The NFL Draft is one of the most electric events on the sports calendar. Of course, there's a bet for just about everything, so let's dive into the most intriguing props available.
One draft insider told theScore this week that when it comes to the quarterback market, it's not something you'd "typically like to short." Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, and Drew Lock are all locks (no pun intended) to be snagged in Round 1. Daniel Jones has been rumored to possibly sneak into the first round, which would make it four QBs - enough for the over to hit.
Josh Rosen might be the biggest wild card here. If the Cardinals select Murray with the first overall pick and ship Rosen to a quarterback-needy team, there's a chance Jones could be the odd man out.
Reading credible mock drafts before making your picks won't exactly give you an edge nowadays. They're typically baked into the odds already.
Still, most dependable outlets have three Clemson players - defensive linemen Christian Wilkins, Dexter Lawrence, and Clelin Ferrell - going off the board in the first round, albeit two of them late.
It might be a sweat to the finish line.
The wide receiver dominoes aren't expected to fall until later on the first night ... if they do at all. Ole Miss' D.K. Metcalf is the odds-on favorite receiver to go off the board first, but then it gets a bit tricky. There doesn't appear to be a generational talent after that to warrant a high first-round grade in a cluster of second-tier wideouts comprised of Marquise Brown, N'Keal Harry, Kelvin Harmon, Hakeem Butler, and others.
Outside of the potential quarterback fireworks, the first night of the draft should be somewhat dull. Not only might the wide receiver market be slow, but there's also a good chance only one running back comes off the board. This is a defense-heavy class; don't be surprised if that side of the ball dominates the headlines on Thursday.
Haskins' draft position was one of the biggest movers this week. He was pegged at over/under 6.5 for some time but steamed up to 10.5.
So what if the Cardinals stick with Rosen and pass on Murray? Well, then the quarterback market probably won't heat up for a bit. And that probably most affects Haskins, who's the consensus No. 2 signal-caller to go off the board after Murray. But if the New York Giants are indeed keen on Jones with pick No. 17 and pass up the shot to take Haskins at No. 6, there might not be a logical spot for the former Ohio State quarterback before No. 10.
Ohio State's Haskins and Nick Bosa, Iowa's T.J. Hockenson, and Michigan's Devin Bush are all givens for Round 1. Michigan's Rashan Gary's stock might be trending downward, but his upside is too good to pass up in the first round. Iowa's Noah Fant has been a late first-rounder in most reputable mocks.
Where's the seventh? Ohio State's Parris Campbell? Michigan's Chase Winovich or David Long? There are some fringe first-round candidates, but right now we count six.
Alex Kolodziej is theScore's betting writer. He's a graduate of Eastern Illinois who has been involved in the sports betting industry for 11 years. He can quote every line from "Rounders" and appreciates franchises that regularly wear alternate jerseys. Find him on Twitter @AlexKoIodziej.