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NFL Draft Odds: Justin Fields and Mac Jones Dead Even in Chances to be Drafted No. 3

Max Staley
Justin Fields and Mac Jones are tied atop the odds to go No. 3 in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Justin Fields and Mac Jones are tied atop the odds to go No. 3 in the 2021 NFL Draft. / Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers made one of the biggest moves of the offseason, trading up to the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft with the Miami Dolphins. It wasn't cheap. San Francisco had to give up the No. 12 pick along with two future first-round selections and a 2022 third-round pick.

Teams clearly don't give up that kind of capital unless they're targeting a quarterback. What's less clear, however, is which quarterback the 49ers want. Conventional wisdom suggested they were eyeing someone like Justin Fields or Trey Lance, but there were a lot of rumblings that actually pointed toward Mac Jones being the guy.

And the NFL Draft odds paint a similarly murky picture. In fact, FanDuel Sportsbook has Jones and Fields in a dead heat to go No. 3, with both being available at +150 odds.

49ers NFL Draft Odds

Complicating things further, Lance (+290) is hot on their trail. There's a significant drop-off after that top three, though.

Zach Wilson checks in at +1000, while Kyle Pitts and Penei Sewell are both tied at +6000. Devonta Smith, Kellen Mond and Kyle Trask round out the rest of the list, with all three being tied at +11000.

The odds clearly suggest that the team is deciding between Jones, Fields and Lance at No. 3, with Jones and Fields holding a slight edge over Lance. But the three are so close it's tough to draw any conclusions as to which of the three SF is targeting.

Expect these odds to continue to shift as we learn more about the 49ers heading into late April.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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.