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How draft betting works in the NFL?

Draft betting in the NFL allows fans and bettors to wager on various aspects of the NFL draft, including predicting which players will be selected in specific positions, such as the No. 1 overall pick, or making prop bets on draft-related outcomes.

Here's a breakdown of how draft betting works in the NFL:

Betting Options: There are various betting options available for the NFL draft, including predicting the order of player selections, over/under bets on the number of players drafted from a specific college or position, and prop bets on specific draft-related outcomes.

Draft Position Betting: One popular type of draft bet is predicting the draft position of a specific player. For example, you can bet on whether a player will be selected within the top 10 picks or if they will fall outside of the first round.

No. 1 Overall Pick: Another common bet is predicting the player who will be selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. This is often a highly anticipated and heavily wagered-on market.

Prop Bets: Prop bets allow you to wager on specific draft-related outcomes, such as the total number of quarterbacks selected in the first round, the number of players drafted from a specific college, or even the draft day trades that may occur.

Research and Analysis: To make informed draft bets, it's important to research player rankings, team needs, and potential draft strategies. Stay updated on mock drafts, expert analysis, and team rumors to gain insights that can inform your betting decisions.

Sportsbooks: To place draft bets, you can use online sportsbooks that offer NFL draft betting markets. These sportsbooks provide odds and betting options for the draft, allowing you to place your wagers.


49ers sign wide receiver Jauan Jennings through 2025

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Jauan Jennings, a restricted free agent who has proven himself as a dependable third receiver option for the team over the past three seasons, has agreed to a two-year contract with the 49ers. This deal ensures that Jennings will remain with the team in San Francisco until the 2025 season.

Rather than signing his restricted free agent tender, Jennings opted for this agreement, which can be seen as a one-year extension in nature.

According to agents Drew and Jason Rosenhaus, the contract is valued at a maximum of $15.4 million, with $10.5 million guaranteed, as confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Read More

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Adding to the oddity, the absence of a resounding voice bantering with the defensive line or playfully teasing young offensive linemen and coaches-turned-referees presiding over team sessions is quite noticeable.

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Carolina Panthers hand Chicago Bears

The No. 1 pick - Let's check the 2024 NFL draft 1st-round order!

It's now the Chicago Bears' turn to make their selection as they hold the coveted No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL draft. This opportunity arises from a trade made prior to the 2023 NFL draft, where the Carolina Panthers acquired the top pick. The trade has proven to be advantageous for the Bears, as the Panthers' loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars secured them the worst record in the league this season. The draft order is determined primarily by teams' records, with strength of schedule used as a tiebreaker. This means that the Bears, with their ownership of the No. 1 pick, have the first opportunity to choose a promising prospect in the upcoming draft.

If the season were to end today, the remaining 14 spots in the first round of the NFL draft would be determined by the results of the playoffs. The order of these teams would be based on their playoff seed, meaning that the teams with higher seeds would have later picks in the first round. It's important to note that this order is subject to change as the playoffs progress and teams advance or are eliminated from the postseason.

The 2024 NFL draft is scheduled to be held in Detroit from April 25-27.

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Let's check the 2024 NFL draft 1st-round order

Chicago Bears (from Panthers) — Carolina Panthers' record: 2-14 (strength of schedule: .520)
Washington Commanders — Record: 4-12 (.504)
New England Patriots — Record: 4-12 (.527)
Arizona Cardinals — Record: 4-12 (.566)
New York Giants — Record: 5-11 (.500)
Los Angeles Chargers — Record: 5-11 (.520)
Tennessee Titans — Record: 5-11 (.527)
New York Jets — Record: 6-10 (.523)
Atlanta Falcons — Record: 7-9 (.418)
Chicago Bears — Record: 7-9 (.461)
Las Vegas Raiders — Record: 7-9 (.488)
Minnesota Vikings — Record: 7-9 (.496)
New Orleans Saints — Record: 8-8 (.430)
Denver Broncos — Record: 8-8 (.488)
Seattle Seahawks — Record: 8-8 (.531)
Cincinnati Bengals — Record: 8-8 (.574)
Arizona Cardinals (from Texans) — Houston Texans' record: 9-7 (.473)
Pittsburgh Steelers — Record: 9-7 (.527)
Green Bay Packers — Record: 8-8 (.473)
Indianapolis Colts — Record: 9-7 (.480)
Los Angeles Rams — Record: 9-7 (.520)
Buffalo Bills — Record: 10-6 (.457)
Philadelphia Eagles — Record: 11-5 (.484)
Houston Texans (from Browns) — Cleveland Browns' record: 11-5 (.539)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Record: 8-8 (.508)
Jacksonville Jaguars — Record: 9-7 (.543)
Kansas City Chiefs — Record: 10-6 (.496)
Miami Dolphins — Record: 11-5 (.434)
Dallas Cowboys — Record: 11-5 (.461)
Detroit Lions — Record: 11-5 (.484)
San Francisco 49ers — Record: 12-4 (.504)
Baltimore Ravens — Record: 13-3 (.543)