NFL Draft Betting Odds 2025: Sanders Stands Solo

So you want more NFL Draft content? Awesome, you've come to the right place! Since the NFL is king, there are now odds on who will go No. 1 in the 2025 NFL Draft and a pair of QBs lead the pack.

May 23, 2024 • 10:39 ET • 4 min read
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Football is king and because of that, sportsbooks have already released 2025 NFL Draft odds and there's been plenty of movement to dissect.

Colorado's Shedeur Sanders is the current favorite to go No. 1, but that could all change as we work our way through both the NFL and college seasons. 

Join me as I run through the full list of really early NFL odds below. 

2025 NFL Draft betting odds

Player Position Odds
Colorado Shedeur Sanders QB +350
Georgia Carson Beck QB +475
TennesseeJames Pearce Jr.  DE +650
Texas Quinn Ewers QB +750
Georgia Mykel Williams DL +1,500
Penn State Will Campbell QB +2,000
Colorado Travis Hunter CB/WR +2,000
Washington State Jalen Milroe QB +2,000

Odds as of 5/23/24 — DraftKings Sportsbook

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Latest NFL Draft odds news and updates

May 23, 2024: If you like line movement then this is the market you need to follow all year long. What started as a three-QB race for No. 1, shifted in favor of Carson Beck, and now has shifted again in favor of Colorado's Shedeur Sanders. Sanders has seen his odds shorten from +450 to +350, while Beck is going the opposite direction from +300 to +475. Quinn Ewers has also seen a shortening of odds, going from +1,400 to +750 in the space of a week. New to the market is Alabama QB Jalen Milroe who checks in at +2,000. 

Draft Order Selection
1. Chicago Bears Caleb Williams (QB)
2. Washington Commanders Jayden Daniels (QB)
3. New England Patriots Drake Maye (QB)
4. Arizona Cardinals Marvin Harrison Jr. (WR)
5. Los Angeles Chargers Joe Alt (OT)
6. New York Giants Malik Nabers (WR)
7. Tennessee Titans JC Latham (OT)
8. Atlanta Falcons Michael Penix Jr. (QB)
9. Chicago Bears Rome Odunze (WR)
10. Minnesota Vikings J.J. McCarthy (QB)
11. New York Jets Olumuyiwa Fashanu (OT)
12. Denver Broncos Bo Nix (QB)
13. Las Vegas Raiders Brock Bowers (TE)
14. New Orleans Saints Taliese Fuaga (OT)
15. Indianapolis Colts Laiatu Latu (DE)
16. Seattle Seahawks Byron Murphy II (DT)
17. Minnesota Vikings Dallas Turner (DE)
18. Cincinnati Bengals Amarius Mims (OT)
19. Los Angeles Rams  Jared Verse (DE)
20. Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Fautanu (OT)
21. Miami Dolphins Chop Robinson (DE)
22. Philadelphia Eagles  Quinyon Mitchell (CB)
23. Jacksonville Jaguars Brian Thomas JR. (WR)
24. Detroit Lions Terrion Arnold (CB)
25. Green Bay Packers Jordan Morgan (OL)
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Graham Barton (C)
27. Arizona Cardinals Darius Robinson (DE)
28. Kansas City Chiefs Xavier Worthy (WR)
29. Dallas Cowboys Tyler Guyton (OT)
30. Baltimore Ravens  Nate Wiggins (CB)
31. San Francisco 49ers  Rickey Pearsall (WR)
32. Carolina Panthers Xavier Legette (WR)

• Quarterback is the most important position on the football field and following Chicago taking Caleb Williams at No.1 in 2024, 20 of the last 27 first-overall picks have been QBs.

• All but two of the last 17 NFL Drafts have seen an offensive lineman get picked in the Top 10, with 2024 being no different as Joe Alt went fifth and JC Latham went at No.7.

List of first overall NFL Draft picks

Year Player Position
2024 Panthers Caleb Williams QB
2023 Panthers Bryce Young QB
2022 Jaguars Travon Walker DE
2021  Jaguars Trevor Lawrence QB
2020 Bengals Joe Burrow QB
2019 Cardinals Kyler Murray QB
2018 Cardinals Baker Mayfield QB
2017 Cardinals Myles Garrett DE
2016 Cardinals Jared Goff QB
2015 Cardinals Jameis Winston QB
2014 Cardinals Jadeveon Clowney DE
2013 Chiefs Eric Fisher OT
2012 Cardinals Andrew Luck QB
2011 Panthers Cam Newton QB
2010 Cardinals Sam Bradford QB
2009 Cardinals Matthew Stafford QB
2008 Cardinals Jake Long OT
2007 Cardinals JaMarcus Russell QB
2006 Cardinals Mario Williams DE

How to bet on the 2025 NFL Draft

Sportsbooks will post odds for the player to go first overall in the draft as soon as 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 of going first overall in the NFL Draft will typically look like this:

  • Shedeur Sanders +550

This means that if you placed a $100 bet on Sanders, you would win $500 if the Buffaloes QB goes first overall in 2025. When you get closer to the draft and there is a consensus on who will go first overall, you might see a player with a minus sign (-) ahead of his odds, like this:

  • Carson Beck -550

This means you'd have to bet $550 to win $100 on Beck being drafted first overall.

Above we have posted the American odds for the 2025 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.

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