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Isaiah Simmons Draft Position Betting Odds

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Apr/21/2020

You can bet on when Isaiah Simmons will be picked in the 2020 NFL Draft.  The OVER 6.5 is at 4/6 and UNDER at 6/5.

Vinny Iyer of Sporting News writes of Simmons:

"Simmons seemed to be all over the field at all times in college with great speed and range. He gets everywhere in a hurry, from rushing the passer to moving laterally to get in ideal coverage positions. He posted 104 tackles, 7 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss and 3 interceptions in 15 games during his final college season."

Simmons is the 1/20 favorite to be drafted in the Top 10, and most likely in the Top 5, where his odds are a little more easy to wager on at 6/5.

He is just shy of a 2/1 favorite to go to the Giants, followed by the Panthers (2/1) and Lions (3/1).

FanDuel has the Panthers as the new favorite to land Simmons at +185.

Jason Schandl of FanDuel notes: “That +185 line tells us more than just that the Panthers could be his most likely landing spot. It also tells us that the situation is still very much up in the air, since even the favorites are getting long-shot odds.”

FanDuel has the Giants paying $25 for every $10 bet, but you need to live in one of the four states where FanDuel operates in order to bet them online: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana and West Virginia.

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN Analysis: "The Giants should take an offensive tackle with one of their first two picks, but I wouldn't pass on Simmons, who has rare athleticism and versatility. Stick him at outside linebacker and let him chase down ball carriers, rush the passer and cover tight ends. Simmons never has to leave the field. New coach Joe Judge will love him."

Todd McShay, ESPN Analysis: "New York has three options in my mind here at No. 4: The Giants can trade out of it, they can look at one of the excellent offensive tackles on the board or they can draft Simmons as a do-it-all linebacker. General manager Dave Gettleman will hear some interesting offers, but because I'm not doing the same with this mock, I'm going with Simmons. Remember, the Giants allowed 28.2 points per game last season, third worst in the NFL."

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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