Jalen Hurts NFL Draft Stock Takes Massive Leap

Max Staley
Jalen Hurts' stock has improved just days ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Jalen Hurts' stock has improved just days ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Jalen Hurts is one of the most polarizing prospects available in the 2020 NFL Draft. Coming off a breakout campaign with Oklahoma, Hurts flashed skills as a passer that he never showed during his stint in Tuscaloosa.

While there's plenty of debate about Hurts' potential at the NFL level, his draft stock has surged over the last few days, according to the latest NFL Draft odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

As of late March, the over/under for Hurts' draft position was set at 75.5, suggesting he was likely to be a third-round pick. But just two days ahead of the NFL Draft, that line has jumped to over/under 54.5, which would put Hurts in the second round.

Jalen Hurts NFL Draft Odds

Hurts' odds to be drafted in a particular round have also mirrored a massive shift. Circling back to late March, Hurts was +150 be drafted in the third round, which were the best odds of any round at the time. Fast forward to April 21 and Hurts now has -150 odds being drafted in the second round and +140 odds of going in the third.

When Will Jalen Hurts Be Drafted?

Round 1: (+1000)

Round 2: (-150)

Round 3: (+140)

Round 4: (+670)

Round 5: (+1650)

Round 6: (+3000)

Round 7: (+3400)

Interestingly, the Buffalo Bills are picking at No. 54 and the Baltimore Ravens own the No. 55 overall selection. Both franchises have young, mobile signal-callers in Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson, respectively. Hurts, who rushed for 1,298 yards and 20 touchdowns at Oklahoma, could be the ideal backup in Buffalo or Baltimore in the event that Jackson or Allen gets injured.

With just two days to go until the 2020 NFL Draft kicks off, Hurts will certainly be a name to watch.

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