- Jacksonville Jaguars to select a safety with second pick is listed at +300 odds.
- Offensive lineman (+350), defensive lineman (+350), and wide receiver (+450) also amongst the shortest odds.
CLEVELAND – The Jacksonville Jaguars own the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and will undoubtedly be selecting Trevor Lawrence. However, the Jags also hold the No. 25 pick in the first round, and who the team may select is relatively unpredictable.
With so many options, betting on this prop can yield some sizable rewards.
Safety Listed with Shortest Odds at +300
The Jaguars have a lot of needs, but solidifying the secondary is among the most important. Their defense allowed the sixth-most pass yards per game last season. Further, that’s as a team that put opposing teams in a spot to run out the clock pretty often.
The top safety in the draft is considered to be Trevon Moehrig-Woodard, but it’s no guarantee that he will be available at No. 25. If Moehrig-Woodard is available, he’ll be a tough prospect to pass on as the reigning Thorpe award winner. Drafting any other safety in this spot would likely be considered a reach.
Offensive Lineman/Defensive Lineman Have +350 Odds
These are both needs for the Jaguars. They need to protect their new franchise QB, but also getting to the opposing quarterback is one of the most important aspects of the sport. While defense is said to win championships, it may be more beneficial in the long-term to draft an offensive lineman to protect Lawrence rather than selecting a pass rusher.
The Jags allowed the sixth-most sacks last season, and only recorded 18 sacks which was the second-fewest in the NFL last year. Both sides of the line are very possible options considering the players that will be available in this area of the draft.
legal sports betting sites have these odds close to the favorite for these very reasons.
Get Lawrence Some Weapons: WR (+450), TE (+750)
Jacksonville already has a handful of young receivers that could be on the verge of a breakout season under Urban Meyer’s new system. Laviska Shenault and Collin Johnson have shown a lot of promise and DJ Chark is a proven commodity as a pass-catcher. The team also added Marvin Jones and Phillip Dorsett in free agency.
In terms of getting Lawrence some weapons, a draft pick might be better spent on a tight end.
Pat Freiermuth is considered the second-best tight end behind Kyle Pitts. He would be a great pass-catching option and act as a safety net over the middle of the field. Freiermuth is also an above-average blocker as a tight end. However, drafting him at No. 25 might be a bit of a reach considering he can probably be drafted early in the second round.
Those betting on the draft might be interested in going with the longshot in this situation.
How to Watch
The NFL Draft starts on Thursday, April 29, and will run throughout the weekend. It was air on ESPN, ABC, and the NFL Network starting at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday.
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