Barring an unforeseen circumstance, Joe Burrow is the prohibitive odds-on favorite to go first in the 2020 NFL Draft. Extending that likelihood is a marriage of convenience. The Bengals get the first pick of the draft as a 2-14 team for 2019. While Burrow will get every opportunity to start in his rookie season. Yet with a month to go before Draft Night there is always the possibility of a betting on NFL upset. Burrow may not be thrilled with playing for one of the NFL’s worst franchises. And Cincinnati could always haul in considerable assets in a trade.
2020 NFL Draft
|2020 NFL Draft Date:||April 25 through April 28, 2020|
|2020 NFL Draft TV Coverage:||ESPN, ESPN2, NFL Network, ABC|
|First Overall NFL Draft Pick Odds at SBG:||Joe Burrow -5000, Chase Young +1300, Tua Tagovailoa +2000, Justin Herbert +3000, Andrew Thomas +3000, Jeffrey Okudah +6000, Jacob Eason +6000, Jake Fromm +8000, Jordan Love +10000, Jerry Jeudy +20000, CeeDee Lamb +20000, Jalen Hurts +20000, Derrick Brown +30000, AJ Epenesa +30000|
2020 NFL Draft First Overall Pick Betting vs. Overview
For one thing, there was speculation that Burrow did not want to play for Cincinnati. As we get closer to the draft that talk has died out making Burrow and the Bengals the clear-cut sportsbook chalk. Yet the realistic possibility of a trade for draft position keeps others in the conversation.
Above all the Bengals need much more than just Burrow as the worst team in the league. But Burrow should certainly improve one of the worst offenses in the NFL. Also, he adds Heisman Trophy and LSU Tiger national championship credentials.
Second and slated for the Redskins is EDGE defender Chase Young of Ohio State. Young ravaged opposing offenses for 16.5 sacks in 2019 with six forced fumbles. Consider that he was suspended for two games and it becomes even more impressive. Many Draftniks have Young tabbed as the best player in the draft.
Next to the Chargers is expected to be Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. A big challenge for this franchise is that Los Angeles didn’t want them in the first place. “Home” games are often invasions of opposing fans. But the move to a new state of the art stadium demands an attraction manning the marquee. Of great concern is Tua’s durability over the long NFL grind. Tua has not finished either of his full college seasons due to injury.
Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert has seen his draft stock fluctuate wildly. But the Miami Dolphins may reach for the stars on him anyway. Current Miami QB Josh Rosen has not impressed in his two years as a pro. Overall, Herbert has the brains and raw talent to remain an attractive project. Naturally, the Betting on NFL worry is that he is a reach.
Cornerback Jeff Okuda of Ohio State is rated as the best at his position and projected to go to the Lions. Specifically, Okuda has been ranked as high as number three overall for the draft. So too is Okuda seen as the ultimate shut down corner.
2020 NFL Draft Top Overall Pick Summary
On this occasion, it appears as if Burrow and the Bengals have it all worked out. Expect Joe Burrow to go first in the NFL Draft. Most of all Cincinnati realizes a trade would be a PR nightmare with their fans.
2020 NFL Draft Top Pick Best Bet: Joe Burrow