We covered the odds for one of the expected top NFL Draft picks, Tua Tagovailoa, but he is by no means the only headliner of the up and coming event. Another quarterback is primed to go high in the draft, if not number one. LSU’s star QB Joe Burrow is on the tip of many NFL team owner and GM tongues, and as such bettors are looking to capitalize with their own predictions for where Burrow will play this coming season. How should you wager? Where should Burrow go on your NFL Draft bracket? Let’s have a look at some telling odds and props at the sportsbook.
Prediction, Projection, and Betting Preview for Joe Burrow in the 2020 NFL Draft
Where: NFL Studios (formerly Paradise, Nevada)
When: Thursday April 23 – Saturday April 25 2020
TV Broadcast: ABC, ESPN and NFL Network
What the NFL Draft Props Say
Have a look at the current NFL Draft props. Within you may draw conclusions about the Chico State to LSU transfer, so we have laid out some key props to consider here:
Total Number of Quarterbacks Selected in the Top 10 of the First Round?
The OVER/UNDER on the number of QBs selected to go in the first round is set at 4, with a price of -225 in favor of the OVER. The OVER/UNDER of the number of QBs to go in the top ten is set at 3.5, with -600 in favor of the UNDER. Will Burrow be among the three in the top ten? Absolutely!
Total Number of LSU Players Selected in the First Round?
The OVER/UNDER on this unique prop is set at 4.5, with -200 in favor of the OVER. Will Burrow be among those LSU players? Of course – he’ll be the first off all LSU players to get drafted.
Who Will Be the 3rd Overall Pick in the NFL Draft?
You need to be able to read between the lines on this betting line. The sportsbook has posted this prop to include Jeffrey Okudah (+130), Tua Tagovaiola (+150), Chase Young (+450), Isaiah Simmons (+750) among the top four to go third. Why no Burrow? Because Vegas knows he’ll go before, in the number one or two slot.
At press, Joe Burrow is conspicuously absent from Draft position props. What can you infer from this? The sportsbook doesn’t want to simply hand over money (you have to fight for it, just a little) by putting Joe Burrow’s name there as the top pick – which they seem to consider it as a foregone conclusion. But is that enough to make an accurate projection? Not on it’s own. Keep reading.
What The NFL Experts Have to Say
Many bettors place a lot of stock in what the sports media experts have to say, especially when it comes to a somewhat more predictable (vs games) NFL Draft. Let’s look at three who have a darn good track record at picking the NFL Draft’s top ten:
- Zach Buckley at Bleacher Report #1 Pick by the Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow
- Walter Football at WalterFootball.com #1 Pick by the Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow
- Chris Trapasso at CBS Sports #1 Pick by the Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow
Three top experts have all picked Joe Burrow to go numero uno in the 2020 NFL Draft. View the complete breakdown of their top ten expert picks here.
What Our Editor Has to Say
We’ve reviewed the props and the NFL insider expert picks, both of which point to Joe Burrow suiting up for Cincinnati this coming September. Now we look to one more expert – our own Ryan Simpson:
“Unless Joe Burrow explicitly says that he’s not going to play if he’s drafted by Cincinnati, expect the LSU product to be the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.”
View the complete top ten breakdown of Ryan Simpson’s NFL Mock Draft projections here.
There’s no way we’re going against the grain on this one. Joe Burrow will be the number one pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Hope he likes Ohio.
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