While there isn’t many positives to think about when it comes to the NFL with the lockout in full swing, the draft will somehow still be held from April 28-30 in New York City as scheduled. The draft looks like the only way that NFL betting players can get their fix, and here is a look at a couple of NFL props at BetUs:
Who Will Have More Players Picked In The First Round?
By this, we mean the number of offensive and defensive players, and right, the early signs are pointing to this being a defense-first draft. Players like Alabama’s Marcell Dareus, Clemson’s Da’Quan Bowers, LSU’s Patrick Peterson, Texas A&M’s Von Miller and Auburn’s Nick Fairley are all assured of being in the top 10, and there is a slew of other prospects slated to be in the second half of the first round. There are definitely some great offensive prospects, but for pure volume, defense looks like the way to go.
Who Will Be The First Quarterback Selected?
This could be the most interesting prop of the night when it comes to the draft as there are a number of pivots who could go in the first round. Right now, it looks like a race between Auburn’s Cam Newton, who led the Tigers to the BCS title while winning the Heisman, and Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert, who played a spread in college like Newton, but ran a pro-style offense in high school and looks more comfortable dropping back. But there is also Washington’s Jake Locker, who many had as the No.1 quarterback before the college football season started, Florida State’s Christian Ponder, TCU’s Andy Dalton and Arkansas’ Ryan Mallett, who has a cannon for an arm, along with some character issues. It’ll likely be Newton, who has the most upside of any prospect, or Gabbert, who would be the most pro-ready right now. Andrew Luck would have gone first had he decided to leave Stanford, but with Luck staying in school, it opens up the door for an intriguing quarterback race.