The following are my bets on the draft this year, in the order I put them on… interested to see what the rest of you folks have done.
- Jalen Ramsey to be the first pick, £20 @ 5-1
- Over 2.5 QBs to be drafted in the first round, £66 @ 8-11
- Will Fuller first WR to be drafted, £18 @ 11-2
- Over 0.5 TEs to be drafted in the first round, £25 @ 3-1
- Jared Goff to be the first pick, £60 @ 4-6
Bets 2 and 5 I am confident about and they would give me a profit. Not huge, but a profit.
Bets 3 and 4 have a chance and would be a nice bonus
Bet 1 has no chance…
1 - I like Jalen Ramsey. I think he is a really good, Tyrone Mathieu type of do everything in the back field player. I backed him a few weeks back, when Laremy Tunsil was still the bookies’ favourite and I was looking around for someone to oppose the favourite with. After the two big trades at the top of the draft I realise this bet ain’t coming in! Actually now, I would like him to slip a few spots so I can maybe get a nice price on him for Defensive Rookie of the Year !
2 - this was also a couple of weeks back, at the time I thought Goff and Wentz would go top 10, and there was a decent chance that one of Cook / Hackenberg / Lynch would also go round 1. This one now seems very likely to come in - all the recent drafts have had Lynch as a late first rounder
3 - I like Will Fuller. From the film I have seen since the draft build up, he seems like a joint best WR with Laquon Treadwell. I don’t quite get why Treadwell is the consensus favourite, so I am happy being on Fuller at 11-2 rather than Treadwell at odds on. The last four NFL.com mock drafts I’ve seen, one had Fuller as the first WR, another had him second, so I am still holding out hope!
4 - Last ten years: seven of those years, a TE went in round 1
(2006 Vernon Davis, 2007 Greg Olsen, 2008 Dustin Keller, 2009 Brandon Pettigrew, 2010 Jermaine Gresham, 2013 Tyler Eifert, 2014 Eric Ebron) - which suggests it should generally be an odds-on shot. Actually, it is currently 3-1. This looks a reasonable bet, especially as one single guy, Hunter Henry, has been the head and shoulders clear best TE prospect ever since the dust settled on the Superbowl. I just need one team late in the first round to bite…
5 - I did this bet a couple of hours after the Philly trade up to pick 2 was announced. I did some quick research and went #TeamGoff . The odds have moved in since and suggest that I guessed right. Fingers crossed!