carolina Panthers -278 +215
Chicago Bears -335 +245
Cincinnati Bengals -2500 +1000
Cleveland Browns +230 -305
Dallas Cowboys +295 -400
Denver Broncos -137 +110
Detroit Lions -305 +230
Green Bay Packers -150 +120
Houston Texans -134 +108
Indianapolis Colts -143 +115
Kansas City Chiefs -125 +101
Las Vegas Raiders +125 -158
Los Angeles Chargers -215 +165
Los Angeles Rams -118 -106
Miami Dolphins -1250 +675
Minnesota Vikings -108 -115
New England Patriots -200 +155
New Orleans Saints +140 -177
New York Giants -137 +110
Philadelphia Eagles -134 +108
Pittsburgh Steelers -375 +275
Seattle Seahawks -104 -121
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +133 -167
Tennessee Titans +125 -159
Washington Football Team -150 +120
Jacksonville Jaguars* +101 -125
New York Jets* +108 -134
San Francisco 49ers* -104 -121

*Indicates wager relates to playing position of second player selected by the team

Packers Are Unpredictable

If there’s one thing that this process taught everyone in 2020, it’s that the Green Bay Packers are the Forrest Gump of the NFL Draft. When they pick, you never know what they’re going to get.

Last year, they took QB Jordan Love with their first selection, even though their #1 QB Aaron Rodgers is the reigning NFL MVP. With their second pick, they opted for running back AJ Dillon, even though Aaron Jones was coming off a career year.

Logically, the Pack should be looking offense in the first round. They could perhaps go for a wideout like Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman or Florida’s Kadarius Toney. Grabbing Alabama center Landon Dickerson to replace the departed Corey Linsley also makes a lot of sense.

That being said, a lot of prominent mock drafts are slotting in Kentucky linebacker Jamin Davis to Green Bay at #29. When things went south for the Packers last season, atrocious linebacker play was a leading cause of their demise.

  • Pick: Green Bay Packers, defense (+120)

Vikings Add Beef

The Minnesota Vikings appear to be one of the teams in this year’s draft that even the experts remain uncertain about regarding their choice. It’s evident based on the betting odds for Minny’s first selection. Offense supplies a betting line of -108, while defense is sitting at -115.

While it’s not great value, offense is offering better value than defense. You should go that route.

This is a deep class for the O-line. Minnesota can choose from among a number of candidates to provide running back Dalvin Cook with another run blocker and quarterback Kirk Cousins with improved pass protection.

Possibilities to the Vikings at #14 include USC tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker, Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater, Virginia Tech tackle Christian Darrisaw and Oklahoma State tackle Teven Jenkins.

One concern the Vikes face is that both the New York Giants (#11) and Los Angeles Chargers (#13), who pick just ahead of Minnesota, are also expected to be in the market for offensive line upgrading.

  • Pick: Minnesota Vikings, offense (-108)

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