3 Player Draft Specials: Team to Draft Player
As Draftkings Sportsbook continues to add player props you can now bet on landing spots of some of football’s future stars. This will discuss some of the best options available among those props.
Team to Draft Isaiah Simmons: Panthers (+225)
You may remember I was originally on Simmons to the Giants train and got that line at +350 before steam pushed it all the way up to even money. Then the hammer came down and reports are the Giants are taking on offensive lineman at four, likely Jedrick Wills. Simmons has an o/u of 6.5 with the juice on the over because if he doesn’t go to the Giants he seems destined to fall out of the top six. The reason his line isn’t 7.5 is the Panthers are a logical landing spot. They need an entire defense and not many players on planet earth offer Simmons's versatility to help in so many ways. The Panthers just lost Luke Keuchly to retirement and need a new star to run the show on defense. NBC Sports' Peter King reports the Panthers "love" Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons and man does that make sense. Once a decade type athletes don’t free fall often on draft day, especially past a team like the Panthers who have a strong need for his skill set. With the odds favoring him not going top six, the Panthers look like a good bet at +225.
Team to Draft Tristan Wirfs: Cardinals (+275)
The kind of athlete Wirfs is very rare. He finished 99th percentile in both the vertical and broad jump with a 98th percentile 40-yard dash per mockdraftable.com. He is either the first or second tackle on most experts boards and teams should be desperate to get their hands on him. With Wills likely going fourth, assuming the Dolphins and Chargers who are -835 and -400 respectively to take a QB don’t go offensive tackle, and the Panthers look elsewhere after trading for Okung, the Cardinals make too much sense. They are -200 to take a tackle, Wirfs o/u is -152 to go top eight, and his athleticism fits their uptempo scheme perfectly. This is a match made in heaven and at +275 is worth laying action on.
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Team to Draft Jeffrey Okudah: Lions (-110)
This feels like chalk and there are other ways to bet this with more value, like Okduah as the third overall pick at +100. However, there are scenarios where the Lions trade down to five or six and grab Okduah there, so if you want more safety in your bet, pay the juice and trust he is the Lions guy. On NFL mock draft database, Okudah is mocked to the Lions 75% of the time. He fits a need as the Lions are -400 to select a corner with their first pick, and it's hard to find any analyst who doesn’t think they are locked in on finding a way to add Okudah to the roster.
|Team to Draft Isaiah Simmons||Panthers||+225||0.35||+200||Bet Now!|
|Team to Draft Tristan Wirfs||Cardinals||+275||0.30||+250||Bet Now!|
|Team to Draft Jeffrey Okudah||Lions||-110||1.55||-180||Bet Now!|
Note: All advice in this article is based on odds available on the date of publishing.