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2016 NFL Draft Player Position Props

The NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and with it comes the new wave of professional football players. But before we start hearing names called, we listen to experts and read mock drafts by hundreds of writers to try and predict when certain players will be realizing their dreams. Why not take all the information you ingested during slow afternoons at work and make some wagers?

Here is a full list and analysis of several key players final draft position.

LB Myles Jack – UCLA

Most agree that Myles Jack is one of the top five players in terms of pure skill in this draft class, but the linebacker is recovering from a knee surgery that ended his last season in college. His elite speed and athleticism could mean that Jack could be one of the best linebackers of the coming generation.

Jack could see a fall in the draft if teams are not sold on his knee, especially considering his reliance on speed. The draft position O/U is set at 8.0 according to Bovada. That would require Jack to fall past defense hungry teams like Jacksonville and teams that use the ‘best player available’ strategy like Baltimore. 

2016 NFL Draft Position – Myles Jack

Odds as of April 28 at Bovada

  • OVER 8.0 -300
  • UNDER 8.0 +200

RB Ezekiel Elliott – Ohio State

With the revelation of Todd Gurley last season, a running back being drafted in the top 10 has become a more realistic option. Ezekiel Elliott is one of the most well-rounded running backs to enter the NFL in years with his ability to run between the tackles, catch the ball and block better than every other back in the draft.

Reportedly several teams are in love with Elliot, which includes Chicago (No.11) and Miami (No.13). Of the teams currently sitting in the top eight spots only Dallas, Baltimore and Cleveland have a need for a back. Keep an eye on Miami, as they may be willing to trade back up to take Elliott ahead of potentially losing him to Chicago.

2016 NFL Draft Position – Ezekiel Elliott

Odds as of April 28 at Bovada

  • OVER 8.5 +200
  • UNDER 8.5 -300

DE Joey Bosa – Ohio State

Joey Bosa is not the flashiest player, but is the type of player that will quietly develop into a top 15 player at his position. Bosa’s play reminds some of Jared Allen or Ryan Kerrigan; a tenacious, high-octane, tough player who will be a good starter as a base 4-3 defensive end or an OLB in a 3-4.

The Buckeyes’ O/U is set at five, and with the top two picks pretty much guaranteed to be quarterbacks, that means Bosa would need to be taken by either San Diego or Dallas for the UNDER to cash. The Cowboys could use Bosa more than most teams with several suspensions decimating their DE position, but it’s not the flashy pick Jerry Jones likes.

2016 NFL Draft Position – Joey Bosa

Odds as of April 28 at Bovada

  • OVER 5.0 -200
  • UNDER 5.0 +150

QB Paxton Lynch – Memphis

The top two quarterbacks of this draft class will go one and two without any doubt. However, there is undoubtedly a large drop off between Jared Goff/Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch. However, there is always one team that will reach for a quarterback in the draft with the NFL becoming even more and more reliant on the position.

Many teams will not spend a first round pick on a quarterback with the position either solidified or eating too much of their salaray cap already. The only two teams that seem like real threats to pick Lynch inside the top 20 would be San Francisco (No.7) and the New York Jets (No.20).

2016 NFL Draft Position – Paxton Lynch

Odds as of April 28 at Bovada

  • OVER 21.5 +200
  • UNDER 21.5 -300

RB Derrick Henry – Alabama

Derrick Henry is one of the more divisive players in this draft. There is no doubt he is talented, but some question the wear on his tires and his one-dimensional game. The right team could easily plug Henry into the starting lineup and he could be their bell cow from day one.

In all likelihood, Henry will not hear his name called on Thursday night during the first round of the draft. Most are projecting that the back will go near the top of Round 2 with Dallas seemingly being an optimal spot if the team doesn’t take Ezekiel Elliot in Round 1.

2016 NFL Draft Position – Derrick Henry

Odds as of April 28 at Bovada

  • OVER 36.5 -200
  • UNDER 36.5 -150

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