With the Cincinnati Bengals already on record as taking former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick and Washington set to nab Ohio State superstar defensive end Chase Young with the second overall pick, the question begs to be asked. Will more offensive players be drafted in the first round or will more defensive players be taken in the opening round of the upcoming 2020 NFL draft? Let’s see the matchups and 2020 NFL Draft Odds.
2020 NFL Draft Odds First Round Picks for Offensive, Defensive Players, Big-10, Alabama, Big-12 & Pac-12
In addition to that, let’s find out whether more players from the Big Ten or perennially-powerful Alabama will be picked in the first round. Last, but not least, I’m going to make a prediction on whether the Big 12 or Pac-12 will see more of their players picked in the opening stanza of this year’s draft. With a trio of chances to boost the NFL betting bankroll, let’s get started.
More First Round Picks Offensive vs Defensive Players
- Offensive Players -200
- Defensive Players +150
Headlined by Burrow and Young, I’ve got the top 10 picks in this year’s draft being split evenly among offensive and defensive players, although I have 10 of the first 16 players being picked as offensive prospects. In the end however, I have the opening round featuring a dead-even 16 offensive and defensive players going off the board in Round 1, though I’m leaning toward more offensive players being picked than defensive.
2020 NFL Draft Prediction: Offensive Players
More First Round Picks Big-10 vs Alabama
- Big 10 Players -185
- Alabama Players +145
Headed up by former Ohio State defensive end Chase Young and followed up quickly by teammate Jeffrey Okudah, I’ve got six Big Ten players going in the opening round to top the 5.5 player total for this wager. As far as the Alabama Crimson Tide are concerned, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be a top 5 pick, while tackle Jedrick Wills will likely go inside the top 10. Wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and fellow wideout Henry Ruggs will be the next Alabama players taken in the first round while safety Xavier McKinney will be the fifth and final Alabama player to be selected in the first round. Play the Big 10 in this draft odds wager!
2020 NFL Draft Prediction: Big Ten
2020 NFL Draft Odds More First Round Picks Big-12 vs Pac-12
- Big 12 Players -½ -240
- Pac-12 Players +½ +165
When it comes to the Big 12, Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb leads a group of players from the Big 12 that will go off the board in the opening round. Former Sooners teammate and linebacker Kenneth Murray is expected to go somewhere around the 20th overall selection. TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock and TCU wideout Jalen Reagor are also projected to go in the opening round, making it four players from the Big 12 to go in Round 1. When it comes to the Pac-12, I’ve got three players going in the opening round, including former Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, Colorado wide receiver Laviska Shenault and USC tackle Austin Jackson. Go with the Big 12 in this one NFL betting buffs!
2020 NFL Draft Prediction: Big 12