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2020 NFL Draft: Best Prop Bets

2020 NFL Draft: Best Prop Bets

2020 NFL Draft: Best Prop Bets

Thank goodness the NFL Draft is almost upon us. Sportsbooks are putting more and more props out for the event and I feel like there's some money to be made. If you are not familiar with my articles, my futures/event strategy is usually the same. You won't see too many favorite bets as I just don't think there's enough value. Therefore, there will mostly be underdog wagers listed here. Here are 10 wagers I found on BetMGM, but I'm sure there's some sort of variation in your respective sportsbooks so look around.

First running back drafted (Jonathan Taylor +190 OR J.K. Dobbins +600)

D'Andre Swift is a pretty healthy favorite here according to MGM, but I think there's a chance that Taylor or Dobbins goes before him. The Wisconsin running back is fascinating because the opinions for him are so wide-ranging. Dobbins may actually be more talented than Swift or Taylor, but it all depends on what GMs think of each. All of that leads into our next bet.

Under 0.5 running backs drafted in the first round (+195)

To me, this is a ton of value for a position that doesn't have a slam dunk No. 1 prospect and there's no team that has RB as their No. 1 need. By the way, MGM is currently offering Swift at (-189) to go later than pick 26.5. That tells me they don't have a ton of faith here either.

D'Andre Swift Rounds 2-7 (+110)

Goes along with the other two wagers above. I'll take the hunch that he doesn't go in the first round especially at a plus price. The Dolphins worry me the most with their third first-round pick, but they have other needs or could use one of these picks to move up higher. Another wager to play if you don't believe the UGA RB gets taken is Under 1.5 Georgia players taken in the first round at +140. 

Denzel Mims Rounds 2-7 (+115)

The Baylor WR is one of the many at the position who could go in the first round. Still, when you get the second round at a plus price like this, I'll take the shot. One of the teams I'm worried about is the Eagles who Mims said was in contact with him quite a bit.

New England Patriots drafting Tua Tagovailoa (50/1), Justin Herbert (14/1) or Jordan Love (6/1)

Things are really quiet in Foxboro... almost too quiet. I think there's a chance the Patriots do something big and trade up for one of the QBs. You'd have to figure out the math to make it work, but I think it's worth a sprinkle to speculate on Bill Belichick getting his new Tom Brady. BTW, the Raiders are 8/1 to get the Utah State signal-caller and I think that's not bad odds either. 

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Jedrick Wills Jr. to the Cardinals (+400)

I've seen this duo linked up quite a bit in mock drafts so I'll take a shot at this price. I think Tristan Wirfs is gone before Arizona picks (eighth overall) and I don't think they take Mekhi Becton either.

Over 3.5 ACC Players drafted in the first round (+225)

It's a guarantee that Becton and Isaiah Simmons are going fairly early so we are halfway there. I think there's a chance that Tee Higgins and A.J. Terrell also could go in the first round. This is my least favorite of the props listed because there's no room for error. 

A.J. Terrell Rounds 2-7 (+170)

The Clemson corner has been mocked all over the map as we enter the draft. There are certainly those who have him in the first round, but there are a lot who have him early in the second round. Yes, this contradicts the prop above a bit, but if you are the type to hedge your bets, you could hedge the ACC Over 3.5 wager with this one.

ACC +0.5 more first-round picks than the Big 12 (+115)

I'm bullish on the ACC potentially getting three or four especially if Higgins or Terrell go in the first round. We are starting to see more Big 12 players pop up on the mocks, which is concerning. Still, I think three come from the ACC and I don't know if the Big 12 gets to four.

Eagles to draft a linebacker first (+450)

I'm an Eagles fan and everyone knows they need a wide receiver. They figure to use their first pick (No. 21) on one, but I'd love to speculate on them going off the board a bit. If Kenneth Murray or Patrick Queen are available, I can see them going in that direction especially if the top 3-4 WRs are off the board. Now, that's not what they usually do, but Queen and Murray are pretty good and will help a massive need of theirs. A defensive lineman is a longer shot at 16/1 but there's a need there too.

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— Written by Matt Josephs, who is a part of the Athlon Sports Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @MidMajorMatt.