2023 NFL Draft Betting Odds
The NFL Draft is one of the most compelling events on the sports calendar, as football fans eagerly await the chance to see which college stars will be selected to join the ranks of their favorite teams. For those looking to add a little extra excitement into the mix, betting on the NFL Draft provides ample opportunities to cash in on the action!
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The 2023 NFL Draft will take place in the downtown area surrounding Union Station Kansas City on April 27-29. As always, there are plenty of intriguing storylines to follow, from the top quarterback prospects vying to be the first overall pick to the deep pool of talented defensive players available.
For bettors, the event offers a unique opportunity to put their football knowledge to the test. With a wide range of NFL Draft odds available at Bovada Sportsbook, there’s no shortage of ways to get in on the excitement of draft night.
To help you get ready for the 2023 NFL Draft, let’s take a look at some of the top betting markets for this year’s event. With the help of some expert analysis, savvy bettors can gain an edge over the competition and cash in on the biggest night of the NFL offseason!
2023 NFL Draft Betting Odds
First Defensive Player Selected
They say defense wins championships, so you can be sure there will be a lot of attention paid to the first defensive player taken off the board during the 2023 NFL Draft. This year’s draft class is loaded with talented players on the defensive side of the ball, including several blue-chip prospects at defensive line and linebacker.
The current betting favorite to be the first defensive player selected is Will Anderson. The linebacker is coming off a strong career at Alabama and could be one of the safest picks in the entire draft. Another player that has a chance of being the first defensive player drafted is Tyree Wilson, as the Texas Tech edge rusher has a high-motor and can take over games all by himself. You may also want to consider Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter, who was considered a top-5 talent before off-field issues hurt his draft stock.
|2023 NFL Draft Odds – First Defensive Player Selected|
|Will Anderson -450||Tyree Wilson +500||Jalen Carter +550|
|Devon Witherspoon +3000||Christian Gonzalez +4000||Joey Porter Jr. +10000|
|Lukas Van Ness +10000||Myles Murphy +10000||Brian Branch +15000|
|Bryan Breese +15000||Nolan Smith +15000||Eli Ricks +20000|
|Kelee Ringo +20000||Will McDonald IV +20000|
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First Wide Receiver Selected
As long as the NFL continues to be geared towards the passing game, the drafting of elite wide receivers will remain an important piece of the puzzle for most teams. The 2023 NFL Draft class features a number of top-tier receivers and you can bet on which will be the first one selected at Bovada Sportsbook. The current betting favorite is Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who has been a dominant possession slot receiver at Ohio State.
NFL teams in need of pass catchers will also take a good hard look at Zay Flowers, a slot receiver from Boston College. Flowers may be undersized but has a quick first step and excellent hands. There’s also USC wide receiver Jordan Addison, who posted a 4.49 40-Yard Dash at the combine and possesses elite athleticism for the position.
|2023 NFL Draft Odds – First Wide Receiver Selected|
|Jaxon Smith-Njigba -275||Zay Flowers +325||Jordan Addison +750|
|Quentin Johnston +800||Jalin Hyatt +3000||Kayshan Boutte +10000|
|Josh Downs +12500||Rashee Rice +20000||Rome Odunze +20000|
|Xavier Hutchinson +20000|
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First Cornerback Selected
As Sauce Gardner showed last season with the New York Jets, selecting a shutdown corner in the draft is the quickest way to turn a defense around. The 2023 NFL Draft class features some very appealing options at cornerback, with the top two betting options being Devon Witherspoon and Christian Gonzalez.
Witherspoon was a consensus All-American this past year at Illinois. He also won the Tatum-Woodson award as the best defensive back in the country and has the potential to be a lockdown corner at the next level. Gonzalez played for Colorado before transferring to Oregon for the 2022 season, earning all-conference honors in the Pac-12. The young corner stands 6’1” and 197-pounds while posting a sub-4.4 in the 40-Yard Dash at the combine, giving him a desired blend of size and speed.
|2023 NFL Draft Odds – First Cornerback Selected|
|Devon Witherspoon -250||Christian Gonzalez +190||Joe Porter Jr. +3000|
|Brian Branch +4000||Deonte Banks +5000||Kelee Ringo +5000|
|Cameron Smith +7500||Emmanuel Forbes +7500||Alex Austin +10000|
|DJ Turner +10000||Eli Ricks +10000||Jaylen Jones +10000|
|Tyrique Stevenson +10000||Clark Phillips III +20000||Garrett Williams +20000|
|Julius Brents +20000||Kyu Blu Kello +20000||Tre’vius Hodges-Tomlinson +20000|
First Offensive Lineman Selected
Another position that receives a lot of attention during draft is offensive lineman. These big guys may not get much time in the spotlight during the season, but NFL executives understand that a good offense starts with a strong front line. The betting market for first offensive lineman selected appears to be a two-horse race between Paris Johnson Jr. and Peter Skoronski.
Johnson played both RG and LT during his time at Ohio State. Measuring in at a massive 6’6” and 313-pounds, this player has the strength and physical attributes needed to play tackle in the NFL. Skoronski isn’t far behind at 6’4” and 313-pounds, with the Northwestern tackle being named college football’s top offensive lineman and First-Team All-Conference in 2022.
|2023 NFL Draft Odds – First Offensive Lineman Selected|
|Paris Jonhson Jr. -115||Peter Skoronski +105||Darnell Wright +600|
|Broderick Jones +700||Anton Harrison +4000||Dawand Jones +8000|
|O’Cyrus Torrence +8000||John Michael Schmitz +10000||Steve Avila +10000|
|Cody Maunch +12500||Jaelyn Duncan +15000||Joe Tippman +15000|
|Matthew Bergeron +150000|
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