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2021 NFL Draft Odds, Betting Odds

 
Apr. 29, 2021
by VI News
VegasInsider.com

The 2021 NFL Draft will take place on Thursday Apr. 29 from Cleveland, Ohio and the first round will be featured in its entirety on the opening night with 32 selections.

As we inch closer to the event, the NFL Draft Odds betting markets continue to fluctuate and we'll be providing information on all of the popular wagers available.

Most Popular NFL Draft Betting Tools

According to the NFL Draft pundits and the betting markets, the first two selections appear to be a formality at this point and that will certainly help bettors with their wagers on the remaining 30 picks in the first round.

The most popular betting markets are listed below with odds provided by PointsBet.

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2021 NFL Draft - No. 3 Overall Pick Odds

The San Francisco 49ers are currently listed as the team to select the No. 3 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Mac Jones was listed as the 1/3 betting favorite for this betting market on Thursday morning but as of 2:00 p.m. ET at PointsBet, Trey Lance has been pushed to the top betting choice.

Lance was +240 and is now -150 to be selected by the San Francisco 49ers.

2021 NFL Draft Number 3 Overall Pick (4/29/21)
Player (School) American Fractional
Trey Lance (North Dakota State) -150 2/3
Mac Jones (Alabama) +125 5/4
Justin Fields (Ohio State) +600 5/1
Kyle Pitts (Florida) +4000 40/1
Zach Wilson (BYU) +4000 40/1


Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts is rumored to be a top-five pick in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. (AP)

2021 NFL Draft - No. 4 Overall Pick Odds

The Atlanta Falcons are currently listed as the team to select the No. 4 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

2021 NFL Draft Number 4 Overall Pick (4/29/21)
Player (School) American Fractional
Kyle Pitts (Florida) -250 2/5
Trey Lance (North Dakota State) +400 4/1
Justin Fields (Ohio State) +400 4/1
Penei Sewell (Oregon) +2000 20/1
Ja'Marr Chase (LSU) +2000 20/1

2021 NFL Draft - No. 5 Overall Pick Odds

The Cincinnati Bengals are currently listed as the team to select the No. 5 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

2021 NFL Draft Number 5 Overall Pick (4/29/21)
Player (School) American Fractional
Ja'Marr Chase (LSU) -150 2/3
Penei Sewell (Oregon) +175 7/4
Kyle Pitts (Florida) +500 5/1
Rashawn Slater (Northwestern) +1200 12/1
Justin Fields (Ohio State) +1500 15/1

Odds Provided by PointsBet - Subject to Change

To view more 2021 NFL Draft Odds on the first round, be sure to visit PointsBet as new betting markets continue to populate.

Listed below are the current markets that are receiving the most attention from bettors.


2021 NFL Draft Best Bets

Kyle Pitts Under 5.5 (-159)

The most exciting tight end prospect since Vernon Davis is Florida’s Kyle Pitts. Davis was the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft, and the highest drafted tight end since 1972, but Pitts has a good chance to surpass him in that regard.

NFL Draft analysts and talking heads alike have been in awe of his tape. While he didn’t put up the numbers you might expect for a tight end with this much hype (100 receptions for 1,492 yards with 18 touchdowns in his three seasons in Gainesville), he was clearly the lynchpin of Florida’s offense.

It was Pitts that made this offense extremely dangerous in Dan Mullen’s third season at the helm. Atlanta and Cincinnati are the most likely landing spots for Pitts.

Both teams have shown that they will draft skill position talent early to help their quarterbacks, and Pitts would give either the Falcons or the Bengals a generational talent when tight end is more important than ever before in the modern NFL.

Jaylen Waddle First WR (+700)

This would be a substantial upset as Ja’Marr Chase is a -1000 favorite to be the first receiver off the board in the 2021 NFL Draft. The mock draft consensus tends to be off when it comes to receivers as we saw in last year’s draft. CeeDee Lamb and Jerry Jeudy were consistently trumpeted as the two best receivers in the class, but it was Henry Ruggs III that was the first receiver selected.

Most draft experts give Chase, Jaylen Waddle, and Heisman Trophy winner Devonta Smith very similar grades. Chase should not be this much of a favorite given he sat out the 2020 season though. While he had a season for the ages with LSU in 2019, that offense was loaded with talent as three of his skill position teammates were taken in the first round of last year’s draft (Joe Burrow, Justin Jefferson, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire).

