By Max Colson
In mid-March, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the draft – set for April 23-25 – would go on as planned in Las Vegas but without fans. The league stated it was “exploring innovative options” for how to conduct the draft.
Those plans are no longer in place, as teams are now to announce their selections virtually. The concept makes sense considering the NBA, NHL and MLB have suspended their seasons due to the outbreak, but the luster of the draft will be significantly decreased due to the stripped-down atmosphere.
The good news for football fans is the draft is still full steam ahead, and that means betting props have hit the board for the occasion. Online sportsbook BetOnline has released a litany of odds for the 2020 NFL Draft, including the first player drafted at each position, specific rounds for when players will be taken, and OVER/UNDERs on draft position.
Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow going to the Cincinnati Bengals looks to be a lock, so that’s why there aren’t any prop specials on who will go at No. 1. The last time the shop was offering odds on the first player selected was in mid-December, when Burrow was the heavy -225 favorite.