2021 NFL Draft Odds: DeVonta Smith favored to land with New York Giants

The former Alabama receiver is favored to be drafted by the Giants
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2021 NFL Draft Odds: DeVonta Smith favored to land with Giants

DeVonta Smith has bounced in and around the top-10 of the NFL Draft for the majority of the offseason. Some analysts have had him as high as the top-5 and others have him crashing out of the top-10 altogether. Well, after weighing in at just 166 pounds at the NFL Medical Combine, oddsmakers believe Smith won’t be a top-10 pick either.

Smith is the favorite to go 11th overall to the New York Giants at +250, or an implied 28.6% chance of being the selection. His main competition, according to oddsmakers, is a tie between Micah Parsons and Rashawn Slater, both of whom are given +500 odds or an implied 16.7% chance of being the pick.

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Overall, 9 players have odds of +1000 or better. Like many draft picks this far away from the draft, oddsmakers believe this pick to be wide open. Sure, Smith is the favorite now, but even among WRs there are 2 other players with +1000 odds or better.

The Giants connection to DeVonta Smith makes little sense to me. After handing out a large contract to Kenny Golladay in the offseason to pair with Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepherd, adding a 4th WR like Smith just doesn’t add up.

That’s especially true since Dave Gettleman tends to prefer athletic freaks or physical bruisers, and Smith is neither. If you’re looking for a better play, Kwity Paye at +600 is looking juicy.

New York Giants First Pick Odds

ProspectOddsImplied chance
DeVonta Smith+25028.6%
Micah Parsons+50016.7%
Rashawn Slater+50016.7%
Kwity Paye+60014.3%
Patrick Surtain II+60014.3%
Jaylen Waddle+60014.3%
Penei Sewell+80011.1%
Ja’Marr Chase+10009.1%
Jaycee Horn+10009.1%
Christian Darrisaw+11008.3%
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