Waddle put up monster numbers when he was healthy. He battled injuries during his time at Alabama, but there is no denying his talent. Betting on Waddle to be the first receiver selected is well worth a shot at +700.

Bateman Over Toney (-150)

Rashod Bateman has not been receiving the same attention as Chase, Waddle, and Smith, but he is clearly the next best receiver in this year’s draft class. Bateman had a superb 2019 season, and he put up big numbers in five games during the 2020 campaign although Minnesota’s offense wasn’t nearly as potent as it was the year prior with Tyler Johnson alongside of him.

Bateman has the size and strength more NFL teams are looking for these days, as it’s clear that speed isn’t enough. Receivers need to be able to separate and get off the line, and Bateman can do that easily.

That isn’t the case with Kadarius Toney. While Toney has more top end speed, he has issues getting off the line and doesn’t play to his size. Toney battled injuries during his time in Gainesville, and he had a rather underwhelming first three seasons at Florida prior to his breakout 2020 campaign. It wasn’t Toney that made Florida’s offense go though, as he largely benefited from the presence of Kyle Pitts and the development of Kyle Trask.

Mond Over Mills (+155)

Although Davis Mills has the prototypical size and pedigree you want in a quarterback, his film did not look good. Some of the most trusted names in the industry have expressed hesitation when it comes to Mills’ pro prospects. He only posted mediocre numbers during his time at Stanford, and he made some really questionable decisions with the ball.

Jimbo Fisher turning quarterbacks into first-round picks has become a meme after what he did with Christian Ponder, E.J. Manuel, and Jameis Winston during his time at Florida State.

None of those quarterbacks ended up working out in the NFL, but Fisher’s touch could lead to a team taking a chance with Kellen Mond on Day 2. Fisher has had three years to develop Mond, and he posted better numbers than Mills against tougher competition.

Asante Samuel Jr. Under 37.5 (-112)

Florida State is no longer the juggernaut it once was five years ago. However, the Seminoles still produce a lot of talented players (especially on defense). Asante Samuel Jr. has a chance of becoming the next FSU defender to be taken in the first round, as he is one of the top cover cornerbacks in this class.

Samuel’s pedigree will bode well for him. No matter what front office types tell the media, there is a bias among old football heads when it comes to players who have family members that played (and starred in the NFL). His film makes him look like a chip off the block, and the elder Samuel was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and a two-time First-team All-Pro.

2021 NFL Draft First Round Mock Draft

VegasInsider football expert Bruce Marshall gives his breakdown for the first round of this year's NFL Draft. Click here for the complete analysis!

  • 1 - Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence (QB, Clemson)
  • 2 - New York Jets: Zach Wilson (QB, Brigham Young)
  • 3 - San Francisco 49ers: Justin Fields (QB, Ohio State)
  • 4 - Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Pitts (TE, Florida)
  • 5 - Cincinnati Bengals: Penei Sewell (OL, Oregon)
  • 6 - Miami Dolphins: Ja'Marr Chase (WR, Louisiana State)
  • 7 - Detroit Lions: DeVonta Smith (WR, Alabama)
  • 8 - Carolina Panthers: Patrick Surtain II (CB, Alabama)
  • 9 - Denver Broncos: Trey Lance (QB, North Dakota State)
  • 10 - Dallas Cowboys: Micah Parsons (LB, Penn State)
  • 11 - New York Giants: Gregory Rousseau (DE, Miami-Florida)
  • 12 - Philadelphia Eagles: Jaylen Waddle (WR, Alabama)
  • 13 - Los Angeles Chargers: Alijah Vera-Tucker (OL, Southern Cal)
  • 14 - Minnesota Vikings: Kwity Paye (DE, Michigan)
  • 15 - New England Patriots: Mac Jones (QB, Alabama)
  • 16 - Arizona Cardinals: Caleb Farley (CB, Virginia Tech)
  • 17 - Las Vegas Raiders: Azzez Olujari (LB,Georgia)
  • 18 - Miami Dolphins: Jaelen Phillips (DE, Miami-Florida)
  • 19 - Washington Football Team: Jeremiah Owusu-Koromoah (LB, Notre Dame)
  • 20 - Chicago Bears: Rashod Bateman (WR, Minnesota)
  • 21 - Indianapolis Colts: Rashawn Slater (OL, Northwestern)
  • 22 - Tennessee Titans: Jaycee Horn (CB, South Carolina)
  • 23 - New York Jets: Greg Newsome II (CB, Northwestern)
  • 24 - Pittsburgh Steelers: Najee Harris (RB, Alabama)
  • 25 - Jacksonville Jaguars: Terrace Marshall (WR, Louisiana State)
  • 26 - Cleveland Browns: Christian Barmore (DT, Alabama)
  • 27 - Baltimore Ravens: Jayson Oweh (DE, Penn State)
  • 28 - New Orleans Saints: Jamin Davis (LB, Kentucky)
  • 29 - Green Bay Packers: Zaven Collins (LB, Tulsa)
  • 30 - Buffalo Bills: Carlos Basham (DE, Wake Forest)
  • 31 - Baltimore Ravens: Christian Darrisaw (OL, Virginia Tech)
  • 32 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Travis Etienne (RB, Clemson)

