The whirlwind that is the NFL draft has come and gone, and despite being labelled a “boring” year, this draft certainly delivered the drama it is known for.

As far as betting draft props go, the unpredictability we’ve come to love made things tougher this year, but there was still plenty of value and opportunity to make a little cash while watching the picks.

We nailed Travon Walker going first overall at +175 a week before the draft, and you could have had him at +350 a week or so before that.

We also hit on UNDER 3.5 quarterbacks going in the first as the Steelers made Pitt QB Kenny Pickett the lone signal-caller to land in the first 32 picks. Along with much of the NFL world, we were surprised Liberty’s Malik Willis fell out of the first, but we weren’t surprised we didn’t see any of the other QBs drafted in Round 1.

Betting on OVER 5.5 wide receivers going in the first round was also profitable as six ended up being drafted. We were certain Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams, Chris Olave and Drake London would go that high and were happy to see Jahan Dotson and Treylon Burks also land in the first.

On the not so good side, there were more offensive linemen selected in the first than we expected with the Patriots reaching for a consensus Day 2 tackle, Cole Strange, at No. 29, and Ty Smith and Tyler Linderbaum – both borderline first rounders – also landing in the top 32 along with everyone’s top six OLs.

We also missed on Jameson Williams as a top-10 pick. The speedy Alabama receiver ended up at 12 after Detroit traded up to get him. 

We hope you enjoyed the draft. Check back soon for updated 2023 NFL Draft odds and check out our Super Bowl odds page in the meantime!

The 2022 NFL Draft is tonight and you can see the NFL draft odds and betting props at all of our NFL betting sites.

Five quarterbacks were taken within the first 15 selections of the 2021 NFL Draft, but the 2022 edition appears to be heading in a different direction. Quarterbacks are not expected to dominate the first several selections as just one of the six players on the BetOnline Sportsbook board to be drafted No. 1 overall is a quarterback – Liberty’s Malik Willis.

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2022 NFL Draft Odds: First Overall Pick

Best Odds for the 2022 NFL Draft First Overall Pick
Player Odds
Aidan Hutchinson -180
Travon Walker +175
Kayvon Thibodeaux +900
Evan Neal +1400
Ikem Ekwonu +1400
Malik Willis +5000

Odds as of April 21 at BetOnline Sportsbook

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Aidan Hutchinson

Michigan edge Aidan Hutchinson is the betting favorite for now, but his odds were at -325 just two weeks ago and the gap is closing between him and Georgia edge Travon Walker as more and more mock drafters and analysts project Walker as the top pick.

Hutchinson wasn’t in the conversation to be the first overall selection in this year’s draft at the start of the 2021 season. However, a dominant campaign lifted him to the top of the oddsboard as the heavy favorite to be selected first by the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to our betting odds calculator, Hutchinson has an implied probability of 64.29 percent to be the first player taken, so at least we know where the oddsmakers stand.

Travon Walker

Georgia edge Travon Walker (+175) is the second-most likely player to go first overall in 2022 NFL Draft betting props and it is not hard to see why. The Bulldogs lineman put together a great season and followed it with a spectacular combine where he tested as one of the best athletes at his position in recent memory.

The general consensus is that while Hutchinson is the safer, higher-floor prospect, Walker has the higher ceiling because of that elite athleticism. We like him to land in the top two either way, but really like betting him to be the top selection at plus money. The markets continue to move in this direction.

Other NFL Draft Betting Props

If you’re looking for more NFL draft props outside of odds to go at No. 1, online sportsbook Bovada has you covered.

The shop has released odds on how many quarterbacks, offensive linemen and wide receivers will be taken in the first round as well as several other position- and player-specific props.

Here are a few of our favorites.

NFL Draft Odds: Top 10 Pick

To be a top 10 pick
Option Odds
Ahmad Gardner -700
Charles Cross -400
Malik Willis -350
Garrett Wilson -170
Jermaine Johnson -170
Kyle Hamilton -135
Derek Stingley Jr. -125
Drake London -105
Kenny Pickett +125
Jameson Williams +175
Jordan Davis +300
Trevor Penning +500
Devin Lloyd +550
Chris Olave +1200
Desmond Ridder +1200
Treylon Burks +1200
George Karlaftis +1400
Matt Corral +1400
Sam Howell +2000
Tyler Linderbaum +2000
Nakobe Dean +3000
David Ojabo +10000

Odds as of April 21 at Bovada

We agree with the odds here that Gardner is a lock to go in the top 10 and that Cross and Willis are pretty likely to as well. But those three bets won’t make you much money.

We like Jermaine Johnson (-170) and Kyle Hamilton (-135) here, but our favorite bet is Jameson Williams at +175. We’re fairly certain there will be at least one receiver taken in the top 10 and the Alabama product has been flying up draft boards of late.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported recently that he expects Williams to land in the top 10 and we’re seeing the speedster mocked consistently in that range in recent weeks.

