- The Washington Times - Monday, April 23, 2018

The NFL Draft starts Thursday, and according to an online sports book, USC’s Sam Darnold is the favorite for the first overall pick. 

BetDSI.eu lists Darnold as a -150 favorite to be taken first overall by the Cleveland Browns. Darnold is seen by many as the top quarterback in this year’s draft. 

Wyoming’s Josh Allen has the second-best odds to go first, being listed at +250. 

If you think the Browns will shock and not take a quarterback first, then you can place a bet on them selecting Penn State running back Saquon Barkley (+750).

Elsewhere, the sports book lists all sorts of prop bets: ranging from the broadcast to exact predictions. Here are some that stand out. 


Total NFL Draft Round 1 trades (trades prior to Draft Day do not count)
Over 7.5 (-115)
Under 7.5 (-115)



Length (hours) of NFL Draft Round 1 
Over 4 (-115)
Under 4 (-115)
NFL Draft No. 1 overall pick hugs his mom first
Yes -300
No +400
NFL Draft No. 1 overall pick cries (before Roger Goodell greeting)
Yes +200
No -300



Drake song is used as a walk-up song for any NFL Draft Rd 1 selection 
Yes -200 
No +150



Baker Mayfield is drafted by Cardinals as psychic predicted
Yes +800
No -1200



Total quarterbacks selected in NFL Draft Round 1
Over 4.5 (-115)
Under 4.5 (-115)


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