As you watch Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 28, it’s changing into extra possible that Georgia defensive finish Travon Walker would be the prime choose within the draft. The hypothesis and cash coming in on Walker suggests The Jacksonville Jaguars are leaning stronger in the direction of Walker over Michigan’s penetrating edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson.
The two defensive stars odds to be the No. 1 total choose have flipped. Three days in the past on Friday, Walker was +165 to be the No. 1 total choose, and Hutchinson was the -175 favourite, based on FanDuel Sportsbook. And per week in the past, the percentages have been close to +300 for Walker and -330 for Hutchinson, who has been the favourite to be the No. 1 choose and for plenty of months.
Respected cash has been shifting the percentages with a literal ‘rush’ on Walker.
“Overnight we saw a real rush of respected money on Travon Walker,” FanDuel Sportsbook Senior Commercial Director John Sheeran stated right this moment on the Pat McAfee Show.
Walker was +3000 or 30/1 to be the No. 1 total choose in March, and his odds have been rising sharply since.
“We pay attention to sharper bets and money from those bettors that have proven over time that they can beat us and win money,” Sheeran added.
There is much more volatility the ultimate week into the draft as extra stable data turns into obtainable.
NFL insiders are suggesting that the Jaguars are extra excited about Walker’s potential upside. With the NFL Draft being being in Las Vegas, it seems the Jaguars are able to roll the cube and place a ‘come’ wager on Walker over the confirmed participant and manufacturing of Hutchinson.
The 6-foot-5 and 272 pound Walker showcased his energy, velocity and athleticism on the NFL Scouting Combine. He ran a 4.51-second 40 yard sprint and had a mind-boggling 3-cone of 6.89 seconds.
Despite extra sharp bettors already taking a place on gamers and props, together with place markets and Walker to be the No. 1 total choose, there are many leisure bettors that can nonetheless fireplace in bets on much less favorable odds hoping to money in even smaller wagers on the 2022 NFL Draft.
And no matter what oddsmakers, analysts or media members say or print, something can occur on the NFL Draft.
“The hardest thing for us is to form a really strong opinion, or have a lot of confidence in this market,” Sheeran stated.
NFL Draft Odds
In the meantime, this is a have a look at how the remainder of FanDuel Sportsbook’s No. 1 total choose odds are shaping up, together with different NFL Draft prop bets supplied. Travon Walker has skyrocketed up the draft boards and overtaken Aidan Hutchinson as the favourite to be the No. 1 total choose.
As I’ve been scripting this NFL Draft replace in latest hours, Walker’s odds to be the No. 1 choose have been shifting sooner than his rush to the quarterback. He opened this morning at -150, then to -175 and now -200. Walker’s implied odds to be the No. 1 total choose have gone from 25% at +300 to 60% at -150 to 66.67% at -200.
Hutchinson has moved from +150 to +250 right this moment with offensive tackles Ikem Ekwonu from +750 to +400 and Evan Neal falling from +1600 to +2000. Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeax was +2500 and he’s now off the board whereas Liberty QB Malik Willis is holding at +5000.
Odds to be the No. 1 Overall Pick
1. Trevon Walker, DE, Georgia (-200)
2. Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan (+250)
3. Ikem Ekwonu, OT, NC State (+400)
4. Evan Neal, OT, Alabama (+2000)
Odds to be the No. 2 Overall Pick
The No. 2 choose market was down earlier this morning, however is again up with extra data and betting obtainable.
1. Aidan Hutchinson (-125)
2. Kayvon Thibodeaux (+185)
3. Travon Walker (+600)
4. Malik Willis (+1000)
5. Ahmad Gardner (+2000)
6. Derek Stingley, Jr. (+3000)
Odds to be the No. 3 Overall Pick
LSU CB Derek Stingley has seen his odds rise from +800 to +500 whereas Cincinnati CB Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner is a co-favorite to be taken No. 3 total.
1. Travon Walker (+350)
2. Ahmad Gardner (+350)
3. Evan Neal (+500)
4. Ikem Ekwonu (+500)
5. Derek Stingley Jr
6. Kayvon Thibodeaux (+800)
7. Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan (+800)
The NFL Draft market could be very unstable and “it’s about knowing how strong your opinion is, and how valid it is,” Sheeran stated.
Sharp cash has spoken and favors Travon Walker.
You can wager on it.