Ahead of the NFL draft beginning Thursday in Chicago, online sportsbook Bovada has released updated odds for the event.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is listed as the favorite to be drafted No. 1 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 1/15 odds, while Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is second at 6/1. "Any other player" receives 15/1 odds for the top pick.
Mariota is the favorite for the No. 2 pick, which the Tennessee Titans own, at 1/5 odds. Next is Florida linebacker Dante Fowler, Jr., at 15/2, USC defensive end Leonard Williams at 3/1 and Winston at 12/1. "Any other player" receives 9/1 odds for the No. 2 pick.
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Bovada has also set over/unders for the numbers of running backs and wide receivers that will be selected. The service has also set odds on draft positions for Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper, West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White, Georgia running back Todd Gurley, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and Fowler.
How many running backs will be selected in the first round?
Over: 1½ (-400, 1/4)
Under: 1½ (+250, 5/2)
How many wide receivers will be selected in the first round?
Draft Position: Amari Cooper
Draft Position: Kevin White
Draft Position: Todd Gurley
Draft Position: Melvin Gordon
Draft Position: Dante Fowler
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