NFL betting analysts always pay very close attention to the NFL draft because it can have such an immediate and direct impact on each NFL team. The 2008 draft featured a range of talented players that will affect their new teams’ potential to cover the football betting lines. Nevertheless, NFL betting fans should approach the upcoming season knowing that some teams profited far more than others in the most recent NFL draft.
NFL betting on the Miami Dolphins in 2008 will undoubtedly be far more promising than football betting on Miami was last year, when the team posted a dismal 1-15 overall record that constantly scared away NFL betting enthusiasts. With the first pick in the draft the Dolphins picked up tackle Jake Long, who should help provide newfound NFL betting value in Miami. Furthermore, the Dolphins managed to acquire Phillip Merling, another talented defensive player, and Chad Henne, who some NFL betting fans believe will be the starting quarterback in Miami very soon. The Carolina Panthers are a second team that enjoyed an excellent draft that could help the team quickly forget about a 2007 season that left the team and its NFL betting followers very disappointed. The Panthers rejuvenated their offense in the draft by picking up running back Jonathan Steward and offensive tackle Jeff Otah, both in the first round. The Jacksonville Jaguars are a third team that selected well in the draft, which may give the team even more NFL betting value and bring the team one step closer to the elusive Super Bowl. The Jaguars picked up promising defensive end Derrick Harvey from Florida, who should be instrumental in providing much needed pressure on Peyton Manning in the AFC South.
There are also many teams that failed to improve their rosters considerably in the most recent NFL Draft and now enter the upcoming football betting season with holes remaining in their rosters. Consequently, these teams may not provide more NFL betting value than they did last season, and they may even offer less NFL betting value. For instance, the Titans are a promising NFL team that continue to impress NFL betting analysts. Nevertheless, in the most recent draft they acquired running back Chris Johnson, despite already having Chris Henry and LenDale White playing well at that position. In doing so, Tennessee neglected to draft a talented wide receiver, which is exactly what Vince Young needs if he is going to develop into a better quarterback. Similarly, the Broncos drafted wide receiver Eddie Royal despite having already signed other talented wide receivers, such as Brandon Stokley.