NFL Draft 2017 prop bets: Breaking down first-ever draft props

The 2017 NFL Draft is less than three weeks away, and for the first time, official NFL Draft prop bets are here.

The 2017 NFL Draft is this week, and for the first time, official NFL Draft prop bets are here.

Now that sportsbooks in Las Vegas and the rest of Nevada have been granted permission to take prop bets for the NFL Draft, we have the specifics of on what draftnik gamblers can wager between April 27 and 29.

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The sheet of initial props comes from William Hill U.S., which also made the request. Although one still can't bet on when specific prospects will be taken or what NFL teams do in the draft — two things that could be corrupted by inside information — there are plenty props.

Here's a look at the list, breaking down each prop along the way.

NFL Draft 2017: Prop bets

Alabama players drafted in Round 1

Over/under: 4.5

DT Jonathan Allen, TE O.J. Howard and ILB Reuben Foster are the locks, but OT Cam Robinson, CB Marlon Humphrey and OLB Tim Williams are major wild cards with their positions being strong early in the draft. From what we know, the total is not hitting five.

Pick: Under

LSU players drafted in Round 1

Over/under: 2.5

RB Leonard Fournette and S Jamal Adams both likely will be selected within top 10 overall picks. It's up to whether CB Tre'Davious White will come off the board in Round 1. He's been mocked anywhere from No. 14 to No. 32. It's worth the shot.

Pick: Over


SEC players in Round 1

Over/under: 11.5

Between Alabama and LSU, there's at least five without blinking. Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett and Tennessee DE Derek Barnett are the other first-round locks. Include Robinson and White, and there's nine. Then you need three more from the group of Humphrey, Williams, Missouri DE Charles Harris and Florida's defense. Right now, it looks frustratingly short.

Pick: Under

SEC vs. Pac-12 players in Round 1

Line: SEC -5.5

We'll go baseline 10 for the SEC. The first-round locks from the Pac-12 are Stanford DE Solomon Thomas and RB Christian McCaffrey, Washington WR John Ross and Utah OT Garret Bolles. UCLA OLB Takkarist McKinley is starting to look safe, too. The late-risers include Washington CB Kevin King, Colorado CB Chidobe Awuize and USC CB Adoree' Jackson. The floor is looking good out west.

Pick: Pac-12

SEC vs. Big Ten players in Round 1

Line: SEC -4.5

Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore and S Malik Hooker are the Big Ten's no-doubters. Wisconsin OT Ryan Ramcyzk is looking fine, too. Ohio State CB Gareon Conley, Michigan State DT Malik McDowell and Wisconsin OLB T.J. Watt have been late risers. That's before considering the Michigan duo of DE Taco Charlton and S Jabrill Peppers. Put it all together, and we have confidence in the Big Ten.

Pick: Big Ten

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Pac-12 vs. Big Ten in Round 1

Line: Big Ten -0.5

The Pac-12 has more "surefire" picks. But the Big Ten's wild-card six feel more likely to help it catch up. That's a two-prospect cushion in the end.

Pick: Big Ten

Offensive vs. defensive players in Round 1

Line: Defensive -5.5

For "defensive" to be a winning bet, it must represent 19 of the 32 picks. From the players and positions we've mentioned above, 13 is a slam dunk. Then add Temple DE/LB Haason Reddick. That's still only 14.

Even if defense has the edge, recent history says it won't be big. Last year it was Defense 18, Offense 14. In '15, it was Offensive 17, Defense 15. Two years ago it was Defense 17, Offense 15.

Pick: Offensive players

Round of first kicker taken

Rounds 1-3: Even

Rounds 4-7: -120

Call this the Roberto Aguayo sucker bet. Based on consensus prospect rankings, no kicker will be drafted until well into Day 3.

Pick: Rounds 4-7

Quarterbacks in Round 1

Over/under: -3.5

This one's tricky. North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky and Clemson's Deshaun Watson are good bets. Texas Tech's Pat Mahomes is getting to that point. That leaves Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer and California's Davis Webb to crash the party. There are too many questions about the quality of this class to trust the quantity.

Pick: Under

Running backs in Round 1

Over/under: -2.5

This one's easy. Three backs taken in Round 1 would mean Florida State's Dalvin Cook joining Fournette and McCaffrey. Any more than three backs being selected in Round 1 would be shocking, but three is all you need, and three is what you'll get.

Pick: Over


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