NFL Draft Odds Feature Close Race to Be Drafted First Between Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb

Tristan Jung
Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb are in the running for being the first wide receiver taken in the NFL Draft.
Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb are in the running for being the first wide receiver taken in the NFL Draft. / Harry How/Getty Images

Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb are widely seen as the two of the top wide receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft. Both players were dominant in college at Alabama and Oklahoma, respectively. They also each had excellent days at the NFL Combine, making it difficult to determine which player will be taken first.

On FanDuel Sportsbook, the head-to-head prop bet has Jeudy (-154) favored to be picked ahead of Lamb (+120). Because the three teams most likely to draft a wide receiver, the New York Jets, Las Vegas Raiders, and San Francisco 49ers, are all coincidentally in a row at No. 11-13, the odds are very close. The Denver Broncos are also in need of a receiver at No. 15

Jeudy and Lamb had nearly identical numbers in college. Both posted back-to-back seasons with over 1,100 yards. Lamb had 25 receiving touchdowns over the last two years, but Jeudy was right behind with 24. From a talent perspective, both players have the upside to be elite No. 1 wide receivers in the NFL, so selecting between the two is a matter of preference for GMs and coaches. If one had to pick, Jeudy has looked slightly more polished thus far, but Lamb could have slightly more upside.

The New York Jets will have the first shot at taking a wide receiver, which they will be eager to do after letting Robby Anderson walk away. However, the Jets need help everywhere and could end up taking an offensive lineman, which leaves the Las Vegas Raiders as the next team up. Jeudy makes the most sense in Oakland, who are in need of an immediate upgrade at the position and have a team that is hoping to make the playoffs to kick off their tenure in Las Vegas.

On FanDuel Sportsbook, the Raiders are the favorites (+195) to take Jeudy, which would mean that Lamb would either go to the 49ers or slip to the Broncos at No. 15. The Jets are second (+250 and the 49ers are third (+340). Although it wouldn't be shocking if Lamb goes first, Jeudy appears to be the safer bet. With the NFL Draft looking like the only sporting event that hasn't been cancelled or delayed this spring, all eyes will be on Jeudy and Lamb on April 23rd.

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