We like betting on Williams to be the first receiver off the board (+200) and for him to land in the top 10.

NFL Draft Odds: How Many Quarterbacks Will Go in Round 1?

How many quarterbacks will be drafted in the first round?
Option Odds
UNDER 3.5 -300
OVER 3.5 +200

Odds as of April 21 at Bovada

If you have been following the draft process, you probably know this isn’t a great QB class. Many analysts have speculated that the fifth QB off the board last year, Mac Jones, would easily be the top guy in this year’s class.

With that in mind, there appears to be one very good prospect in Malik Willis and then a bunch of guys with limited ceilings and uninspiring comparables. Kenny Pickett has been described as a Ryan Tannehill/Andy Dalton type. Desmond Ridder looks like Alex Smith with better wheels and Sam Howell has been comped to a discount Baker Mayfield.

But regardless of the talent level, we feel pretty good about how early some of these guys will be drafted. Willis is going in the first round. So is Pickett, in all likelihood. And though we could see Matt Corral, Howell or Ridder end up in the first, we don’t think there’s any chance all three end up there and would be surprised if two of them did.

That leaves you with three QBs in the first 32 picks. The odds for this prop reflect that assumption and we don’t think -300 is a number high enough for the UNDER at 3.5 QBs. That’s a solid bet.

NFL Draft Prop Bets: How Many OLs Will Go in Round 1?

NFL Draft Odds: How many Offensive Linemen will be drafted in the first round?
Option Odds
UNDER 7.5 -150
OVER 7.5 +110

Odds as of April 21 at Bovada

There are four stone-cold locks in Neal, Ekwonu, Penning and Cross to go in the first and two others, Zion Johnson and Kenyon Green, who appear to fit into the category of very likely”. But finding two more is tough if you want to bet the plus money here.

We like the UNDER at -150.

NFL Draft Prop Bets: How Many WRs Will Go in Round 1?

NFL Draft Odds: How many Wide Receivers will be drafted in the first round?
Option Odds
OVER 5.5 -190
UNDER 5.5 +145

Odds as of April 21 at Bovada

The recent explosion of the free-agent wide receiver market must have general managers shaking in their boots if they’ve got a young and yet-to-be-paid receiver on the roster (we’re looking at you Tennessee, Washington and San Francisco). 

The good news for GMs looking for cheaper options at wideout is receiver is one of the top positions in this year’s draft. Jameson Williams, Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave and Drake London are locked-in first rounders who could all end up in the top 15 while George Pickens, Treylon Burks, Jahan Dotson, Skyy Moore and Christian Watson all range from either “likely” to “wouldn’t surprise” as potential first-rounders. There are too many teams with big needs at receiver and the class is too deep for there not to be several of these guys taken early. 

We really like the OVER 5.5 here at -190.

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First Running back selected
Option Odds
Breece Hall -250
Kenneth Walker III +280
Isaiah Spiller +1500
Dameon Pierce +2000
Tyler Allgeier +2500
James Cook +2500
Brian Robinson Jr.  +2500
Kyren Williams +3500
Isaih Pacheco +4000
Zamir White +5000

Odds as of April 21 at Bovada

First Cornerback selected
Option Odds
Ahmad Gardner -280
Derek Stingley Jr. +300
Trent McDuffie +1500
Andrew Booth Jr. +7500
Kyler Gordon +10000
Daxton Hall +10000

Odds as of April 21 at Bovada

First offensive lineman selected
Option Odds
Ikem Ekwonu -190
Evan Neal +150
Charles Cross +750
Trevor Penning +3300
Tyler Linderbaum +3300

Odds as of April 21 at Bovada

First Wide Receiver selected
Option Odds
Garrett Wilson -110
Drake London +200
Jameson Williams +200
Chris Olave +1800
Treylon Burks +2000
Jahan Dotson +7500
Christian Watson +7500
Skyy Moore +10000

Odds as of April 21 at Bovada

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2022 NFL Draft FAQs

Where can I learn more about how to bet on the NFL draft?

If you love the NFL draft but are new to betting or love betting but haven’t put any money down on the draft before, our guide helps you understand how to bet on the NFL draft. It explains the types of bets you can make, so that you can tackle the NFL draft like Aaron Donald takes down quarterbacks.

Who is favored to be selected first overall in the NFL draft?

Michigan Wolverines defensive end Aidan Hutchinson is the current betting favorite to be selected first overall in the 2022 NFL Draft. Georgia defensive lineman Travon Walker and Oregon Ducks defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux are the next two most likely candidates to be selected first overall in the NFL draft.

What other NFL draft prop bets can I make?

NFL draft prop betting involves wagers on just about anything to do with the NFL draft and ranges from who will be the first running back drafted, to whether the No. 1 overall pick hugs his mom or dad first, to how many players from the Big 12 will be drafted in the first round.