NFL Draft Odds Suggest Jets Could Pass on Top Wide Receivers in Round 1

Max Staley
Andrew Thomas could be the New York Jets' first-round pick in 2020.
Andrew Thomas could be the New York Jets' first-round pick in 2020. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

The New York Jets have been searching for a top-tier wide receiver for quite some time. With a developing young quarterback, and a draft class that's loaded with talented wideouts, many are projecting the Jets to land a receiver.

However, the odds suggest that New York is slightly more likely to end up picking an offensive lineman, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Jets are listed at +110 to end up drafting an offensive lineman with their first-round pick, though their odds to pick a wide receiver (+115) aren't too far behind.

Interestingly, Jerry Jeudy (+250) is considered the favorite to be the Jets' first selection, ahead of Andrew Thomas (+450) and CeeDee Lamb (+450).

This difference could come down to simple math. There are four O-Lineman viewed as top-15 picks (Tristan Wirfs, Mekhi Becton, Jedrick Wills Jr. and Thomas), while only three receivers (Jeudy, Lamb and Henry Ruggs III) seem likely to go in the top half of Round 1.

It does seem pretty likely that the Jets will come out of the first round with either a tackle or a receiver, though, as defensive lineman is third in the odds to be New York's first pick, and that position is all the way down at +1100.

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