2021 NFL Draft Prop - First 5 Picks in Exact Order

  • 1. Trevor Lawrence 2. Zach Wilson 3. Mac Jones 4. Kyle Pitts 5. Ja'Marr Chase (+250)
  • 1. Trevor Lawrence 2. Zach Wilson 3. Mac Jones 4. Kyle Pitts 5. Penei Sewell (+425)
  • 1. Trevor Lawrence 2. Zach Wilson 3. Mac Jones 4. Justin Fields 5. Ja'Marr Chase (+650)
  • 1. Trevor Lawrence 2. Zach Wilson 3. Justin Fields 4. Kyle Pitts 5. Ja'Marr Chase (+750)
  • 1. Trevor Lawrence 2. Zach Wilson 3. Mac Jones 4. Justin Fields 5. Penei Sewell (+800)
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2021 NFL Draft Player Selection Odds

  • Penei Sewell Over 5.5 (-165) Under 5.5 (+125)
  • Kyle Pitts Over 5.5 (+140) Under 5.5 (-175)
  • Rashawn Slater Over 9.5 (-110) Under 9.5 (-120)
  • Patrick Surtain III Over 10.5 (+120) Under 10.5 (-176)
  • Devonta Smith Over 11.5 (-135) Under 11.5 (+100)
  • Jaylen Waddle Over 11.5 (+105) Under 11.5 (-135)
  • Micah Parsons Over 12.5 (-125) Under 12.5 (-105)
  • Jaycee Horn Over 13.5 (+135) Under (-175)
  • Christian Darrisaw Over 15.5 (-115) Under 15.5 (-115)
  • Kwity Paye Over 16.5 (-105) Under 16.5 (-125)
  • Alijah Vera-Tucker Over 16.5 (-110) Under 16.5 (-120)
  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Over 19.5 (-115) Under 19.5 (-115)
  • Caleb Farley Over 20.5 (-140) Under 20.5 (+110)
  • Jaelan Phillips Over 22.5 (-105) Under 22.5 (-125)
  • Christian Barmore Over 23.5 (-154) Under 23.5 (+115)
  • Greg Newsome II Over 25.5 (-115) Under 25.5 (-115)
  • Trevon Moehrig-Woodard Over 26.5 (-134) Under 26.5 (+100)
  • Azeez Ojulari Over 26.5 (+100) Under 26.5 (-130)
  • Najee Harris Over 28.5 (-130) Under 28.5 (+100)
  • Greg Rousseau Over 29.5 (-150) Under 29.5 (+115)
  • Kadrius Toney Over 30.5 (+100) Under 30.5 (-130)
  • Jamin Davis Over 31.5 (+100) Under 31.5 (-130)
  • Travis Etienne Over 33.5 (-120) Under 33.5 (-110)
  • Landon Dickerson Over 36.5 (-120) Under 36.5 (-110)
  • Asante Samuel Jr. Over 37.5 (-115) Under 37.5 (-115)
  • Javonte Williams Over 43.5 (-120) Under 43.5 (-110)
  • Carlos Basham Jr. Over 44.5 (-134) Under 44.5 (-115)
  • Pat Freiermuth Over 48.5 (-110) Under 48.5 (-120)
  • Kyle Trask Over 75.5 (-150) Under 75.5 (+115)
  • Jamie Newman Over 170.5 (-115) Under 170.5 (-115)

