NFL Draft Odds: How Will This Year’s Kickers Fair?

  • The best kicker in the 2020 NFL Draft is Rodrigo Blankenship, but oddsmakers don’t believe that means you will get picked early.
  • Odds for the round the first kicker is drafted favor the fifth round at +150.

LAS VEGAS - The upcoming NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the most unique in history. Regardless of it happening remotely and the picks being announced via Roger Goodell’s basement man cave, this year features one of the most unique kicking crops to come out of college in recent years.

Does this mean that they will be drafted on Day 1 or even Day 2 of the draft? Probably not, however, the potential for these guys to win the starting job and make an immediate difference on the field is far higher than anyone else being taken at that time.

You won’t see any kickers in the mock drafts, but there always seems to be a few that sneak in on the final day of the draft. Those looking to place wagers on the NFL Draft and the first kicker to be picked might want to have a look at how the odds currently stand.

Odds For Kickers In The 2020 NFL Draft

The name to know for this year’s kickers is the Georgia Bulldogs place kicker Rodrigo Blankenship. Blankenship has the shortest odds of all prospects to be drafted at the top of their position.

First Kicker Drafted:

  • Rodrigo Blankenship -400
  • Dominik Eberle +425
  • Tyler Bass +450
  • Sam Sloman +1200
  • Johnathan Song +1800
  • JJ Molson + 2200
  • Cooper Rothe +6600
  • Logan Justus +6600
  • Matt Ammendola +6600
  • Tucker McCann +6600

The rightful heavy favorite, Blankenship (known as Hot-Rod) converted 6 of 9 kicks from 50+ yards during his time with the Bulldogs. He definitely has the skills to be taken slightly early, but those looking to shoot for the moon on the odds might want to reconsider.

Round First Kicker is Drafted:

  • 1st +10000
  • 2nd +2000
  • 3rd +1100
  • 4th +550
  • 5th +150
  • 6th +175
  • 7th +300

While the odds seem tempting, bettors should think back to the last time a high-profile kicker was taken with an early pick. In 2016 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded up to choose Florida State Seminoles place kicker Roberto Aguayo with the 59th pick in the second round, much to the surprise of everyone.

Aguayo went on to finish the 2016 NFL season with the worst field goal percentage in the league and was waived the next year.

Teams looking to splurge on a kicker will certainly have history on their minds when sending in their picks this year.

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