NFL Draft Betting Guide & Cheat Sheet

Apr 15, 2020
NFL Draft Betting Guide & Cheat Sheet

The NFL Draft is right around the corner! As the only big-time sporting event in the near future, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering tons of props that are ripe for the picking. The team at 4for4 has been breaking down our favorite bets of the bunch and utilizing different methods of analysis to find an edge.

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Before diving into our picks that we have already written up, it’s important to understand this draft class. There are four quarterbacks likely to go in the first round: LSU QB Joe Burrow, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, Oregon QB Justin Herbert and Utah State QB Jordan Love. The top of the draft will be shaped by where these quarterbacks are selected. The Bengals have the first overall pick and are essentially locked in on Burrow. The Redskins are very likely to pick Ohio State DE Chase Young at No. 2 barring a massive trade package from either Miami or the Los Angeles Chargers. After pick No. 2, the draft truly starts. The Lions sit at pick No. 3 and apparently love Ohio State CB Jeffery Okudah. It makes a lot of sense after the team lost Darius Slay in free agency. Okudah is a talented corner that in some draft classes would be considered the No. 1 overall prospect. The way I’m framing this makes it seem like he is a guarantee to go No. 3 but It’s very likely the Lions will consider a trade-down and will still be able to grab Okudah at No. 5 or 6.


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Both the Dolphins (Pick No. 5) and Chargers (Pick No. 6) are eyeing a quarterback of the future and are incentivized to trade up higher than the other to lock-in their signal-caller of choice. For the past few months, it’s been widely known that the Dolphins are interested in Tagovailoa but lately, multiple sources are reporting that he failed two physicals of teams in the top-10. There is a drum-beat of reports from legitimate NFL sources that Tua’s slide may be legitimate and that some teams now may prefer Herbert. On the other hand, Tua posted a virtual pro-day that was impressive. Are the Dolphins creating smoke so that they force the Chargers to unnecessarily trade up and grab Herbert at No. 3 or do they actually prefer Herbert? There are still a lot of questions that remain to be answered and we likely won’t know until right before the draft.

The issue with a trade-up at No. 3 is that it likely won’t be executed until draft day. Imagine if the Chargers traded up to No. 3 right now. The Dolphins could hypothetically then go ahead and offer multiple first-round picks to the Redskins to then jump the Chargers. That means the Chargers would have then just wasted precious draft capital for no reason. This is one of the main reasons that speculating on the NFL Draft is so fun and interesting. More definitive reports will surely come out in the next week or so but even then, we might not have our answer on what happens until draft day. This makes it difficult to project Picks No. 3–6 and could potentially have an even bigger impact on the entire draft if Tua experiences an Aaron Rodgers-like draft day slide out of the top-10. Do the Patriots or Saints make a move up the board to try and grab their quarterback of the future at that point? So many interesting scenarios could play out come April 23rd.

Ryan Noonan and I will be going in-depth with Evan Silva on our favorite draft props in the coming week in our first 2020 episode of Move The Line! Subscribe here to make sure you don’t miss out.

We’ve put together a cheat sheet going through our favorite bets of the draft and have a link to the in-depth analysis for each pick:

Note: All advice in this article is based on odds available on the date that the respective article was published.

2020 NFL Draft Odds & Picks

Prop Pick Odds Limit Article
First Defensive Player Drafted Jeffrey Okudah +600 +350 Read More
Exact Outcome of the First 3 Overall Picks Burrow-Tagovailoa-Okudah +1100 +800 Read More
Team to Draft Chase Young NY Giants +1400 +1000 Read More
NY Giants 1st Pick Chase Young +1100 +1100 Read More
Second Defensive Player Drafted Isaiah Simmons +175 +120 Read More
Alabama Players Drafted in the First Round Over 5.5 -103 -103 Read More
Josh Jones Draft Position Under 28.5 -125 -140 Read More
Cole Kmet Draft Position Over 44.5 -137 -150 Read More
K'Lavon Chaisson Draft Position Under 16.5 +100 -120 Read More
Jacob Eason Draft Position Over 47.5 -118 -200 Read More
Jake Fromm Draft Position Over 60.5 -110 -150 Read More
Total Running Backs Drafted in the First Round Under 0.5 +235 +150 Read More
D'Andre Swift Draft Position Over 26.5 -167 -110 Read More
Player to be Drafted First Jalen Hurts Before Jake Fromm +130 -110 Read More
Player to be Drafted First Josh Jones Before Austin Jackson +104 -110 Read More
Player to be Drafted First Kenneth Murray Before Patrick Queen -125 -125 Read More
Jordan Love Draft Position Over 19.5 -125 -150 Read More
CeeDee Lamb Draft Position Under 13.5 -150 -165 Read More
C.J. Henderson Draft Position Under 16.5 -110 -130 Read More
Top 10 Pick C.J. Henderson +700 +650 Read More
Top 10 Pick K'Lavon Chassion +800 +700 Read More
NY Giants 1st Pick Isaiah Simmons +120 +100 Read More
NY Giants 1st Pick Tristan Wirds +350 +300 Read More
Exact Position of Eagles' First Drafted Player Wide Receiver -121 -165 Read More
Exact Position of Colts' First Drafted Player Wide Receiver +175 +160 Read More
Exact Position of Colts' First Drafted Player Cornerback +1000 +900 Read More
Playing Position of Rams' First Drafted Player Defense -125 -135 Read More
Playing Position of Vikings' First Drafted Player Offense +149 +140 Read More
Playing Position of Chiefs' First Drafted Player Defense -182 -200 Read More
Team to Draft CeeDee Lamb Broncos +1000 +800 Read More
Team to Draft Henry Ruggs to Eagles Eagles +1400 +1200 Read More
Player to be Selected with Jets First Draft Pick Josh Jones +10000 +8000 Read More
Total Cornerbacks Drafted in the First Round Over 4.5 -115 -125 Read More
Total Offensive Linemen Drafted in the First Round Over 6.5 -121 -130 Read More
Total Wide Receivers Drafted in the First Round Under 5.5 +200 +180 Read More
Total Big 12 Players Drafted in the First Round Over 3.5 +137 +125 Read More
Total ACC Players Drafted in the First Round Under 3.5 -225 -250 Read More
Total Big 10 Players Drafted in the First Round Under 5.5 +118 +100 Read More
Player to be selected with Giants' first draft pick Jedrick Wills +120 -120 Read More
Isaiah Simmons Draft Position Over 6.5 -139 -180 Read More
Exact Playing Position of 49ers' First Drafted Player Cornerback +700 +600 Read More
Exact Playing Position of Buccaneers' First Drafted Player Wide Receiver +800 +700 Read More
Exact Playing Position of Seahawks' First Drafted Player Running Back +3000 +3000 Read More
Team to Draft Isaiah Simmons Panthers +225 +200 Read More
Team to Draft Tristan Wirfs Cardinals +275 +250 Read More
Team to Draft Jeffrey Okudah Lions -110 -180 Read More
Justin Jefferson Draft Position Under 20.5 -110 -170 Read More
Kenneth Murray Draft Position Under 21.5 -134 -150 Read More
Xavier McKinney Draft Position Over 24.5 -110 -120 Read More

We’ll continue to add more picks up until the draft, so be sure to stay posted. This is just the beginning for our betting content at 4for4 as we’ll have tons of actionable articles throughout the offseason on season-long player props, win totals, futures, and more!

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