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Betting on the NFL Draft (2009)

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
Apr/24/2009

Betting on the NFL in April has never had so many possibilities.

Sportsbook.com offers the most ways to wager on this weekend's NFL Draft in the industry and with the wildly popular NFL Mini-Mock Draft making its return for the second straight year.

Members can to put their NFL Draft predictions to the test for up to $2,500.00 in prizes.

Also, once the Draft gets underway, stayed logged on to Sportsbook.com as In-Running wagering will be offered throughout portions of the 1st Round.

Here's a Mock Draft list as broken down by a panel of experts at Sportsbook.com.

1. Detroit Lions - Matthew Stafford, QB Georgia

Where does a team start that didn't win a single game last year? Answer: They draft the top prospect at the most important position and hope he can come anywhere close to the production last year's top QB Matt Ryan displayed. Stafford is currently -2000 to be the first pick.

2. St. Louis Rams - Jason Smith, OT Baylor

Future Hall of Famer Orlando Pace has left town so the Rams need to find a replacement to protect Mark Bulger's backside. There are four Offensive Tackles worthy of a Top 10 pick this year but Smith is widely considered the best thanks to his athleticism. Smith is currently -250 to be the second pick.

3. Kansas City Chiefs - Aaron Curry, LB Wake Forest

With his high character coupled with his obvious skills on the football field, Curry is too good of a prospect to pass up on here. Curry will be a mainstay in the KC defense for a decade. Curry is currently +1500 to be drafted #1 and +250 to go #2.

4. Seattle Seahawks - Mark Sanchez, QB USC

Sanchez's stock has been on the rise lately and Seattle seems to be interested. Matt Hasselbeck isn't getting any younger and gets dinged up way too often. Sanchez getting picked Under 10.5 pays out at-350 while the Over cashes in at +225.

5. Cleveland Browns - Brian Orakpo, LB Texas

It appeared as if Michael Crabtree was going to be the selection here but rumors are circulating that he didn't impress the Browns management when he was in town for a visit. Orakpo would improve Cleveland's 30th ranked pass rush from Day 1. Which player will be selected first? Brian Orakpo -140, BJ Raji even

6. Cincinnati Bengals - Eugene Monroe, OT Virginia

The Bengals are desperate for an offensive tackle and they will be pleased when Monroe slides this far. Andre Smith could also be the pick and has massive potential but is a bit of a risk following his combine antics. Offensive Linemen selected in the 1st Round: Over 6.5 (-105), Under 6.5 (-135)

7. Oakland Raiders - Michael Crabtree, WR Texas Tech

You know Al Davis will go with a wide receiver at this spot. Maclin has been rumored to be the guy here, but Crabtree is too talented to pass on. Think Larry Fitzgerald. Crabtree getting selected at #7 pays out at +250.

8. Jacksonville Jaguars - Jeremy Maclin, WR Missouri

The Jags just signed Tory Holt but he isn't getting any younger and only a temporary fix. Matt Jones is no longer with the team and Reggie Williams has never lived up to his hype so with the addition of Maclin, Jacksonville will overhaul their receiving corp. Maclin pays out at +200 to be selected eighth this Saturday.

9. Green Bay Packers - Andre Smith, OT Alabama

As noted earlier, Smith's combine was absolutely dreadful but he has way too much potential to pass up at #9. Smith could be a 10-year starter and go to multiple Pro Bowls if he pans out. Smith currently cashes in at +700 to be selected ninth.

10. San Francisco 49ers - Michael Oher, OT Ole Miss

He might be the forth rated offensive tackle but he is still very worthy of a Top 10 selection. SEC players drafted in the 1st Round: Over 7.5 (+140), Under 7.5 (-190)

Log on now to Sportsbook.com to check out the 50+ props on this weekends NFL Draft and take your shot at $2500.00 in the Mini-Mock Draft.

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