- Sports betting fans are placing action on the Under 6.5 at -165 for total offensive linemen drafted in round one of the NFL Draft.
- Penei Sewell has -1000 odds to be the first offensive linemen drafted.
- The Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, and New York Giants could be looking to build up their offensive line.
CLEVELAND – Sports betting fans are starting to place action on the 2021 NFL Draft, with many bettors wagering on the total number of offensive linemen drafted in round one.
While the focus has been on teams looking for potential franchise QBs, many teams who already have established QBs may want better protection.
There are wagers like these and many more surrounding betting on the NFL draft at online sportsbooks. Some betting fans can cash in big on these odds.
2021 NFL DRAFT - TOTAL OFFENSIVE LINEMEN DRAFTED IN ROUND 1
- Over 6.5 +125
- Under 6.5 -165
There are a few big-name OTs that are likely to be drafted in round one of the NFL Draft. Penei Sewell is a player in particular that teams simply cannot pass up on.
Sewell, who has -1000 short odds to be the first offensive linemen drafted in the 2021 NFL Draft, is on a lot of teams’ draft boards. The 6”6 OT was a dominant force for the Oregon Ducks and is expected to have an immediate impact on an NFL team.
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Sewell is an almost definite to be drafted in the first round. In addition, Rashawn Slater is a prospect many teams are interested in. So are Christian Darrisaw and Teven Jenkins.
These offensive linemen are NFL-ready and would be impossible to pass up for teams like the Carolina Panthers who would want to protect QB Teddy Bridgewater who is coming off of a season where he was sacked 31 times in the 2020 season.
The Panthers have the eighth pick, but if they decide to go another direction, the Denver Broncos are likely to draft an offensive lineman like Sewell with the ninth pick. The Broncos would be looking to protect QB Drew Lock.
The Cincinnati Bengals lost QB Joe Burrow to injury just 11 weeks into his professional career last season and would likely be looking to protect him going forward with one of these prospected OTs.
The Dallas Cowboys would likely be looking to upgrade their offensive line after signing QB Dak Prescott to a $160 million contract following a horrific injury of his own.
With so many teams looking to protect their QBs this offseason to better their Super Bowl odds, it is not farfetched to assume that more than six picks will be used on offensive linemen. Taking the +125 on the Over 6.5 could turn out to be a major win for betting fans.
The NFL Draft will kick things off on Thursday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
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