2021 NFL Draft - First Round Position Totals

  • Quarterbacks Over 5.5 (+390) Under 5.5 (-560)
  • Running Backs Over 0.5 (-305) Under 0.5 (+230)
  • Wide Receivers Over 4.5 (-200) Under 4.5 (+155)
  • Tight Ends Over 1.5 (+325) Under 2.5 (-455)
  • Linebackers Over 4.5 (+130) Under 4.5 (-167)
  • Offensive Linemen Over 6.5 (-112) Under 6.5 (-112)
  • Defensive Linemen Over 4.5 (+110) Under 4.5 (-137)
  • Cornerbacks Over 4.5 (-104) Under 4.5 (-121)
  • Safeties Over 0.5 (-250) Under 0.5 (+190)
  • Total Offensive Players Over 13.5 (-112) Under 6.5 (-112)
  • Total Defensive Players Over 18.5 (-112) Under 18.5 (-112)

2021 NFL Draft - First Round College Totals

  • Alabama Players Over 5.5 (-200) Under 5.5 (+155)
  • ACC Players Over 5.5 (+125) Under 5.5 (-159)
  • Big 10 Players Over 6.5 (+100) Under 6.5 (-125)
  • SEC Players Over 12.5 (+140) Under 12.5 (-177)

2021 NFL Draft Betting Markets

Team to Draft Devonta Smith Odds

  • Giants (+260)
  • Lions (+280)
  • Eagles (+300)
  • Dolphins (+500)
  • Patriots (+650)
  • Chargers (+700)
  • Panthers (+900)
  • Vikings (+1500)
  • Bengals (+1500)
  • Broncos (+1600)
  • Washington (+2000)
  • Raiders (+2200)
  • Bears (+2500)
  • Texans (+3000)

Team to Draft Kyle Trask Odds

  • Patriots (+500)
  • Bears (+500)
  • Texans (+750)
  • Steelers (+750)
  • Broncos (+950)
  • Washington (+1000)
  • Saints (+1000)
  • Eagles (+1200)
  • Lions (+1500)
  • Giants (+1500)
  • Falcons (+1500)
  • Vikings (+1500)
  • Colts (+2500)
  • Buccaneers (+2800)
  • Titans (+4000)
  • Raiders (+4000)

Team to Draft Kyle Pitts Odds

  • Falcons (+120)
  • Bengals (+225)
  • Dolphins (+225)
  • Panthers (+600)
  • Lions (+800)
  • Cowboys (+1300)
  • Giants (+1500)
  • Eagles (+1700)
  • Patriots (+2000)
  • Ravens (+2500)
  • Washington (+2500)
  • Cardinals (+3000)
  • Broncos (+3000)
  • Vikings (+3500)

2021 NFL Draft First Pick Position Odds

  • Arizona Cardinals Offense (+175) Defense (-239)
  • Atlanta Falcons Offense (-834) Defense (+450)
  • Baltimore Ravens Offense (+100) Defense (-131)
  • Buffalo Bills Offense (-200) Defense (+150)
  • Carolina Panthers Offense (-278) Defense (+200)
  • Cincinnati Bengals Offense (-2000) Defense (+800)
  • Chicago Bears Offense (-358) Defense (+250)
  • Cleveland Browns Offense (+165) Defense (-223)
  • Dallas Cowboys Offense (+230) Defense (-334)
  • Denver Broncos Offense (-160) Defense (+120)
  • Detroit Lions Offense (-304) Defense (+215)
  • Green Bay Packers Offense (-150) Defense (+115)
  • Indianapolis Colts Offense (-140) Defense (+105)
  • Las Vegas Raiders Offense (+135) Defense (-182)
  • Los Angeles Chargers Offense (-182) Defense (+135)
  • Miami Dolphins Offense (-1250) Defense (+600)
  • Minnesota Vikings Offense (-134) Defense (+100)
  • New England Patriots Offense (-200) Defense (+150)
  • New Orleans Saints Offense (+115) Defense (-150)
  • New York Giants Offense (-115) Defense (-115)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Offense (-160) Defense (+120)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Offense (-239) Defense (+175)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offense (+150) Defense (-200)
  • Tennessee Titans Offense (+130) Defense (-358)
  • Washington Football Team Offense (-334) Defense (+230)

2021 NFL Draft First Position Drafted Odds

First Linebacker Drafted Odds

  • Micah Parsons (-400)
  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (+700)
  • Azeez Ojulari (+800)
  • Jamin Davis (+1000)
  • Zaven Collins (+1600)
  • Joseph Ossai (+2000)
  • Nick Bolton (+4000)

