The 2022 NFL Draft is in the books, with wide receivers and the Georgia Bulldogs taking center stage.
The theme of the 2022 draft was a departure from recent drafts, in which quarterbacks have been picked early and often. In that regard, an early look at 2023 NFL Draft odds suggests a return to the norm, with a pair of passers topping the board early in the process.
Here's a look at the 2023 odds to go first overall, just under a year out from the draft.
2023 NFL Draft odds: Odds to go first overall
|Player||Position||Odds to go No. 1 overall|
|Tyler Van Dyke||QB||+1,800|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook as of May 4, 2022.
Favorite to go first overall in the 2023 NFL Draft
CJ Stroud (+200)
Alabama passer Bryce Young edged out Ohio State QB CJ Stroud for the Heisman in 2021 but early odds say roles will be reversed at the top of the 2023 NFL Draft. In his first season as the Buckeyes' starter, Stroud was excellent, throwing for 4,435 yards and 44 touchdowns to just six interceptions. While not as mobile as his Bama counterpart, Stroud should be among the first names called next spring.
Bryce Young (+225)
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner was unable to take his Crimson Tide to a natty but he'll get another crack as a junior, with Bama atop the CFP National Championship odds board. Young was superb in his first full season as the Tide's starter, finishing with 4,872 passing yards and a 47:7 touchdown-to-interception ratio en route to the Heisman.
Will Anderson (+330)
Under Nick Saban, Alabama has produced an endless line of solid-to-great pros on the defensive side of the ball. EDGE Will Anderson has a chance to be among the absolute best after two phenomenal seasons to begin his collegiate career. Anderson picked up seven sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss as a freshman then followed it up with 17.5 sacks and 31 TFLs as a sophomore.
The presence of high-level quarterbacks could crowd Anderson out of the first overall pick conversation but make no mistake, the Bama stud is the best defensive player in the 2023 draft.
NFL Draft betting trends
• Quarterback is the most important position on the football field and while most first overall selections have played QB, quarterback hunters have been in high demand as well. With Walker's selection yesterday, four of the last 16 No. 1-overall picks were pass rushers.
• All but two of the last 15 NFL Drafts have seen an offensive lineman get picked in the Top 10, with 2022 being no different as Ikem Ekwonu, Evan Neal, and Charles Cross went sixth, seventh, and ninth.
List of first overall NFL Draft picks
How to bet on the 2023 NFL Draft
Sportsbooks will post odds for the player to go first overall in the draft as soon the previous year's draft is over. Once the college football season begins in September, these odds could change weekly depending on how players are performing as well as the evaluations of trusted draftniks such as Mel Kiper Jr.
In addition, this NFL futures bet may also take into account the team needs of the worst team(s) in the NFL.
After the NCAA football season is over, NFL Draft odds will solidify after key events such as the underclassmen declaration deadline, the NFL Scouting Combine and pro days. In the weeks leading up to the draft, sportsbooks will offer more NFL Draft prop bets.
Understanding NFL Draft odds
The odds to go first overall in the NFL Draft will typically look like this:
- Kenny Pickett +135
This means that if you placed a $100 bet on Pickett, you would win $135 if the Pitt QB goes first overall in 2022. When you get closer to the draft and there is a general consensus on who will go first overall, you might see a player with a minus sign (-) ahead of his odds, like this:
- Travon Walker -450
This means that you'd have to bet $450 to win $100 on Walker being drafted first overall.
Above we have posted the American odds for the 2022 NFL Draft. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.
Get more NFL Draft betting tips and strategies with our draft betting guide.
NFL Draft FAQs
Georgia defensive end Travon Walker went to the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 1 overall.
Among the top prospects are three Top-5 finishers in Heisman voting last year, including the winner, in Bryce Young, CJ Stroud, and Will Anderson.