Winners And Losers In Prop Bets For Round 2 Of 2020 NFL Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft set viewing and betting records, and bookmakers were able to continue adding prop bets leading right up to the draft. There were winners and losers following an unprecedented Round 1 that was done virtually from the homes of teams coaches and executives.

William Hill had more than 100 props offered in Nevada, and even more unique props in New Jersey, where leading revenue operator FanDuel also offered 5 main categories of NFL Draft propositions, labeled “Player Props” by the sportsbook.

The interest soared along with more props. Nevada was first able to offer wagering on the NFL Draft in 2017, and William Hill had just 10 props. Same for New Jersey in its first year taking bets for last year’s NFL Draft. Now they both have more than 100 props offered. And bettors dug in.

“Nevada’s handle for this draft is around five times bigger versus other years,” William Hill Director of Trading Nick Bogdanovich said in a press release. “It’s the equivalent of a Thursday Night Football game.”

While Round 1 draws the most interest and has more props, Rounds 2-3 had fans and bettors interest and some of the over/under draft position numbers were reset.

“People really love the draft, there’s just so much interest surrounding it,” Bogdanovich said.

I posted some of the Round 2 player props along with a recap of Round 1 in an article at Offshore Gaming Association.

Following the 2020 NFL Draft, many analysts, beat reports and fans will have opinions on which teams were winners and losers in the NFL Draft. That includes for the Las Vegas Raiders, who drew pretty good grades from the teams local reporters despite not having any picks in Rounds 5, 6 or 7. However, others questioned some of the Raiders picks and made it harder to justify some of the selections received from the Pro Bowl linebacker Khalil Mack trade to the Bears in 2018.

Here were some of the differences in player draft position in Round 2 from offshore operator BetOnline compared to William Hill‘s original draft position.

QB Jacob Eason:     52.5 (Over -175)
QB Jalen Hurts:       51.5 (Over -190)
QB Jake Fromm:     70.5 (Over -220)
RB D’Andre Swift:   38.5 (Over -240)
RB Jonathan Taylor: 44.5 (Over -160)
RB JK Dobbins:       50.5 (Under -150)
WR Tee Higgins:      41.5 (Under -125)
WR Denzel Mims:    39.5 (Under -175)
TE Cole Kmet:         43.5 (Over -180)

Just prior to the NFL Draft, the over/under draft position for players expected to go in Round 2 or 3 were as follows at William Hill:

QB Jacob Eason: 57.5 – 4th Round
QB Jalen Hurts: 62.5
QB Jake Fromm: 72.5 – 5th Round
RB Jonathan Taylor: 36.5
RB JK Dobbins: 49.5
RB Cam Akers: 71.5
WR Tee Higgins 34.5
WR Laviska Shenault, Jr.: 45.5
WR Michael Pittman: 52.5
TE: Adam Trautman: 66.5

I added a chart with the entire Round 2 and 3 picks and some of the over/under draft position props that were available on select players.

