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2020 NFL Combine Prop Bets: Chase Young out, who gets the biggest combine bump and more

NFL: FEB 25 Scouting Combine Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The bench presses for wide receivers, tight ends and quarterbacks happened yesterday, but today is the big day as they get out on the field.

We’ll have the full coverage today, but Justin has his final look at prop bets to help you win some beer money.

Here is everything for the bets.

ODDS TO RUN THE FASTEST 40-YARD DASH

1. Henry Ruggs III - Alabama: 4/1
2. KJ Hamler - Penn State: 7/1
3. Noah Igbinoghene - Auburn: 9/1
4. Damon Arnette - Ohio State: 15/1
5. Devin Duvernay - Texas 15/1
6. Jeff Thomas - Miami: 16/1
7. Cameron Dantzler - Miss St: 17/1
8. Jerry Jeudy - Alabama: 18/1
9. Jalen Reagor - TCU: 19/1
10. CeeDee Lamb - Oklahoma: 35/1
11. Antonio Gibson - Memphis: 35/1
12. Brandon Aiyuk - Arizona State: 60/1
13. D’Andre Swift - Georgia: 150/1
14. JK Dobbins - Ohio State: 250/1
15. Jonathan Taylor - Wisconsin: 500/1

Ruggs is constantly hyped as a contender to break the 40-yard dash record, so if he doesn’t win this bet it’ll seem like an upset. Four-to-one (4/1) won’t win you much though, so if you’re looking for value, take Jeff Thomas at 16/1. He weighed in Monday at a sleek 170 pounds, while another good contender, Jalen Reagor, came in at 206, about 12 pounds heavier than listed.

OVER/UNDER Fastest 40 Yard Dash (record is John Ross 4.22): 4.27.5 o/u

Tough number considering another site was giving us 4.29. Since 2000, 15 players have run 4.29 or better, but only 6 have hit 4.27 or better. Taking the “under” here makes me sweat a little more than at 4.29 but I’ll buy the Ruggs hype and hang in at under 4.27.5.

OVER/UNDER Most Bench press reps: 36.5

Once again, we had a better number at 38.5 on another site, and I felt good about the “under.” Thirty-seven (37) players have benched 37 reps or more since 2000, and 16 of those fell into the 37-38 rep range. I’ll go with the “over” here, basically betting that our 2020 leader falls right between 36 and 39 reps.

CHASE YOUNG

1. Over/Under Bench Press Reps: 27.5
2. Over/Under 40 Yard Dash: 4.63
3. Over/Under Broad Jump: 10’6”
4. Over/Under Vert Jump: 36.5

Young will not take part in combine drills this week, so scratch these.

ODDS TO RUN THE FASTEST QB 40 “Lamar Jackson Award”

1. Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma: 1/3
2. Steven Montez, QB, Colorado: 7/1
3. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State: 14/1
4. Tua, Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama: 25/1 (*not expected to run)
5. FIELD: 50/1

Interesting name they’ve given this bet, considering Lamar Jackson didn’t run the 40 in 2018. But I digress. Hurts is obviously the odds-on favorite, but if you want true value, take the field at 50/1. Brian Lewerke and Kelly Bryant are invited and should run faster than Love and Montez. Tua shouldn’t even be a consideration.

ODDS TO RUN THE SLOWEST QB 40 “Tom Brady Award”

1. Kevin Davidson, QB, Princeton: 6/1
2. Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa: 7/1
3. James Morgan, QB, Florida International: 7/1
4. Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia: 9/1
5. Jacob Eason, QB, Washington: 9/1
6. Jake Luton, QB, Oregon State: 10/1
7. Shea Patterson, QB, Michigan: 14/1
8. FIELD: 3/1

While the field is the favorite, these guys are all worthy challengers except for Patterson. So give me the 10/1 value of 6’6” 224 pound Jake Luton.

ODDS TO BE THE PLAYER WHO MAKES THE BIGGEST GAIN IN DANIEL JEREMIAH’S NFL.COM TOP 50 AFTER THE COMBINE

1. K’Lavon Chaisson - LSU: 9/1
2. Kristian Fulton - LSU: 10/1
3. KJ Hamler - PSU: 14/1
4. Trevon Diggs - Alabama: 15/1
5. Michael Pittman - USC: 15/1
6. JK Dobbins - OSU: 17/1
7. Jacob Eason - Washington: 18/1
8. AJ Epenesa - Iowa: 18/1
9. Jake Fromm - Georgia: 20/1
10. FIELD: 3/2

I like Chaisson here. He’s ranked 26th as of Monday 2/24, and is expected to be an outstanding tester. He’s also viewed as a pass rush prospect, so positional value will help boost his ranking. If the LSU product tests as expected, I could easily see Jeremiah “going back to the tape” and planting Chaisson in the top 10. Hamler and Dobbins will run well, so they’re good value here if you want to try for a better return.

RUN RICH RUN

1. Rich Eisen 40 time: 5.99 O/U
2. Odds Eisen runs under 6.0 seconds: 5/6
3. Odds Rich Eisen Falls During the Run: 75/1

Give me the “over” on the 50-year old Eisen this year, but he won’t fall down. He’s done this a million times now.

Primary Color of Rich Eisen’s Running Shoes

1. Purple: 4/1 (a nod to Kobe Bryant)
2. Blue: 5/1
3. Red: 6/1
4. Gold/Yellow: 7/1
5. Silver: 11/1
6. White: 15/1
7. Neon Green: 60/1
8. FIELD: 4/1

I feel like I have to go with Kobe. It’s the favorite for a reason.