2020 NFL Draft: Total Power 5 Conference Players Selected in the 1st Round - Betting Odds
The 2020 NFL Draft is fast approaching, set to take place “virtually” starting on Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25, and the associated prop bets that are beginning to become available are thoroughly tempting.
We have already gone over some of the major draft-related prop bets available in a previous article called “Betting on the NFL Draft in New Jersey”, and there you can find odds for bets like the first overall pick, first quarterback drafted and many other typical wagers.
Here, we focus on prop bets related to college football’s Power Five conferences – the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, PAC-12 and SEC – specifically the over/under of how many athletes from each conference will be selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Check out also our “First Round NFL Mock Draft“.
Which of the Power Five Conferences Was best in 2019?
This, of course, is an ongoing argument that is impossible to completely solve, but it’s fun to chime in on the debate and at any given moment there are multiple ways to rank them.
One way is by their overall non-conference win percentage after the season is finished.
Here we list the Power Five in best to worst order according to non-conference win percentage (NCWP):
- SEC – NCWP of 75.4%
- Big 10 – NCWP of 74.5%
- Big 12 – NCWP of 66.7%
- PAC-12 – NCWP of 65.1%
- ACC – NCWP of 60.0%
Total Power Five Conference Players Selected in the First Round of the Draft
There are plenty of over/under prop bets now available to predict how many players from each of the Power Five conferences will get chosen in the first round.
Below we go over those predictions and odds, including how many athletes from each conference were selected in last year’s draft.
At the end, we also include the predictions and odds of the number of players from last year’s College Champions, the LSU Tigers, who are chosen in the first round.
The odds are provided by 888Sport NJ. Good luck!
Total SEC Players to be Drafted in the First Round
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In 2019, there were a total of 64 SEC players selected into the NFL, with 9 of those athletes being picked in the first round.
- 3rd pick, Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was selected by the New York Jets
- 5th pick, LSU inside linebacker Devin White was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- 7th pick, Kentucky outside linebacker Josh Allen was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars
- 11th pick, Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals
- 19th pick, Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons was selected by the Tennessee Titans
- 24th pick, Alabama running back Josh Jacobs was selected by the Oakland Raiders
- 26th pick, Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat was selected by the Washington Redskins
- 27th pick, Mississippi State strong safety Johnathan Abram was selected by the Oakland (now Las Vegas) Raiders
Total Big 10 Players to be Drafted in the First Round
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In 2019, there were a total of 40 Big 10 players selected into the NFL, with 7 of those athletes being picked in the first round.
- 2nd pick, Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa was selected by the San Francisco 49ers
- 8th pick, Iowa tight end T. J. Hockenson was selected by the Detroit Lions
- 10th pick, Michigan inside linebacker Devin Bush was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers
- 12th pick, Michigan outside linebacker Rashan Gary was selected by the Green Bay Packers
- 15th pick, Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins was selected by the Washington Redskins
- 20th pick Iowa tight end Noah Fant was selected by the Denver Broncos
- 21st Maryland free safety Darnell Savage was selected by the Green Bay Packers
Total Big 12 Players to be Drafted in the First Round
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In 2019, there were a total of 26 Big 12 players selected into the NFL, with 3 of those athletes being picked in the first round.
- 1st pick, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was selected by the Arizona Cardinals
- 25th pick, Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown was selected by the Baltimore Ravens
- 29th pick, TCU defensive end L. J. Collier was selected by the Seattle Seahawks
Total ACC Players to be Drafted in the First Round
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In 2019, there were a total of 28 ACC players selected into the NFL, with seven of those athletes being picked in the first round.
- 4th pick, Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell was selected by the Oakland (now Las Vegas) Raiders
- 6th pick, Duke quarterback Daniel Jones was selected by the New York Giants
- 13th pick, Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins was selected by the Miami Dolphins
- 14th pick, Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom was selected by the Atlanta Falcons
- 16th pick, Florida State defensive end Brian Burns was selected by the Carolina Panthers
- 17th pick, Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence was selected by the New York Giants
- 18th pick, NC State center Garrett Bradbury was selected by the Minnesota Vikings
Total PAC-12 Players to be Drafted in the First Round
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In 2019, 33 total PAC-12 players were selected into the NFL, with three of them being drafted in the first round.
- 22nd pick, Washington State offensive lineman Andre Dillard was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles
- 31st pick, Washington offensive lineman Kaleb McGary was selected by the Atlanta Falcons
- 32nd pick, Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry was selected by the New England Patriots
Total LSU Players to be Drafted in the First Round
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LSU has had 320 total players drafted into the NFL, with 41 of them having been taken in the first round, and two overall number one picks (halfback Billy Cannon in 1960 and quarterback Jamarcus Russell in 2007).
Only 3 LSU players were drafted into the NFL last season, with just one of those having been selected in the first round.
That was with the fifth overall pick when LSU’s inside linebacker Devin White was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Where there Any First-Round Picks in 2019 NOT From a Power Five Conference?
Yes, but there was only one of them.
With the 9th overall pick, University of Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver was selected by the Buffalo Bills.
What Are the Power Five Conferences?
The highest level of collegiate football in North America is the NCAA Division I, and in that division is what’s called the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), which used to be known as Division I-A and includes the top-level college football teams in the U.S.
Within the FBS are five major conferences, also known as the Power Five conferences, a term whose origin is unknown (except that it definitely does not come from the NCAA) which has been in use since 2006.
Those five conferences are:
- Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
- Big Ten Conference (Big 10)
- Big 12 Conference (Big 12)
- Pacific Coast Conference (PAC-12)
- Southeastern Conference (SEC)
What Teams Are in Each of the Power Five Conferences?
The 15 Team of the ACC
*Notre Dame football is considered an “independent” and is typically scheduled to play between four and six games a year against ACC opponents.
The 14 Teams of the Big 10
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The 10 Teams of the Big 12
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The 12 Teams of the PAC-12
The 14 Teams of the SEC