We are still over a month away from the NFL Draft and the news and reports flying around could not be any crazier. It is sheer and utter chaos.
A lot of that chaos revolves around the Arizona Cardinals and the #1 overall draft pick. Going into the offseason, Nick Bosa has been the heavy favorite to get drafted by the Cards to form a formidable pass rushing duo with Chandler Jones.
But the tides have turned.
FanDuel, a very popular sports betting site, now has Kyler Murray with the same exact odds of being taken first overall as Bosa. They are both a +110 in the FanDuel Sportsbook. The third closest player is Quinnen Williams at a distant +450. FanDuel also has Murray falling out of the top 6 at -500. Given that these line setters are rarely wrong (they make a ton of money for a reason), it’s safe to say that Murray will likely be a top five pick.
BetOnline.com, another sports gambling site, has Murray with even greater odds of being taken first overall. They have him at a -200, while Bosa is at a +150. Needless to say, they are all in on Murray to the Cards. That has shifted drastically over the past couple of weeks. On February 19th, they had Bosa as the heavy favorite at -200 and Murray was a +300.
Everything right now is all conjecture and teams and agents are leaking info strategically, trying to best position themselves for when the draft actually arrives. Nobody truly knows what is going to happen. Keep in mind, these are the odds of Murray being the first pick in the draft, not necessarily being the pick of the Cardinals. If the Cardinals trade the pick, it could be a different team that moved up to take Murray in that spot.
But for now, if you are a betting person, it may be wise to get your bets in on Murray being the first player off the board.