J.K. Dobbins Being Disrespected by NFL Draft Odds

Jason Schandl
J.K. Dobbins' NFL Draft odds are surprisingly low.
J.K. Dobbins' NFL Draft odds are surprisingly low. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images
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Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins is one of the top running back prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. A three-year starter for the Buckeyes, Dobbins capped off a stellar collegiate career with 2,003 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns in his junior year.

As the draft approaches, however, Dobbins' stock seems to be falling. As of Wednesday morning, Dobbins only has the fourth-best odds (+700) to be the first running back off the board on FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Ohio State standout has been ranked behind Georgia's D'Andre Swift (-195) and Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor (+270) for much of the draft process, and those two seem to have a firm hold as the top two running backs in the class.

As the draft nears, however, LSU's Clyde Edwards-Helaire also seems to be overtaking Dobbins, at least in the betting markets. Edwards-Helaire is now +600 to be the top running back off the board.

There are also odds available on the exact order of the first three running backs to be selected. The favorite is Swift then Taylor then Edwards-Helaire at +400. Swift then Taylor then Dobbins is next at +450.

It remains to be seen whether this late shift is the result of misdirection and rumors, or a real reflection of how NFL teams are valuing this class. Either way, Ohio State fans have to be feeling like their 2,000-yard rusher is being disrespected.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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