NFL Draft Betting Lines Focus on Quarterbacks Taken in First Round

NFL Draft Betting Lines Focus on Quarterbacks Taken in First Round

April 14th, 2020 NFL Football, Online Wagering

At the beginning of any analysis of the 2020 NFL Draft is the combination of team need and player ability. This is how a higher rated player may not be drafted higher than a lower-rated player due to team priorities. With that in mind, this year’s draft is one of the most promising when it comes to the quarterback position. One of the top NFL draft betting odds props is how many quarterbacks will be taken in the first round. Now let’s take a look at the top quarterbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft.

2020 NFL Draft Total First Round Quarterbacks Drafted

Date:Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25
2020 NFL Draft TV Coverage:NFL Network, ESPN, ABC
Total Quarterbacks Drafted in the First Round:Over 4 -165, Under 4 +125

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Quarterbacks Drafted in the First Round Betting Analysis

To begin with, the first priority is to assess teams that actually need a quarterback with quarterbacks that offer ability. The Los Angeles Chargers are in dire need of a signal-caller with Philip Rivers’s departure. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is serviceable but not wanted. Of course, there is not a direct answer yet from the New England Patriots after Tom Brady’s departure. Mitchell Trubisky disgusted a lot of online wagering gamblers with the Chicago Bears in 2019. And Ben Roethlisberger is less durable at age 38 for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Joe Burrow

First ranked among quarterbacks is Joe Burrow of the national champion LSU Tigers. Burrow is coming off a dream season of perfection and was Heisman Trophy winner. Ironically enough that is what concerns many draftniks. To illuminate the worry is that Burrow’s season was too good. Another concern is that Burrow has only one college season of top-shelf production. Burrow’s arm strength is rated as average as is his size. In sum, there are worries that the Bengals are reaching here, especially when Andy Dalton is a proven pro.

Tua Tagovailoa

Second-ranked among quarterbacks for the 2020 NFL draft is Tua Tagovailoa. Problematic is that he has become injury-prone. This raises doubts about his ability to endure the long NFL season.

Counter to those NFL draft betting odds concerns is the fact that Tua wowed scouts at his workout. Tagovailoa was considered to be the most impressive quarterback as far as individual workouts are concerned. His deep ball passing ability was considered tops. Also, Tua is a dangerous runner with considerable mobility.

In spite of that, his injury problems are a real concern. In reality, he is best known for coming off the bench to lead Alabama to the 2017 national championship as a backup. Tua remains unproven over a full season.

Justin Herbert

Specifically, Herbert is something of a wild card for the 2020 NFL Draft. He has the prototypical build at six feet, six inches tall. Additionally, his rocket arm is the best of any quarterback at the draft. His inconsistency as Oregon’s quarterback has caused some teams to shy away. All told he could be considered as something of a project with potential. Balanced against that is many believe he would be the best bet on the board with the right coach.

The Rest

Jordan Love of Utah State, Jacob Eason of Washington, Jalen Hurts of Oklahoma and Jacob Fromm of Georgia are also being closely looked at. But they are all considered a notch below the rest.

The Pick: Three quarterbacks drafted in the first round

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