NFL Draft: Books Slash Odds on Quinnen Williams to be First Pick

Big price move on Quinnen Williams to be first overall
oddschecker
Tue, April 23, 1:43 PM

The chances of Quinnen Williams being picked first in the 2019 NFL Draft have more than doubled in the last week, according to some bookmakers.

With less than 48 hours to go, Williams is now as short as +350 with Bet Stars to go first overall, despite being +1900 just five days ago.

In relative terms, that means that the books believe his likelihood of topping the draft has increased from 4.8% to 12.5% in under a week.

Despite this change, Williams remains someway off peerless favourite Kyler Murray, who is as short as -700 to first chosen.

In fact, he is not even favorite to be the defensive lineman picked first among most books, with Nick Bosa currently +450, according to Oddschecker data.

Oddschecker spokesperson Pete Watt: “We’ve known for a long time that Quinnen Williams is a physical anomaly but reports suggest that NFL execs rate his understanding of the game as highly as his athleticism.

“All the talk has been of Kyler Murray but momentum is starting to get behind the former-Alabama man, who, later this week, could well be the first player off the board.

“Sam Darnold was expected to go first last year, right up until the day of the draft, so there is plenty of time to see him usurp Nick Bosa or even Murray.”

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