NFL Draft No. 1 Pick Odds 2023 Show Clear Quarterback Choice After Super Bowl 57
The NFL will crown a new Super Bowl champion on Sunday night, officially putting the 2022-23 season on ice. While the winner celebrates, all 32 teams are already looking ahead to the upcoming campaign, which starts with the NFL Draft.
With that in mind, let's check out the best odds to go No. 1 in the 2023 NFL Draft, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL Draft odds that were released before kickoff.
NFL Draft No. 1 Pick Odds
It should be no major surprise here, but the list is headlined by a pair of quarterbacks. This includes Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young and his leading -120 odds, and Ohio State Buckeyes gunslinger CJ Stroud at +250 odds.
Only two defenders consider themselves firmly in the mix for the No. 1 spot in Georgia Bulldogs defensive tackle Jalen Carter and Alabama linebacker Will Anderson at +500 odds.
Bryce Young's junior season wasn't quite as monstrous as his sophomore year, but he still had a fine campaign. The dynamic player tossed for more than 3,300 yards alongside 32 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions. He also scored four more times on the ground.
Statistically, CJ Stroud puts up better numbers though he's widely viewed as the No. 2 prospect in comparison to Young. He's fresh of back-to-back campaigns with 40+ touchdowns, only 6 interceptions in each, and more than 8,000 passing yards in total.
On the defensive side of the ball, Carter is viewed as a player immediately ready to be placed in starting lineups. His athleticism and solid frame make him a problem for opposing offensive linemen. Will Anderson is another plug-and-play starter, racking up 34.5 combined sacks in three collegiate seasons.
Check out the full list below:
NFL Draft No. 1 Pick Odds
Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State
Jalen Carter, DT, Georgia
Will Anderson, LB, Alabama
Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
Myles Murphy, DE, Clemson
Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida
Bryan Bresee, DT, Clemson
Paris Johnson, OT, Ohio State
Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern
Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
Kelee Ringo, CB, Georgia
Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
Michael Mayer, TE, Notre Dame
Josh Downs, WR, North Carolina
Olumuyiwa Fashanu, OL, Penn State
Quentin Johnston, WR, TCU
Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee
Jordan Addison, WR, USC
Tyree Wilson, LB, Texas Tech
2023 NFL Draft No. 1 Pick Best Bet
When thinking about placing a No. 1 draft pick bet, there are only a couple of factors to consider. The Chicago Bears hold the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. Will they keep it or trade the valuable asset to a quarterback-needy team?
If you like the Bears to hold onto their pick, the safe bet is to side with one of the defensive players. Justin Fields took a massive step forward in 2023 and it would shock me if Chicago added another young QB to the mix already.
If the Bears keep this pick, I'm taking Alabama linebacker Will Anderson at +500 odds. He's got better size for his position and the 34.5 sacks is a problem that every NFL franchise desperately wants on the defensive side.
But, the Bears could opt for a trade and then I'm picking one of the two quarterbacks. With the consensus scouting reports around Stroud and Young, it's pretty clear Young is the better NFL prospect. The odds aren't great, but the NFL Draft is relatively predictable compared to a live sporting even, so take Bryce Young at -120 odds.
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