Bet on Each Player to be Picked First for Each Position in the NFL Draft

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Don Shapiro
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BetUS has prop bets for the 2023 NFL Draft that include the first player for each position to be selected.


Who Will Be the First Running Back to be Selected - NFL Draft?

Bijan Robinson is not a good bet.  That's because he is such a massive favorite (-10000) as arguably the best running back in this year's Draft, there is little value in wagering on him.

Better value can be found on the team to draft Robinson first.  In this case, the Atlanta Falcons are the favorites with a payout of $20 for every $10 bet.

Thu, Apr 27, 2023 EST
Rot     2023 NFL Draft - 1st Running Back Drafted     Moneyline
1101     Bijan Robinson         -10000
1102     Jahmyr Gibbs         +1000
1103     Zach Charbonnet         +7500
1104     Tyjae Spears         +9000
1105     Tank Bigsby         +10000
All wagers have action.

Who Will Be the First Wide Receiver to be Picked - 2023 NFL Draft?

Jaxon Smith-Njigba comes in as the -350 favorite here.  That's a doable and likely winnable wager.

In his college career, the former Ohio State Buckeyes receiver recorded 110 receptions for 1,698 yards and 10 touchdowns over the course of 23 games.

"This guy is going to lead the league in receptions at some point in his first three or four years," Fox Sports color commentator Joel Klatt said on 'The Joel Klatt Show: A College Football Podcast' recently.  "If an offensive coordinator is worth their soul at all, I think he has 75 catches as a rookie," Klatt said. "If he's got a great quarterback, which in this instance it would be a rookie in C.J. Stroud, so I don't think he would get to the mark that I'm about to say. But, let's just say, sake of argument, Smith-Njigba goes to some place with a veteran quarterback. I think he'd have 90 catches in his first year. He's that good."

Rot     2023 NFL Draft - 1st Wide Receiver Drafted     Moneyline
1201     Jaxon Smith-Njigba         -350
1202     Zay Flowers         +450
1203     Quentin Johnston         +950
1204     Jordan Addison         +700
1205     Jalin Hyatt         +3000
All wagers have action.

Who Will Be the First Tight End to be Picked - 2023 NFL Draft?

This one gets more competitive between Michael Mayer and Dalton Kincaid, both of whom are technically favorites at between +120 and +140 odds.

Rot     2023 NFL Draft - 1st Tight End Drafted     Moneyline
1301     Michael Mayer         -140
1302     Dalton Kincaid         +120
1303     Darnell Washington         +950
1304     Luke Musgrave         +7400
1305     Sam LaPorta         +7300
All wagers have action.

Who Will Be the First Offensive Lineman to be Picked - 2023 NFL Draft?

Rot     2023 NFL Draft - 1st Offensive Lineman Drafted     Moneyline
1401     Paris Johnson Jr.         -150
1402     Peter Skoronski         +140
1403     Broderick Jones         +600
1404     Darnell Wright         +450
1405     Anton Harrison         +5000
All wagers have action.

Who Will Be the First Cornerback to be Picked - 2023 NFL Draft?

While  Devon Witherspoon might be the -210 favorite, don't overlook Christian Gonzalez.  His payout potential is $160 on a $100 bet. contributor Brad Spielberger believes Gonzalez is the right option here.

"I think Christian Gonzalez is the pick here, for sure. I don't know why this market keeps swinging back and forth. I know a lot of it is tied to mock drafts. A lot of it is tied to, oh, Devin Witherspoon can eat glass with Dan Campbell and all these picture perfect things.  I would be shocked. I would be downright shocked if it's not Christian Gonzalez first."

Rot     2023 NFL Draft - 1st Cornerback Drafted     Moneyline
1501     Christian Gonzalez         +160
1502     Devon Witherspoon         -210
1503     Joey Porter Jr.         +1800
1504     Brian Branch         +4000
1505     Deonte Banks         +3500
1507     Emmanuel Forbes         +3500
All wagers have action.

Who Will Be the First Defensive Player to be Picked - 2023 NFL Draft?

Rot     2023 NFL Draft - 1st Defensive Player Drafted     Moneyline
1601     Will Anderson Jr.         -180
1602     Jalen Carter         +800
1603     Tyree Wilson         +150
1604     Christian Gonzalez         +3000
1605     Devon Witherspoon         +3000
All wagers have action.

Who Will Be the First Linebacker Drafted?

Rot     2023 NFL Draft - 1st Linebacker Drafted     Moneyline
1701     Jack Campbell         -115
1702     Drew Sanders         +130
1703     Trenton Simpson         +375
1704     Daiyan Henley         +2500
1706     Noah Sewell         +5500
1707     Demarvion Overshown         +4500

- Don Shapiro,

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