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NFL Draft Odds 2021: Over/Under Shows Several Offensive Linemen Could Be Selected in Round 1 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
The odds give insight on how many offensive linemen may be selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The odds give insight on how many offensive linemen may be selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

One of the more prominent talking points of the 2021 NFL Draft has been how stacked Round 1 is with offensive line talent.

Building a trusted offensive line is one of the biggest keys to being successful in the NFL. With how many teams could use the help, don't be surprised to see several offensive linemen being drafted in the first round. FanDuel Sportsbook has set the over/under for OL prospects being selected in Round 1 at 6.5, with them favoring the over at -118 odds. Meanwhile, the under is -108.

If you're curious about past offensive linemen trends in recent drafts, here's how many were selected in the first round of the last three: six in both 2018 and 2019, and seven in 2020. The odds of that trend continuing again this draft surely seem possible.

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

Out of all of the offensive linemen available, there's little doubt that Oregon OL Penei Sewell will be off the board early as almost everyone considers him to be the best available prospect at his position. While he didn't play in 2020 because of the pandemic, Sewell had a 95.8 PFF grade in 2019, making him the highest-graded offensive lineman in the country at the time. With the Cincinnati Bengals needing to build an offensive line to protect QB Joe Burrow, we could see Sewell come off the board at No. 5.

After that, the order is anyone's guess. Virginia Tech's Christian Darrisaw and Northwestern's Rashawn Slater are two of the other highly-touted linemen who could be taken early in Round 1. Teams like the Los Angeles Chargers (No. 13), Minnesota Vikings (No. 14) and Las Vegas Raiders (No. 17) draft in the middle of Round 1 and all have needs at offensive lineman. Thankfully, there's plenty of prospects to go around. Tevin Jenkins, Alijah Vera-Tucker, Samuel Cosi and Landon Dickerson are also names that could very well end up being selected in the back end of Round 1.

At the end of the day, no one will doubt how deep the offensive line position is in this year's draft. Looking at it from a historical perspective, there's a good chance we could see more than six being selected at the end of the month.

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