NFL Betting – Steelers and Browns Sign First Round Picks

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns could be impacted by their first round NFL Draft selections.

The Steelers agreed to terms with Ziggy Hood while the Browns agreed to terms with Alex Mack. Many other first round NFL betting selections in the Draft have not come to terms and preseason NFL odds could be impacted by those picks that do not sign.

NFL betting numbers show that Hood agreed to a five-year contract with the Steelers. He was selected 32nd overall and could be a player that gets NFL betting playing time on the defensive line right away. Sports betting info tells us that the Browns signed Mack on Saturday and his signing was very important to the Browns in terms of NFL odds. Mack is already looked at as a starter in his rookie season. Some NFL betting experts are looking at Mack as a future All-Pro. He is 6-foot-4, 311-pounds and last year won the Draddy Trophy, which is awarded to college football’s top scholar-athlete. He was a two-time finalist for the Rimington Trophy, which is awarded to the best center in college football. Online sports betting information shows that Mack should replace Hank Fraley who has seen better days for the Browns. Mack didn’t allow a sack on 397 pass plays for California last season as NFL odds numbers indicate.

Only four first NFL betting round picks have agreed to contracts so far. Mack and Hood join Detroit’s Matthew Stafford and the Jets’ Mark Sanchez as first round NFL betting picks that have signed. Experts have learned that the hold up in first round picks coming to terms is the NFL betting contract of San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree. He was the 10th overall pick in the NFL Draft as NFL betting stats show, but is said to want money that would go to a Top 3 pick. This is a major issue for the rest of the first round NFL betting picks because if Crabtree gets more money the entire domino list of picks would get more money as well. With training camps beginning this week the status of first round picks will get a lot more NFL betting attention. Crabtree, Knowshon Moreno and Percy Harvin are just three of the key picks that could impact NFL odds this season.

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