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Teams like the 1-15 Jacksonville Jaguars and the 2-14 New York Jets are now desperately seeking quarterback talent and this 2021/22 NFL Draft is filled with plenty of it, so we share our predictions, odds, and picks for which of these rocket-armed prospects will be selected first.
Odds taken 27 April, 2021 from DraftKings Sportsbook
|Trevor Lawrence, Clemson||-10000
|Zach Wilson, BYU||+1600
|Justin Fields, Georgia + Ohio State||+4000
|Trey Lance, North Dakota State||+8000
|Jamie Newman, Wake Forest + Georgia||+20000
|Kyle Trask, Florid||+50000
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Trevor Lawrence is that once-in-a-lifetime combination of talent and physical makeup that comes along every so often and that has every NFL offensive coordinator licking his chops, the clear favorite and our pick to win this prop bet.
Trevor Lawrence (-10000)
|NFL Draft Information|
|What||NFL Draft 2021/2022|
|When||Thu, April 29 thru Sat May 1, 2021|
|How to watch||NFL Network/ESPN|
What’s not to like about this 6’ 6” 220-pound team leader who compiled a 34-2 record in his three seasons with Clemson along with a CFP National Championship in 2018 and the MVP honors that go along with it.
The ACC Player of the Year in 2020 and 3x ACC Champion has been the darling of NFL scouts since he threw for 30 touchdowns his freshman season, with Lawrence posting 90 total TDs and 10,000+ passing yards in the three years he was a Clemson Tiger.
Every mock draft out there has Trevor Lawrence going first overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have been struggling to find their franchise QB for some time now.
After the incredible 2020 season that this 21-year old had at BYU under center, it is no wonder that Zach Wilson joins the conversation for top QB in this draft, his three-season college career-ending as the MVP of the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl.
At 6’ 3” and 210 pounds, Wilson looks and throws like an NFL quarterback, with the stats to back that up over three years, completing 566 passes in that time for a total of 7,600+ yards for 56 touchdowns with only 15 interceptions.
Most mocks have Wilson going to the New York Jets with the second overall pick, just after Lawrence goes number one to the Jags.
Fields spent his 2018 at Georgia in the SEC and then transferred to OSU and dominated the Big Ten for two seasons, a 2x Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and a 2x Griese-Brees QB of the Year.
Though his Buckeyes came up short in the CFP National Championship game against Alabama, Fields’ OSU numbers have NFL scouts on the lookout, with a 20-2 record and almost 400 completions for 5,373 yards and 63 touchdowns with 9 interceptions in two seasons.
Mock trades aside, some pre-drafts have Fields going at number four overall to the Atlanta Falcons, who seem ready to move on from Matt Ryan, while other mocks have his going to the QB hungry Panthers at eight.
As talented as these two quarterback prospects are, they have little to no chance to win this challenging prop bet due and the oddsmakers have handicapped them accordingly.
Keep your eyes on this 6’ 5” 240-pound prospect who dominated the SEC the last two seasons, the Florida QB a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2020 after a season where he completed over 300 passes for 4,283 yards and 43 touchdowns with just 8 interceptions.
In his three years with the Gators, Trask has completed over 550 passes for 7,300+ yards and almost 70 TDs with just 15 picks along with 132 rush attempts for 8 more touchdowns.
Most mocks have Trask going in the second round or later, but that could change depending on trade-ups.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Newman opted out of the 2020 season and spent the time preparing for the NFL draft.
Despite transferring to Georgia for his final year of college eligibility, the 6’ 4” 230 pound Newman played his college football at Wake Forest, where he posted 306 completions for almost 4,000 passing yards and 35 touchdowns over his three seasons there.
Most mock drafts have Newman going in the second round or later, though trade-ups by certain teams in need of QB help could change that on the day of the draft.
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