Top sportsbooks online favor Louisiana State QB Joe Burrow to be the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. The 2020 NFL Draft will be the 85th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to pick newly eligible players. The draft is scheduled to take place from April 23 to 25. It will be held in Paradise, Nevada. The Cincinnati Bengals will select the first overall pick, their first time doing so since the 2003 NFL Draft. Once again, they should select Burrow, according to the best online sportsbooks.
2020 NFL Draft Number 1 Overall Pick
Joe Burrow 1/100
Burrow transferred from OSU to LSU in 2018, and the following year he passed for more than 5,600 yards with 60 TDs. The latter is the most in a single season in NCAA FBS history. Burrow also led LSU to the the 2020 National Championship Game. He won the Heisman Trophy, AP College Football Player of the Year, Sporting News Player of the Year, and many other accolades. Several journalists and sportswriters considered his to be the greatest season ever by a college quarterback.
Chase Young 13/1
The OSU defensive end broke Ohio State’s single-season sack record with 16.5 in 2019. He won several awards and honors, like the Chuck Bednarik Award, Ted Hendricks Award, and Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Young was also named a unanimous All-American and Heisman Trophy finalist. He finished his career at Ohio State with 30.5 total sacks, ranking second all-time at the school behind only Mike Vrabel’s 36.
Tua Tagovailoa 17/1
The Samoan Bulldozer lead Alabama to consecutive National Championship games after the 2016 and 2017 seasons, winning the latter as its MVP. The Hawaiian Behemoth won many other awards and honors for the 2018 season, such as the Maxwell and Walter Camp Awards, and was named a Heisman trophy runner-up. During a game in 2019, he sustained a season-ending dislocated hip. Had it not been for that injury, one must believe top sportsbooks online would give him even better NFL draft odds.
Justin Herbert 30/1
Herbert led Oregon to a 12-2 record and a win in the Rose Bowl, wherein he won the Offensive MVP award. He went 286 of 428 (66.8%) for 3,471 yards with 32 TDs and six picks in 2019.
Andrew Thomas 51/1
The Georgia offensive tackle was a three-year starter, a Freshman All American (2017), a second-team All American (2018) and a first-team All American (2019). Thomas was also Freshman All-SEC and a two-time first-team selection for all-conference honors. Additionally, he was a semifinalist for the Outland Trophy in 2019. His constant output as a run blocker as well as pass protector has cemented his status with top sportsbooks online oddsmakers. His chances of landing a first-round pick and a top 15 overall selection are pretty, pretty, pretty good.
Jeffrey Okudah 67/1
Many see the OSU cornerback as a shoo-in with the Detroit Lions. For example, ESPN says that “Okudah fills a clear need and is an incredibly fluid corner prospect who has elite coverage skills and good enough speed with a 4.48 40-yard dash time. Plus, he’s a good press corner and a good man corner — two things that are imperative under Matt Patricia. He would come in and be able to play right away at a position that is traditionally a tough transition in the NFL. Other than [Chase] Young, he might be the top-end prospect who is most suited to what the Lions would want and need in the draft.”
Jacob Eason 101/1
Before the 2019 season, Eason transferred to Washington from Georgia. In his single season with the Huskies, he threw for 3,132 passing yards with 23 touchdowns. The Huskies finished 8-5 and won the Las Vegas Bowl over Boise State. According to this, “If a handful of quarterbacks get taken off the draft board early, Eason would land in the first round. Some experts believe he might go early in the second round. Both the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts have been listed as destinations.”
Jordan Love 101/1
Love is considered a more diamond-in-the-rough prospect than Burrow or Tagovailoa. On the other hand ESPN’s Todd McShay has compared him to Patrick Mahomes. Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller reports that six teams have been in touch with Love. All six of which could draft a quarterback for different reasons. Those teams are the Dolphins, Packers, Colts, Chargers, Raiders and Saints.
2020 NFL Draft – Number 2 Overall Pick
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