Round 2 Pick Team Player, POS College Draft O/U Prop
33 Cincinnati Bengals Tee Higgins, WR Clemson 34.5 (-110)
34 Indianapolis Colts Michael Pittman, WR USC 52.5 (-110)
35 Detroit Lions D’Andre Swift, RB Georgia 32.5 (-110)
36 New York Giants Xavier McKinney, S Alabama 24.5 (-110)
37 New England Kyle Dugger, S Lenoir-Rhyne Division II
38 Carolina Panthers Yetur Gross-Matos, DE Penn State 26.5 (-110)
39 Miami Dolphins Robert Hunt, OT Louisiana Laf
40 Houston Texans Ross Blacklock, DT TCU 31.5 (-110)
41 Indianapolis Colts Jonathan Taylor, RB Wisconsin 36.5 (-110)
42 Jacksonville Jaguars Laviska Shenault, WR Colorado 45.5 (-110)
43 Chicago Bears Cole Kmet, TE Notre Dame 43.5 (O -180)
44 Cleveland Browns Grant Delpit, S LSU
45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Antoine Winfield, Jr., S Minnesota 43.5 (-110)
46 Denver Broncos KJ Hamler, WR Penn State
47 Atlanta Falcons Marlon Davidson, DE Auburn
48 Seattle Seahawks Darrell Taylor, DE Tennessee
49 Pittsburgh Steelers Chase Claypool, WR Notre Dame
50 Chicago Bears Jaylon Johnson, CB Utah
51 Dallas Cowboys Trevon Diggs, CB Alabama
52 Los Angeles Rams Cam Akers, RB Florida State 71.5 (-110)
53 Philadelphia Eagles Jalen Hurts, QB Oklahoma 62.5 (-110)
54 Buffalo Bills AJ Epenesa, DE Iowa
55 Baltimore Ravens J.K. Dobbins (J’Kaylin), RB Ohio State 49.5 (-110)
56 Miami Dolphins Raekwon Davis, DT Alabama
57 Los Angeles Rams Van Jefferson, WR Florida
58 Minnesota Vikings Ezra Cleveland, OT Boise State
59 New York Jets Denzel Mims, WR Baylor 39.5 (U -175)
60 New England Patriots Josh Uche, LB Michigan
61 Tennessee Titans Kristian Fulton, CB LSU
62 Green Bay Packers AJ Dillon, RB Boston College
63 Kansas City Chiefs Willie Gay, Jr., LB Mississippi State
64 Carolina Panthers Jeremy Chinn, S So. Illinois
Round 3
65 Cincinnati Bengals Logan Wilson, LB Wyoming
66 Washington Redskins Antonio Gibson, WR – RB Memphis
67 Detroit Lions Julian Okwara, LB Notre Dame
68 New York Jets Ashtyn Davis, S California
69 Seattle Seahawks Damien Lewis, G LSU
70 Miami Dolphins Brondon Jones, S Texas
71 Baltimore Ravens Justin Madubuike, DT Texas A&M
72 Arizona Cardinals Josh Jones, OT Houston
73 Jacksonville Jaguars Devon Hamilton, DE Ohio State
74 New Orleans Saints Zack Baun, LB Wisconsin
75 Detroit Lions Jonah Jackson, G Ohio State
76 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB Vanderbilt
77 Denver Broncos Michael Ojemudia, CB Iowa
78 Atlanta Falcons Matt Hennessy, C Temple
79 New York Jets Jabari Zuniga, DE Florida
80 Las Vegas Raiders Lynn Bowden, Jr., WR KR Kentucky
81 Las Vegas Raiders Bryan Edwards, WR South Carolina
82 Dallas Cowboys Neville Gallimore, DT Oklahoma
83 Denver Broncos Floyd Cushenberry III, C LSU
84 Los Angeles Rams Terrell Lewis, LB Alabama
85 Indianapolis Colts Julian Blackmon, S Utah
86 Buffalo Bills Zack Moss, RB Utah
87 New England Patriots Afernee Jennings, S Alabama
88 New Orleans Saints Jordan Elliott, DE Missouri
89 Minnesota Vikings Cameron Dantzler, CB Mississippi State
90 Houston Texans Jonathan Greenard, LB Florida
91 New England Patriots Devin Asiasi, TE UCLA
92 Baltimore Ravens Devin Duvernay, WR Texas
93 Tennessee Titans Darrynton Evans, RB Appalachian State
94 Green Bay Packers Josiah Deguara, TE Cincinnati
95 Denver Broncos McTelvin Agim, DT Arkansas
96 Kansas City Chiefs Lucas Niang, OT TCU
97 Cleveland Browns Jacob Phillips, LB LSU Picks 97 to 106 are
98 Baltimore Ravens Malik Harrison, LB Ohio State compensetory picks of R3
99 New York Giants Matt Peart, OT Connecticut
100 Las Vegas Raiders Tanner Muse, S Clemson
101 New England Patriots Dalton Keene, TE, FB Virginia Tech
102 Pittsburgh Steelers Alex Highsmith, LB Charlotte
103 Philadelphia Eagles Davion Taylor, LB Colorado
104 Los Angeles Rams Terrell Burgess, S Utah
105 New Orleans Saints Adam Trautman, TE Dayton
106 Baltimore Ravens Tyree Phillips, OT Mississippi State

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Author: FairwayJay

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