First Cornerback Drafted Odds

  • Patrick Surtain II (-300)
  • Jaycee Horn (+200)
  • Calbe Farley (+1500)
  • Greg Newsome II (+2500)
  • Asante Samuel Jr. (+3300)
  • Eric Stokes (+4000)
  • Kelvin Joseph (+4000)

First Safety Drafted Odds

  • Trevon Moehrig-Woodard (-400)
  • Jevon Holland (+400)
  • Richie Grant (+550)
  • Andre Cisco (+4000)
  • Caden Sterns (+4000)
  • ArDarius Washington (+5000)
  • Hamsah Nasirildeen (+6600)

First Running Back Drafted Odds

  • Najee Harris (-165)
  • Travis Etienne (+150)
  • Javonte Williams (+500)
  • Michael Carter (+4000)
  • Kenneth Gainwell (+4000)
  • Trey Sermon (+4000)
  • Chuba Hubbard (+5000)

First Offensive Lineman Drafted Odds

  • Penei Sewell (-589)
  • Rashawn Slater (+250)
  • Christian Darrisaw (+3300)
  • Alijah Vera-Tucker (+3300)
  • Teven Jenkins (+5500)

First Wide Receiver Drafted Odds

  • Ja'Marr Chase (-800)
  • DeVonta Smith (+700)
  • Jaylen Waddle (+700)
  • Rashod Bateman (+5000)
  • Terrace Marshall Jr. (+5000)

2021 NFL Draft Notable Players

Quarterbacks

  • Trevor Lawrence - Clemson
  • Zach Wilson - BYU
  • Justin Fields - Ohio State
  • Trey Lance - North Dakota State
  • Mac Jones - Alabama
  • Davis Mills - Stanford
  • Kyle Trask - Florida
  • Kellen Mond - Texas A&M

Running Backs

  • Najee Harris - Alabama
  • Travis Etienne - Clemson
  • Javonte Williams - UNC
  • Michael Carter - UNC

Wide Receivers

  • Ja'Marr Chase - LSU
  • Jaylen Waddle - Alabama
  • DeVonta Smith - Alabama
  • Rondale Moore - Purdue
  • Kadarius Toney - Florida
  • Rashod Bateman - Minnesota
  • Terrace Marshall Jr. - LSU

Tight Ends

  • Kyle Pitts - Florida
  • Pat Freiermuth - Penn State
  • Brevin Jordan - Miami-Florida

Offensive Linemen

  • Penei Sewell - Oregon
  • Christian Darrisaw - Virgina Tech
  • Rashawn Slater - Northwestern

Edge Rushers

  • Kwity Payne - Michigan
  • Azeez Ojulari - Georgia
  • Jaelan Phillips - Miami-Florida
  • Joseph Ossai - Texas
  • Jayson Oweh - Penn State
  • Carlos Basham Jr. - Wake Forest
  • Joe Tryon - Washington
  • Gregoy Rousseau - Miami-Florida

Defensive Linemen

  • Christian Barmore - Alabama
  • Levi Onwuzurike - Washington
  • Daviyon Nixon - Iowa

Linebackers

  • Micah Parsons - Penn State
  • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah - Notre Dame
  • Zaven Collins - Tulsa
  • Jamin Davis - Kentucky
  • Nick Bolton - Missouri
  • Baron Browning - Ohio State

Cornerbacks

  • Caleb Farley - Virginia Tech
  • Patrick Surtain II - Alabama
  • Asante Samuel Jr. - FSU
  • Jaycee Horn - South Carolina

Safeties

  • Trevon Moehrig - TCU
  • Richie Grant - UCF
  • Jevon Holland - Oregon

How to read the 2021 NFL Draft Odds Market

Odds to be the 1st Overall Pick in the 2021 NFL Draft

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is a heavy favorite (-10000) to be the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and that selection is owned by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bettors placing a $10,000 wager on Lawrence to be selected to Jacksonville would win back $10,100 ($10,000 wager + $100).

QB Justin Fields of Ohio State and Oregon offensive linemen Penei Sewell are listed behind him at 10/1 and 11/1 odds respectively.

Who Will be the No. 2 Pick in the NFL Draft?

This NFL Draft betting market is much more competitive and the New York Jets will be on the clock with the second overall selection.

Zach Wilson, quarterback of BYU, has been made the top betting choice to be picked at 1/50 odds second.



