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The last time we saw a wide receiver go in the top 10 of the NFL draft was in 2017, when Corey Davis (No. 5) and Mike Williams (No. 7) both went early. This year, up to three receivers are threatening to sneak into the top 10.
But who will be first? Oddsmakers like Jerry Jeudy (-150) to become the first wideout taken, but CeeDee Lamb (+140) is making a strong case, too. And what about Henry Ruggs (+400), whose game-breaking speed is as enticing as any trait in this class?
Here are the odds from theScore Bet for the first WR to be taken, with some insights on the top three, and one sleeper to consider:
Jeudy is one of the most polished receiving prospects we've seen in quite some time, so it's no surprise he's the favorite to go first. He should be after posting 2,478 yards and 28 touchdowns over the last two years at Alabama, where it was hard to find a knock on his game.
If there is one, it's that the best of Jeudy might be similar to what we've already seen. "Safe" is hard to get excited about when drafting a skill position player this early, so the promise of Lamb or Ruggs could lead to Jeudy being the second guy off the board. He should be favored to go first, but I wouldn't pay the extra price.
This is solid value for a player many draftniks consider the top receiver in this class. Our latest mock draft slots Lamb in as the first WR off the board at No. 11, which is everything you need to know about betting plus-money on that happening.
Lamb possesses arguably the best ball skills of anyone in this class, and he produced many jaw-dropping plays while at Oklahoma. Take the better odds if you're choosing between the top two guys, which means Lamb is a nice bet for this prop.
If this price was a bit longer, I'd be buying all the Ruggs stock I could. Speed sells in the NFL draft, especially at wide receiver, and in the past we've seen players like Ruggs skyrocket up boards in the final weeks and days before the first round.
It feels like we're seeing that again this year, and it's not hard to envision a team like the Jets or Raiders wanting a field-stretcher to bring the most out of their stagnant offenses. I probably wouldn't play +400 for Ruggs given the talent around him in this class, but I certainly couldn't blame anyone for taking a shot.
I know, I know. This isn't happening, nor should it. But Mims' rise up boards is real, and we've seen previous drafts when a consensus next-tier receiver is the first one taken.
The former Baylor wideout has talked to at least one team in the top 12, and his enticing skill set and raw traits could be enough to convince a club that Mims' upside is the highest in the class. Is it? Probably not, but at 60-1 odds, it's worth betting that one team believes in him.
C Jackson Cowart is a betting writer for theScore. He's an award-winning journalist with stops at The Charlotte Observer, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Times Herald-Record, and BetChicago. He's also a proud graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, and his love of sweet tea is rivaled only by that of a juicy prop bet. Find him on Twitter @CJacksonCowart.