|2009 NFL Draft Player Prop Odds: Baylor’s Smith Favored to be Second Overall Pick|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 18 April 2009 12:53|
Second Pick Prop Odds
It’s that time of year again where hundreds of prospects wait anxiously to hear their names be called at the NFL Draft.
The 2009 NFL Draft is Saturday, April 25 and Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith is favored to be the second player take off the board.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have made Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith a –250 favorite to be taken with the second overall pick. The next best odds belong to Wake Forest outside linebacker Aaron Curry at +200.
The second overall pick belongs to the St. Louis Rams, who thanks to a rash of injuries and poor overall play on both sides of the ball, are coming off another atrocious season. While they have multiple needs, offensive tackle seems to be the top priority for the Rams, who decided to release long-time left tackle Orlando Pace in the offseason. St. Louis’s offense revolves around top player Steven Jackson, as well as keeping quarterback Marc Bulger upright.
There’s a good reason that Smith is the favorite to be the Rams’ pick at No. 2. The highly athletic tackle is arguably the best offensive linemen prospect in the draft and as long as the Detroit Lions don’t steal him with the first overall pick, then Smith should be St. Louis’s top choice at No. 2.
If Smith does go No. 1 to the Lions, the Rams might go with Virginia offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, who is a nice safe choice and is a great value for bettors at +450. Curry would also be a decent bet at +200, especially considering he’s the best defensive prospect in the entire draft.
The 2009 NFL Draft kicks off at 4:00PM ET on Saturday, April 25, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. For complete prop odds on the players most likely to be taken with the second overall pick, see below.
Which player will be drafted with the second overall pick?
Aaron Curry +200
Brian Orakpo +1000
Eugene Monroe +450
Jason Smith –250
Michael Crabtree +2500
2009 NFL Draft Website: http://www.nfl.com/draft/2009
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Posted: 4/18/09 5:50PM ET