Oregon linemen Penei Sewell sat out the 2020 season with the Ducks but he's still expected to go early in the 2021 NFL Draft. (AP)

NFL Draft Order

NFL Draft Order Process

  • The NFL Draft order is determined by the standings at the end of the regular season
  • The team with the worst record will select first in the NFL Draft and each team will follow up to the 20th selection
  • The remaining 12 teams that qualified for the playoffs will be placed in order of their elimination during the postseason

Team (2020 Regular Season Record)

  1. Jacksonville (1-15)
  2. N.Y. Jets (2-14)
  3. San Francisco (6-10)
  4. Atlanta (4-12)
  5. Cincinnati (4-11-1)
  6. Miami (10-6)
  7. Detroit (5-11)
  8. Carolina (5-11)
  9. Denver (5-11)
  10. Dallas (6-10)
  11. N.Y. Giants (6-10)
  12. Philadelphia (4-11-1)
  13. L.A. Chargers (7-9)
  14. Minnesota (7-9)
  15. New England (7-9)
  16. Arizona (8-8)
  17. Las Vegas (8-8)
  18. Miami (10-6)
  19. Washington (7-9)
  20. Chicago (8-8)
  21. Indianapolis (11-5)
  22. Tennessee (11-5)
  23. N.Y. Jets (2-14)
  24. Pittsburgh (12-4)
  25. Jacksonville (1-15)
  26. Cleveland (11-5)
  27. Baltimore (11-5)
  28. New Orleans (12-4)
  29. Green Bay (13-3)
  30. Buffalo (13-3)
  31. Baltimore (11-5)
  32. Tampa Bay (11-5)

2021 NFL Draft Pick Totals

  • Arizona Cardinals - 6 (Rounds: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 7)
  • Atlanta Falcons - 9 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6)
  • Baltimore Ravens - 10 (Rounds: 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6)
  • Buffalo Bills - 7 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 5, 5, 6, 7)
  • Carolina Panthers - 7 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6)
  • Chicago Bears - 8 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6)
  • Cincinnati Bengals - 8 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7)
  • Cleveland Browns - 9 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • Dallas Cowboys - 10 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7)
  • Denver Broncos - 9 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7)
  • Detroit Lions - 6 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5)
  • Green Bay Packers - 10 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3 ,4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7)
  • Houston Texans - 8 (Rounds: 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7)
  • Indianapolis Colts - 6 (Rounds: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars - 10 (Rounds: 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 7)
  • Kansas City Chiefs - 8 (Rounds: 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6)
  • Las Vegas Raiders - 8 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6)
  • Los Angeles Chargers - 9 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7)
  • Los Angeles Rams - 6 (Rounds: 2, 3, 3, 4, 6, 7)
  • Miami Dolphins - 8 (Rounds: 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 5, 7, 7)
  • Minnesota Vikings - 10 (Rounds: 1, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6)
  • New England Patriots - 10 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7)
  • New Orleans Saints - 8 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 6, 7, 7)
  • New York Giants - 6 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 6)
  • New York Jets - 10 (Rounds: 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6)
  • Philadelphia Eagles - 11 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers - 8 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 6, 7, 7)
  • San Francisco 49ers - 9 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 7)
  • Seattle Seahawks - 3 (Rounds: 2, 4, 7)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 8 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7)
  • Tennessee Titans - 9 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7)
  • Washington Football Team - 8 (Rounds: 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7, 7)

NFL Draft History No. 1 Picks

Looking at the recent NFL Draft History, quarterbacks have been selected first in five of the last six drafts and nine of the last 12 going back to 2009.

NFL No. 1 Draft History (2009-2020)

  • 2020 - Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
  • 2019 - Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals
  • 2018 - Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns
  • 2017 - Myles Garrett, DE, Cleveland Browns
  • 2016 - Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams
  • 2015 - Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 2014 - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, Houston Texans
  • 2013 - Eric Fisher, T, Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2012 - Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts
  • 2011 - Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
  • 2010 - Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams
  • 2009 - Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions

A quarterback has been taken with the No. 1 overall pick in five of the last six drafts. Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns was the lone exception within that time span.

The No. 1 overall pick has been a quarterback or a lineman in each of the last 24 drafts, making it highly unlikely that a running back, receiver, linebacker, or defensive back will be the first player whose name we hear on April 29 in Cleveland, Ohio.


  
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