Yesterday we broke down some of the props we liked in the first round. Lets find some more betting opportunities to capitalize on in this years draft.
Top 32 Pick
Kadarius Toney (-121 at DraftKings)
This years draft is loaded with the top end receiving talent and we will see at least three of them taken in the first 15 picks or so, but that doesn't mean the cupboard is bare after that. The former Florida Gator is an intriguing prospect with blazing speed and game breaking abilities. He has some negatives as well, as he needs to improve his route running and separating in tight man coverage, but he is a prototype for todays NFL slot and also a dangerous kick returner in the open field. I could see some team like the Saints adding him late in the first round, giving Sean Payton another toy to play with in a offense already loaded with playmakers, Toney could be another swiss army knife pick in New Orleans.
First Defensive Lineman Taken
Kwity Paye (+125 at DraftKings)
Jaelin Phillips is unquestionably an athletic freak and has all the measurables that NFL teams covet, but his injury history and the fact that he has already "retired" from football once, will make teams think twice about drafting him. Enter Kwity Paye, the Michigan standout doesn't have all the athletic talent of Phillips, but pop in the tape and you see a guy that doesn't quit. I know "high motor" is over used but he is the very definition of it. While you may not get the most "athletic" specimen, you will get a guy that works at his craft and is motivated by his path to the league.
First Non-Quaterback Taken
Kyle Pitts (-150 at DraftKings)
You can tell by yesterdays article, I'm all in on Kyle Pitts. The former Gator tight end is a once in a decade prospect at his position. He is a matchup nightmare that every offensive coordinator dreams of drawing up plays around. Some people including myself think he is the best prospect in this draft regardless of position. There is no doubt in my mind he will be the first non-quarterback taken.
Mr. Irrelevant Position
Defense (+100 at DraftKings)
Mr. Irrelevant is the last player selected each year in the draft and if you don't the story behind it, then you should. The town of Newport Beach celebrates the last player drafted all week. They go to Disneyland, have a golf tournament, a regatta, a roast of the player, and award him the Lowsman Trophy, a pun on the Heisman. This years pick belongs to the Tampa Buccaneers and I wanted to take the big plus money on a special teams player, but the Bucs are all set there as they resigned Ryan Succop, have a long snapper in place and are all set at punter. They brought back the whole offense and have solid depth, so I went with the plus money Defensive pick and say they grab a high energy defender that could make the team by performing on special teams.
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