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NFL Draft Odds 2021: Low Number Set on Over/Under for Tight Ends Selected in Round 1 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
A low number of tight ends are expected to be picked in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft.
A low number of tight ends are expected to be picked in Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft. / Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

One of the exciting parts of the NFL Draft experience is seeing who gets taken in the first round. With so many talented players in the 2021 draft class, this year is no exception.

However, when it comes to the tight end position, there aren't many players project to be Round 1 selections. FanDuel Sportsbook has set the over/under for tight ends drafted in the first round at 1.5. As it stands, they're favoring the under at -650 odds, while the over is at +410.

It makes sense that the under would be favored. For starters, only three tight ends have been drafted in the first round of the last three drafts. Second, when it comes to the 2021 NFL Draft, Florida's Kyle Pitts is the only tight end that most experts consider a bonafide first-round talent.

NFL Draft Odds 2021: Over/Under for TEs Selected in Round 1

Pitts was truly impressive throughout his time with the Florida Gators. In 24 games across three seasons, He made 100 receptions and turned them into 1,492 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns. He's a two-time All-SEC player and was the recipient of the 2020 John Mackey Award for the best tight end in college football. Pitts also blew scouts away with an impressive showing at his pro day.

One popular theory as the draft approaches is that the Atlanta Falcons will select Pitts at No. 4 considering head coach Arthur Smith loves running multiple tight end sets. If that's true and Pitts is off the board early, there's a good chance we won't see another tight end taken until the late-second or early-third rounds depending on how other teams feel about the remaining tight ends.

That's not even a knock on the other tight ends. That just goes to show how head-and-shoulders above Pitts is compared to his positional peers and that's why he'll probably be the only one at his position drafted in Round 1.

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