The 2019 NFL Draft starts this Thursday on April 25. Although there isn’t a lot of drama as to what the Arizona Cardinals will do with the first pick, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is -1000 to be the first player chosen, lots of drama exists about what will happen after the Cards choose Murray. Check out NFL Draft betting odds for three of the most intriguing prop wagers along with analysis and free picks!
2019 NFL Draft Betting Odds, Picks, and Preview
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Second Overall Pick
- Nick Bosa – Ohio State -300
- Quinnen Williams – Alabama +300
- Kyler Murray – Oklahoma +600
- Dwayne Haskins – Ohio State +1300
- Josh Allen – Kentucky +1400
The San Francisco 49ers draft second. The team is on the cusp of making the playoffs and while they could use an offensive lineman or a defensive back, they’re most definitely going to choose one of the defensive linemen listed here, Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, or Josh Allen.
Bosa’s the safest choice. He’s the overall number one ranked player in the 2019 NFL Draft. Bosa might not get the call from the 49ers, though, because he had a so-so senior season. Quinnen Williams might also fail to get a call because he’s a DT while the Niners could use the best available edge rusher.
That player offers excellent +1400 odds on MyBookie. Josh Allen dominated SEC offenses in 2018. He recorded 17 sacks and 88 total tackles. Allen had 21.5 tackles for a loss while fighting through double-teams on almost every play. Allen has 31.5 sacks in 42 games played. That’s an amazing sack to games played ratio. He also seems more versatile than Bosa. The 49ers could pull a fast one and draft Josh Allen second.
NFL Draft Free Pick: Josh Allen – Kentucky
Team to Draft QB Dwayne Haskins
- New York Giants +220
- Washington Redskins +250
- Cincinnati Bengals +400
- Oakland Raiders +650
- Jacksonville Jaguars +700
- Miami Dolphins +700
- Denver Broncos +700
The New York Giants need a lot, a heck of a lot, but they must plan for the future without quarterback Eli Manning. However, even though they probably should consider drafting Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins, they most likely won’t with the sixth pick in Round 1. Instead, the Giants could draft down and grab the best wide receiver, a talented offensive lineman, or they could stay pat and draft the best available defensive player.
The Giants have already said that they won’t draft for need and instead will go with the best available player on their big board. Not only that, but Haskins could be the third or fourth quarterback taken, which means there’s no value taking him sixth.
The team most likely to take Haskins are the Miami Dolphins with pick 13. Denver won’t draft a quarterback because they were burned when taking Paxton Lynch while the Raiders, Bengals, and Jaguars won’t reach for Haskins. Washington can try to move up and grab Haskins, or they could wait and see what quarterbacks are left.
If Kyler Murray goes to the Cardinals and someone moves up to draft Missouri’s Drew Lock, the Dolphins will decide between Haskins and Duke’s Daniel Jones. The guess here is that they go with Haskins.
NFL Draft Free Pick: Miami Dolphins
First WR Drafted
- K. Metcalf -125
- Marquise Brown +175
- Hakeem Butler +500
- J. Brown +600
- N’Keal Harry +1100
- Kelvin Harmon +1300
This should be a battle between production, Oklahoma’s Marquise Brown, and measurables, Ole Miss’ D.K. Metcalf. D.K. is 6’ 4”, 225 pounds. He looks like the second coming of Calvin “Megatron” Johnson. But, he had a shuttle time at the NFL Combine that was worse than Tom Brady’s. That’s a big red flag for plenty of teams.
Marquise Brown had 132 receptions for 2,413 yards. That’s an 18.3 yards average per reception. He also caught 17 TD passes. Brown’s only 5’ 10” and 168 pounds, but his cousin is the great Antonio Brown. Antonio is 5’ 10 and 181 pounds. He hasn’t let his size dictate his ability to build a hall of fame career.
Not only that, but don’t think for a second that AB’s being selfish with his tricks. He’s definitely doing whatever he can to make sure his cousin succeeds in the NFL. Marquise Brown should most definitely be the first wide receiver taken on Thursday night.
NFL Draft Free Pick: Marquise Brown