Quarterback Joe Burrow is the overwhelming favorite to be taken first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals according to the 2020 NFL Draft odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, but who will follow the LSU product as the second quarterback selected when the event gets underway on Thursday night via league-wide video conference?
That seems to be a race between Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert, with the former Alabama quarterback at -160 odds to be the second QB drafted on Thursday night and his Oregon counterpart a step back of him at +110 on that board. The longer shot is Jordan Love of Utah State, who sits well back at +2800 odds to be the second quarterback selected.
Tagovailoa was touted as a potential first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft early in the college football season, but Burrow’s ascension and Tagovailoa’s season-ending hip injury combined to push him down the rankings. Still, the Miami Dolphins with the fifth-overall pick are expected to have great interest in a quarterback, with Tagovailoa potentially in their sights.
That has Tagovailoa listed at short +150 odds at online betting sites to be the fifth overall selection on Thursday night, with third overall at +400 odds. The Detroit Lions own the third overall pick, but could trade down and give that selection to a team in need of a quarterback.
Beyond the quarterbacks, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young has a draft position OVER/UNDER listed at 2.5, with the UNDER the heavy -400 favorite and the OVER the +250 underdog. The Washington Redskins hold the second overall pick on Thursday night. Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah is then the +150 favorite to be taken third overall on Thursday.
There is also an OVER/UNDER of 5.5 wide receivers getting drafted in the first round, with the OVER the small -160 favorite, and an OVER/UNDER of 1.5 running backs getting selected in the first round, with the UNDER a clear -650 favorite on that prop wager. The OVER/UNDER for quarterbacks is set at 4, with the OVER the -165 favorite on that line.
The 2020 NFL Draft was scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, but concerns over the coronavirus pandemic have forced the league instead to do the entire draft online. That has led to NFL odds on the logistics of the event, including a -500 betting line on any draftee experiencing technical difficulties. The No side is an underdog +225 on that draft wager. You can also find +300 odds on a first-round draftee putting on the wrong team hat on Thursday.