2023-2024 NFL Odds After Crazy First Round of Draft
Well, that first night of the 2023 NFL Draft was kinda nuts, right?
Even though, it began precisely as I expected.
I called C.J. Stroud going No. 2 to the Texans a week ago, when everyone else had their doubts, although I did miss Anthony Richardson by one pick. I thought some team would trade up to grab him third; instead, he went No. 4 to the Colts.
After that, there were trades galore, certain mock draft top-20 selections, like Kentucky QB Will Levis, fell out of the first round, and other franchises made puzzling picks.
For example: What the hell were the Lions thinking on both of their two picks in the first round?
Those are serious reaches, Detroit dudes, but, in fairness, the Motor City boys have been crafty drafters over the last couple of years, so we’ll see.
Now, let’s take a look at, first, who the betting favorites
2023 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Odds to Win
RB Bijan Robinson, Falcons (+350)
QB Bryce Young, Panthers (+500)
QB C.J. Stroud, Texans (+650)
WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Seahawks (+700)
RB Jahmyr Gibbs, Lions (+900)
QB Anthony Richardson, Colts (+1000)
WR Jordan Addison, Vikings (+1600)
WR Zay Flowers, Ravens (+2000)
WR Quentin Johnston, Chargers (+2000)
If I’m a gamblin’ man, with solid odds, I’m going with either Smith-Njigba – Seattle QB Geno Smith is gonna love this guy – or Richardson. Who knows, but he could win the award just like his predecessor, and to whom he’s often compared: Cam Newton (won in 2011).
Now let’s look at the latest Super Bowl odds following the first round.
I’m telling you right now the Eagles are winning this thing next year.
They had an A-grade first-round draft, adding two Georgia defensive studs in controversial tackle Jalen Carter and edge rusher Nolan Smith.
Hey, NFL teams, have fun trying to stop the (pardon the pun) Bulldog-rushing of those two, coupled with another Georgia alum, DT Jordan Davis. Haason Reddick leads that charge and that defense is going to be a nightmare this year.
FanDuel bettors believe that the 2024 Super Bowl is going to be a rematch of this past February’s thriller.
I think it’s going to be the Bills or Bengals in the Super Bowl next year (the 58th on Feb. 11, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada) but I’m calling the Eagles right now to win their second NFL championship – after four previous appearances.
FanDuel Sportsbook’s Super Bowl LVIII (2024) Winner
Kansas City Chiefs +600
Philadelphia Eagles +850
Buffalo Bills +900
San Francisco 49ers +950
Cincinnati Bengals +1000
Dallas Cowboys +1400
New York Jets +1400
Baltimore Ravens +1800
Detroit Lions +2200
Jacksonville Jaguars +2500
Los Angeles Chargers +2500
Miami Dolphins +2500
Cleveland Browns +2800
Denver Broncos +3500
New Orleans Saints +3500
Green Bay Packers +4000
Minnesota Vikings +4000
New York Giants +4400
Seattle Seahawks +4500
Las Vegas Raiders +5500
Carolina Panthers +5500