November 28, 2023

1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

No surprises here. The 2019 Heisman trophy winner is a -10000 betting favorite to be the top pick in the draft. This time last year very few football fans even knew who Joe Burrow was. He will have great weapons in Cincinnati; Burrow can make an immediate impact.

2. Washington: Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State

Washington could use a quarterback here, but I think they will eventually bring in Cam Newton. Young is not only the best edge rusher in this draft, but he is also likely the best overall prospect.

3. Detroit Lions: Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State

The Lions are rumored to be interested in trading out of this spot, likely to a team like the Chargers or Dolphins, who both need quarterback help. If Detroit keeps the pick it will without a doubt be Okudah.

Betting Tip: FanDuel Sportsbook offers a prop bet that Burrow, Young and Okudah will be the top three picks of the draft, in that order, at odds of +135.

Ohio State Buckeyes DB Jeffrey Okudah
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4. New York Giants: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

The Giants have also been rumored to be looking to trade down. Quarterback-needy teams need to be here to get their guy. If the Giants do keep the pick, which I think they will, I could see them picking Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons here. Ultimately, I think they take the best offensive tackle in this group in Wills.

Betting Tip: Both the FanDuel and DraftKings sportsbooks have Wills as the betting favorite to be drafted by the Giants at +110.

5. Miami Dolphins: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

It took a while, but Herbert has leaped past Tua Tagovailoa into the driver seat to be the second quarterback selected in the draft. Teams know that Herbert is healthy and he also showed very well for himself at the Senior Bowl. Miami wants a quarterback that can start from day one and will get that with Herbert.

Betting Tip: The Dolphins are +110 to land Herbert on William Hill Sportsbook.

6. Los Angeles Chargers: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

The Chargers are in a position to start their guy Tyrod Taylor this season while bringing Tua along slowly to make sure he is fully healthy. I still think Tua can be the best quarterback in the draft, but questions about his health and height have to be answered.

Betting Tip: On the DraftKings Sportsbook, Tagovailoa is +100 to be the third quarterback drafted.

7. Carolina Panthers: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

The Panthers need all the help they can get on defense. The unit was poor last season, ranking 23rd in the league allowing more than 370 yards per game. Derrick Brown or Isaiah Simmons will be the pick here; I think Brown is the better player.

Betting Tip: Derrick Brown is -148 to go under 8.5 on the FanDuel Sportsbook.

8. Arizona Cardinals: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

The Arizona Cardinals are starting to put a nice little football team together. For the offense to shine, they will have to get more production from their offensive lineman. Becton is a 6-foot-7, 369-pound monster with excellent athleticism.

Betting Tip: Via DraftKings Sportsbook, Mekhi Becton is -167 to be a top-10 pick.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

The Jaguars need help all over the field, but they are pressed for talent on defense. Simmons is the most talented player left on the board. He could be one of the stars of this class. Simmons at this spot would be the steal of the draft.

Betting Tip: On the William Hill Sportsbook, Simmons’ O/U draft position is 6.5 with the over at -140. Simmons is +800 to land on the Jaguars.

10. Cleveland Browns: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

The Browns are back in the top 10 of the draft after yet another disappointing season. Poor play from the offensive line was consistent all season long. Wirfs can play either tackle spot and is an excellent athlete who can finish blocks. Wirfs was the 2019 Big-10 Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Betting Tip: Wirfs is +700 to land on the Browns via the DraftKings Sportsbook.

11. New York Jets: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

The Jets will either draft a wide receiver or offensive lineman here. If Jeudy is still sitting on the board he should be the pick, but I think the Jets play it safe and select the tackle from Georgia. At 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds, Thomas is an elite athlete who keeps the quarterback clean.

Betting Tip: The New York Jets are +110 to select an offensive lineman with their first pick via the DraftKings Sportsbook.

12. Las Vegas Raiders: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

The Raiders need a No. 1 wide receiver and Jeudy fits that profile perfectly. Last season, TE Darren Waller led the Raiders in receptions. Jeudy will immediately become their top target in the passing game.

Fantasy Advice: Jeudy will be a WR2 for fantasy purposes this season. He should be the consensus top pick in rookie drafts.

Betting Tip: The Raiders are a +140 favorite to land Jeudy on the William Hill Sportsbook.

13. San Francisco 49ers: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

The 49ers could go either offense or defense here, but I think Lamb would be too good of a player to pass up. Jeudy was considered to be the top WR off the board, but as we get closer to draft day, Lamb is closing the gap.

Betting Tip: Via the William Hill Sportsbook, Lamb is +100 to go over pick 12.5.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Jones, OT, Houston

DraftKings has Tampa at -400 to draft an offensive lineman here. They could also trade down if the top four offensive linemen are off the board by now. Jones is the next best tackle.

Betting Tip: Josh Jones is -150 to go under pick 28.5 on most sportsbooks.

15. Denver Broncos: Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

The Broncos need another target to put alongside Courtland Sutton and Ruggs is a super talented athlete who can score anytime he gets the balls in his hands.

Fantasy Advice: Ruggs will have fantasy value in 12-team leagues this season. He is a tremendous best-ball pick because of his big-play ability. He should be a top-five pick in rookie drafts.

Betting Tip: Via DraftKings Sportsbook, the Broncos are -230 to draft a wide receiver.



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