|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLDuring the offseason, NFL betting focuses on the draft lottery. Who will be the first pick for 2016? The odds-on favorites this year are Laremy Tunsil, Jalen Ramsey, Joey Bosa, Carson Wentz, and Jared Goff.
Laremy Tunsil. A 3-year starter left tackle for the University of Mississippi Ole Miss Rebels, Tunsil surrendered a mere two quarterback sacks in 28 career games. Though an early entrant to the 2016 draft, he is considered the elite offensive tackle by both NFL betting experts and the league itself. According to the NFL website, “Tunsil certainly possesses the length, athleticism and technical skills to get it done, as evidenced by his nearly flawless record.” He has also been compared to Tyron Smith by NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein. Many a mock draft and football betting oddsmaker have him pegged as the No. 1 overall selection by the Tennessee Titans.
Jalen Ramsey. The 21-year-old Florida State University cornerback is an anomaly in that defensive backs seldom rank as the best players in the draft. However, the Nashville native has both the brain and the brawn to stand out in several different roles – and his background as a relay sprinter and long jumper surely doesn’t hurt either (he was a joint-top performer in the broad jump and vertical jump at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine). Ramsey could give quarterbacks and pass rushers a run for their money in the 2016 draft.
Joey Bosa. One of the highest rated and decorated Ohio State Buckeyes (named a freshman All-American by the Sporting News and College Football News, and a Unanimous First Team All-American, as well as First Team Freshman All-American, Freshman All-Big Ten First Team, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Lineman of the Year, First Team All-American and All-Big Ten, and a Lombardi Award Finalist in the span of only three years). Additionally, Bosa is considered a top contender for the number one spot in the draft by NFL betting connoisseurs.
Carson Wentz. The North Dakota State QB went from a mid first round prospect to a Top 10 prospect after strong showings in the 2016 Reese's Senior Bowl and the NFL scouting combine – finishing the former completing 6 of 10 pass attempts for 50-yards, and the latter among top 3 among quarterbacks in the 40 yard dash, the broad jump and the Three-cone drill. The Bison won a couple of FCS national titles under his direction as well.