The 2012 NFL Draft is amongst us as NFL owners and coaches look for players to fit their team’s needs. The NFL draft will be held in New York City starting today, Thursday April 26th, and will continue for three days until April 28. The Indianapolis Colts, who compiled the league’s worst record in the 2011 season, have the right to the first selection. As predictable as the draft is in the first two slots, is as open as it gets beyond the blue chip quarterbacks.NFL oddsmakers have compiled some interesting NFL Draft 2012 Prop Bets for you to ponder. Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting NFL Draft Prop Bets ahead of your predictions.
How Many Quarterbacks Will Be Selected in the 1st Round?
Over 3.5 (+160)/Under 3.5 (-230)
How many WR’s will be selected in the first round?
Over 3.5 (-350)/Under 3.5 (+225)
What will be Brandon Weeden Draft Position?
Over 36.5 (-200)/Under 36.5 (+150)
What will be Ryan Tannehill Draft Position?
Over 8 (-150)/Under 8 (+110)
Who Will Make the 4th Overall Pick in the NFL Draft?
Cleveland Browns (-300)/Any Other Team (+200)
Who will be the third overall pick in the NFL Draft?
Matt Kalil (-175)
Morris Claiborne (+105)
Justin Blackmon (+425)
Riley Reiff (+1000)
Who Will Be the 4th Overall Pick in the NFL Draft?
Trent Richardson (-200)
Ryan Tannehill (+150)
Justin Blackmon (+425)
Morris Claiborne (+600)
Who will be the fifth overall pick in the NFL Draft?
Matt Kalil (+750)
Morris Claiborne (-180)
Stephon Gilmore (+250)
Trent Richardson (+175)
Ryan Tannehill – The Dolphins should take the best talent on the board at eight. However, when a franchise has been lacking a strong presence under centre for as long as Miami has, it’s difficult to convince fans that passing on quaterback is the best thing to do. Tannehill has second round talent, but desperation will turn him into a top ten pick in 2012. Tannehill is a natural leader and will give Dolphins fans hope for the future.
Trent Richardson – Some are calling Richardson the best player in this draft, while others are warning that the top ten is too high for a running back. The Browns are keeping their cards close to the vest, but their offence needs a defibrillator shock to bring them back to life and Richardson may be able to provide that.
Justin Blackmon – Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has shot up draft boards since the end of the college season and the Rams are rumoured to be interested. While Cox would be a nice fit on their defence, it’s hard to imagine St. Louis would pass on the draft’s best receiver and a chance to give Sam Bradford a much-needed new target in the passing game.
Morris Claiborne – If the Buccaneers make Claiborne the fifth overall pick then we’ve officially spoiled the beginning of the 2012 draft. Tampa Bay would like to add Richardson, but he will likely be off the board before they can do so. Claiborne is a great consolation prize.
Matt Kalil – If the Vikings hope to keep their young quarterback Christian Ponder alive in the pocket, they need to draft a stud who can protect him on the edge. Kalil has spent his career at USC blocking for Matt Barkley and has emerged as the best tackle prospect in this year’s class. With a combination of hardwork and a willingness to improve at his craft, Kalil is on pace to become a premier player at the next level.
Riley Reiff – There is plenty of buzz at One Bills Drive after the team was able to sign defensive linemen Mario Williams and Mark Anderson. If general manager Buddy Nix wants to continue his successful off-season, he will have to use his first round pick on an offensive tackle or a wide receiver. While Notre Dame pass catcher Michael Floyd is tempting, Reiff is a more pro-ready prospect and can contribute on the line right away.
Stephon Gilmore – Jacksonville tried to improve their secondary by adding former Giants cornerback Aaron Ross, but they aren’t done. In one of the first surprises of the draft, the Jaguars will take a player who a few months ago wasn’t projected to be a first rounder. Gilmore’s stock has risen significantly, but Jacksonville would be smart to try to trade down and pick him up instead of reaching.
Point-Spreads recommends you check the NFL Draft Prop Bets before they start picking.