Jared Goff Now Massive Favorite to Be #1 Pick

BERKELEY, CA – NOVEMBER 28: Jared Goff #16 of the California Golden Bears drops back to pass against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the second half of their NCAA football game at California Memorial Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Thearon W. Henderson Getty Images North America

The first two picks of the NFL draft are a foregone conclusion if offshore oddsmakers have it right. 

Jared Goff will become a member of the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night, according to the oddsmakers. The Golden Bears quarterback has pulled away on the odds to be the first overall selection at this year NFL Draft at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, sitting as the -850 favorite on those betting props. North Dakota State’s Carson Wentz, meanwhile, is now a +500 underdog on those odds and presumably a future employee of the Philadelphia Eagles, who own the second pick in the NFL Draft thanks to last week’s trade with Cleveland.

As well, the OVER/UNDER for the number of quarterbacks taken in the first round is set at 2.5 at the sportsbooks, with the OVER the -1200 favorite and Memphis’s Paxton Lynch along with Michigan State’s Connor Cook other potential first-round QBs.

The OVER/UNDER for first-round running backs for Thursday is at 1.5, while for first-round wide receivers is at 3.5.

NFL Draft – First Overall Selection Odds

Jared Goff -850

Carson Wentz +500

Field (Any Other Player) +5000

Quarterbacks Drafted in First Round

Over 2.5 Quarterbacks -1200

Under 2.5 Quarterbacks +650

Running Backs Drafted in First Round

Over 1.5 Running Backs +260

Under 1.5 Running Backs -350

Wide Receivers Drafted in First Round

Over 3.5 Wide Receivers +110

Under 3.5 Wide Receivers -140

Written by Clay Travis

OutKick founder, host and author. He's presently banned from appearing on both CNN and ESPN because he’s too honest for both.


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