(The Spread) – The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft is just four days away now and oddsmakers have compiled prop odds for the first round.
How many quarterbacks will be selected in the first round?
The over/under has been set at 3.5 with the over carrying odds of +150 and the under being installed with –200 odds. Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill should be drafted in the first, but the wild card is Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden. He carries a second-round grade but if you buy into the rumors that the Browns could select him in the first, then +150 for the over is a value bet.
How many running backs will be selected in the first round?
The over/under for this prop has been set at 1.5, with the over carrying odds of +170 and the under sitting at –250. Alabama’s Trent Richardson is a surefire first-round pick but after that, there’s a good chance that no other running back will be taken in the first 32 picks. However, Boise State’s Doug Martin has crept into the backend of the first-round in some analysts’ mock drafts, so there is some value in the over.
How many wide receivers will be selected in the first round?
The over/under has been set at 3.5, with the over carrying odds of –350 and the under sitting at +225. Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon and Notre Dame’s Michael Floyd should both go in the top 15, while Baylor’s Kendall Wright and even Georgia Tech’s Stephen Hill could slide into the top 32 selections. That said, the receiver class is deep this year so there’s a chance that both Wright and Hill could drop into the second. Honestly, under 3.5 might be worth a look seeing as how Hill is viewed by many as a second-day prospect.
The first round of the 2012 NFL Draft is set for Thursday, April 26 at 8:00PM ET. The draft will then continue with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 27 at 7:00PM ET, and conclude on Saturday, April 28 at 12:00PM ET with rounds 4 through 7.