We have a long way to go until the 2020 NFL Draft. Most people haven’t even drafted their 2019 Week 1 lineups yet. But that won’t stop us from looking at some new future odds on the DraftKings Sportsbook.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 players to go No. 1:
NFL Draft 2020: First Overall Pick Odds
– Tua Tagovailoa (QB, Alabama): -200
– Justin Herbert (QB, Oregon): +400
– Chase Young (DE, Ohio State): +500
– Jake Fromm (QB, Georgia): +650
– Jerry Jeudy (WR, Alabama): +3300
– Andrew Thomas (OT, Georgia): +4000
– Derrick Brown (DT, Auburn): +5000
– Raekwon Davis (DT, Alabama): +5000
– A.J. Epenesa (DE, Iowa): +5000
– Walker Little (OT, Stanford): +6600
Note: All odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook
At this stage in the game, all eyes are on Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa. The Hawaiian-born prospect is heading into his third season with Alabama and already has a national championship under his belt. He’ll be looking to carry the Crimson Tide back to their fifth consecutive national championship appearance (third with Tua at the helm.) Tagovailoa is building a resume that could make him the first Alabama quarterback to be drafted No. 1 overall since Joe Namath in 1965 (pre-NFL merger.)
As of right now, we can look at teams like the Cincinnati Bengals and the Miami Dolphins and see they probably could use a new QB. “But what about Josh Rosen?!” Well, he apparently is being outplayed by Ryan Fitzpatrick, according to Miami head coach Brian Flores. Not the best sign for Rosen. The Dolphins have the shortest odds to win the fewest games, while the Bengals have the third-shortest. If either of these teams get the first overall pick in the 2020 draft, a QB selection won’t be out of the question.
We should also back Tua up with some stats. It’s no secret teams LOVE to take a quarterback over any other position in that No. 1 slot. Over the past 20 NFL drafts, 14 of the first overall picks were quarterbacks (that’s 70%.) An interesting note: The last time a player won a national championship and went first overall in the following NFL Draft was in 2011, when Cam Newton led Auburn to victory and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers. Alabama has the second-shortest odds to win the national championship this season, so it’s only right this stat could stay with an SEC quarterback.
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