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NFL Draft Odds: Zach Wilson Grows Lead Over Justin Fields to Be No. 2 Pick

Larry Rupp
Zach Wilson's lead continues to grow over Justin Fields when it comes to the odds to be the No. 2 overall pick.
Zach Wilson's lead continues to grow over Justin Fields when it comes to the odds to be the No. 2 overall pick. / Mark Brown/Getty Images

One of the most exciting events of the NFL offseason is the 2021 draft and a lot of eyes are set on the New York Jets with the No. 2 overall pick. After finishing the 2020 season with a 2-14 record, the Jets are expected to take a quarterback to help lead a new era of football.

When it comes to who that quarterback will be, the odds suggest a heavy favorite in BYU Cougar Zach Wilson. Wilson's odds currently sit at -460, according to NFL Draft odds posted on FanDuel Sportsbook. The only other player even remotely close to him is Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (+600).

NFL Draft No. 2 Overall Pick Odds

When we last checked in on these odds a few weeks ago, Wilson lead the way at -180 followed closely behind by Fields at +270. Wilson's growing lead may have to do with the strong performance he put together at BYU's Pro Day. One specific throw made all of the scouts in attendance drop their jaw in awe.

Wilson impressed during his junior season at BYU throwing for 3,692 yards and posting 43 total touchdowns (33 passing, 10 rushing). On the other side, Fields showcased his talents by throwing for 5,373 yards and rushing for 867 yards during his two seasons as the Buckeyes starter.

Filling out the rest of the top three is top offensive lineman prospect and Oregon Duck Penei Sewell (+1700). Whether it is the Jets or another team drafting at the No. 2 spot, it is safe to say there is a lot of talent to choose from and making the right choice will be crucial for the future of the franchise.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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.