- Wide Receiver has +125 short odds to be the position the Cincinnati Bengals will draft first.
- This is likely due to the possibility of the Bengals attempting to reunite QB Joe Burrow with Ja’Marr Chase.
- There are +150 long odds on Offensive Lineman should have sports betting fans interested.
CLEVELAND – With the 2021 NFL Draft a little over a week away, odds at sportsbooks are starting to heat up with prop bets for each lottery team.
The Cincinnati Bengals currently have sports betting fans placing action on which position they will draft first on Draft Day. Cincinnati has the No. 5 overall pick.
Short odds are on a Wide Receiver being the team’s first selection. With WR Ja’Marr Chase being a former teammate of Bengals QB Joe Burrow and viewed as the best WR in the NFL Draft, it makes sense that betting fans are favoring that position.
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2021 NFL Draft - Bengals Draft Specials, Exact Playing Position of Team's First Drafted Player Odds
- Wide Receiver +125
- Offensive Lineman +150
- Tight End +250
- Cornerback +2800
- Linebacker +3000
- Defensive Lineman +3300
- Quarterback +10000
- Running Back +10000
- Safety +10000
- Kicker/Punter/Long Snapper +50000
Ja’Marr Chase’s resume speaks for itself. The LSU Tigers WR put up 1,790 yards off of 84 receptions in his last year with the program. His career-high 229 receiving game was the main talking point amongst college football enthusiasts and continues to be why many experts view him as the best in the NFL Draft.
He already has a relationship with Joe Burrow, who the team would love to give a crime partner on offense.
Many Cincinnati Bengals betting fans feel the same way, which explains why short odds are on a Wide Receiver being selected first by the Bengals.
While the odds point heavily in Chase’s favor, looking at the need of the team may turn some lucky longshot betting fans into big winners.
Burrow suffered a season-ending injury in Week 11 of his rookie season, which has exposed a glaring issue with the Bengals’ current roster. The team’s offensive line is weak.
Bengals should probably get some protection for Joe Burrow. pic.twitter.com/6F57xWj7vd
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) April 19, 2021
Burrow has been sacked 32 times and has been hit 72 times. The rookie only played 10 games in the NFL. Within his first three games as a pro, he was sacked a record-high 14 times which shows that the team's issues on the offensive line have been apparent from the onset.
This is why the longshot +150 odds on an Offensive Linemen being drafted first is a smart wager.
Penei Sewell, who is viewed as the best OT in this draft by a longshot, is likely going to be available to be picked at No 5. The Bengals are likely to see this as an opportunity to help protect their biggest investment in Burrow.
With the NFL Draft happening in just over a week, Super Bowl betting fans may want to lean in on the long odds with this Draft Specials betting line.
The NFL Draft will kick things off on Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m. EST. Fans can catch the action on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network
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