How should you bet the wide receiver class in the 2022 NFL Draft? We asked the oddsmakers about the latest line movement.
The 2022 NFL Draft is an unconventional one, as it does not have any clear-cut No. 1 selection or a top group of quarterbacks, but it does have an impressive wide receiver class.
Here's a look at the odds for the first receiver off the board at WynnBET Sportsbook:
Odds to Be the First Wide Receiver Selected in the 2022 NFL Draft
- Garrett Wilson: -225
- Jameson Williams: +175
- Drake London: +220
- Treylon Burks: +1500
- Chris Olave: +1500
- George Pickens: +3000
- Jahan Dotson: +4000
- Christian Watson: +4500
- Skyy Moore: +6000
- Tyquan Thornton: +6000
- Justyn Ross: +10000
- Romeo Doubs: +10000
- John Metchie III: +10000
BetSided spoke to WynnBET Trader John Manica to get his take on the receivers in this draft and how there is a way to attack the betting market on them.
"It is a super deep class with players such as Chris Olave and Treylon Burks slated to be the fourth and fifth wide receivers off the board behind Wilson, London and Williams," Manica said. "Personally, I loved OVER 5.5 wide receivers in the first round and it has been smashed since the open. We are currently offering OVER 6.5 -125."
Manica explained how Williams has been climbing on the odds board with the news of his ACL recovery going smoothly this offseason.
“Definitely the ‘Bama receiver Williams is one that took a big move to be the first wide receiver to be selected and got bet in our top-10 pick pool," Manica said. "There was news released that his injury was coming along nicely."
Williams is now +175 to be selected as the No. 1 overall receiver, and our own Ben Heisler is taking him as his best bet for the 2022 NFL Draft.
As for a player like London, who had a record-setting year at USC, Manica actually sees his draft stock getting negatively affected since it opened. London is +220 to be the first receiver selected.
“London also suffered an injury at USC but was passed by Williams," Manica said. "They are now basically tied for the second wide receiver picked with Wilson being the current consensus favorite. London and Wilson opened as co-favorites to be the first wide receiver off the board.”
There are plenty of teams that need a wideout, from the New York Jets and Houston Texans early in the draft to the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs later in the draft. It will be interesting to see if we can cash in on some favorable odds with this rather impressive wideout class.
This article was originally published on www.fansided.com/betsided as Vegas Oddsmakers Break Down 2022 WR Class, Available Props for NFL Draft.