NFL Draft Odds Favor Justin Jefferson as Eagles' Top Pick

Justin Jefferson
NFL Draft odds project Justin Jefferson to be the Eagles' top pick in 2020. | Joe Robbins/Getty Images

With the NFL offseason officially underway and the 2020 NFL Draft rapidly approaching, FanDuel Sportsbook has rolled out a ton of prop bets for how this year's draft is going to shake out.

One of these bets is who the Philadelphia Eagles will select with their first pick, and the trend is clear — they are expected to take a wide receiver. Leading the way is LSU's Justin Jefferson, with +140 odds.

Jefferson is generally being projected as a mid-to-late first-round pick, so there's a solid chance he's available at No. 21 when the Eagles are on the clock with their first-round pick.

Henry Ruggs III is second in the odds (+600), and while some sources have him going in the top half of the round, it wouldn't be surprising to see him fall to 21. Denzel Mims (+700, third) is also likely going to be available at 21. After that, Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb are tied at +800. These are the two top WR prospects in the class, and landing either one would likely require the Eagles to trade up.

Sixth and seventh in the odds are another two wide receivers, in TCU's Jalen Reagor (+850) and Clemson's Tee Higgins (+1400). You read that right — the seven biggest favorites to be the Eagles' top pick are all wideouts, with Xavier McKinney (+1600) sporting the best odds for any non-WR.

Of course, there's still plenty of time to go before the NFL Draft, and as news and roster moves continue to pile up, we could see these odds swing significantly.

One thing is for sure, however. Eagles fans can expect the team to address the wide receiver position before the 2020 season rolls around.

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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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