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Eagles' NFL Draft Odds Point to Defensive Addition Being Most Likely First-Round Pick

Jason Schandl
Philadelphia Eagles' NFL Draft odds point to a cornerback being added with the No. 12 pick.
Philadelphia Eagles' NFL Draft odds point to a cornerback being added with the No. 12 pick. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

At this stage, some of the most likely early picks in the 2021 NFL Draft are becoming clear. Four or five quarterbacks should go off the board in the top-10. Ja'Marr Chase and Penei Sewell will probably join them. But once we hit the double-digits, things start to get much less clear.

FanDuel Sportsbook's 2021 NFL Draft odds reflect this uncertainty. They have set odds on who will be the Philadelphia Eagles' first-round pick (at No. 12, unless they trade), and nobody has better odds than +280.

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The current favorite, at +280, is South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn. Second is a tie between DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle (+430), followed by Patrick Surtain II (+470) with Kwity Paye (+500) being the only other player with better than 10-to-1 odds.

It's no surprise to see cornerbacks and wideouts dominate the odds here, as those are two clear positions of need.

Surtain would likely be the leader if not for the likelihood that he goes No. 10 to the Dallas Cowboys. He even has -180 odds to be drafted within the top 10 picks, compared to just -105 odds for Horn.

Adding one of the star Alabama wideouts might be a more exciting pick, but Eagles fans also have to love the idea of adding another top corner to play across from Darius Slay.

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