2021 NFL Draft Odds: Who Will Be Denver Broncos First Pick?

It's easy to make predictions for most teams on the NFL draft, but what will the Broncos do with pick 9?
Sam Eaton
Wed, April 28, 6:25 AM EDT

Denver Broncos First Pick Odds At The 2021 NFL Draft

The Denver Broncos have the ninth overall pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft, and despite us having a clear picture of what’s likely to happen in the first few picks at the 2021 NFL Draft, there’s still plenty of questions surrounding the Broncos first pick.

There are a few different directions the Denver Broncos could head in, firstly, they could opt to take a quarterback, but this will likely to be dictated about who has already been snatched up in the earlier picks at the Draft. Broncos could also benefit from bringing in some competition for Drew Lock, and lock to bolster their front office.

BetMGM are taking bets on the position of the first player drafted by the Denver Broncos, and if the betting market is anything to go by, you can assume they will be looking at securing a Quarterback.

The current odds market implies that there’s a 52.4% chance that Denver Broncos first pick will be a Quarterback.

First Player Drafted By Denver Broncos Odds Market

Position

Odds

Implied % Chance

Quarterback

-110

52.4%

Linebacker

+400

20%

Offensive Lineman

+450

18.2%

Cornerback

+550

15.4%

Wide Receiver

+1200

7.7%

Defensive Lineman

+2000

4.8%

See full NFL Draft odds market.

Could Try Lance Be Denver Broncos First Pick?

FanDuel Sportsbook have opened up a NFL Draft prop market on who Denver Broncos first draft pick will be, the odds market is currently topped by Trey Lance at +280. Trey Lance’s odds imply there’s a 26.3% chance that he could be Denver Broncs first pick.

DraftKings Sportsbook have both the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers as favorites to pick Trey Lance.

Could Justin Fields Be Denver Broncos First Pick?

In FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL Draft odds market, they have Justin Fields as the second-favorite to be Denver Broncos first draft pick. Justin Fields' odds currently sit at +320, which imply there’s a 23.8% chance that Fields is Broncos first pick.

However, according to DraftKings Sportsbook, Denver Broncos sit behind Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots in the pecking order to draft Fields.

Could Micah Parsons Be Denver Broncos First Pick?

FanDuels odds of Micah Parsons being Denver Broncos first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft currently sit at +750, which implies there’s an 11.8% chance of this happening.

Micah Parsons is +1400 to be a top 5 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and +120 to be a top 10 pick, therefore if Denver Broncos want Parsons they will likely get the chance to draft him.

Denver Broncos First Pick In The 2021 NFL Draft – Other Options

Alongside Trey Lance, Justin Fields and Micah Parsons, there are four other players with above a 9.5% chance of being the Denver Broncos First Pick. These players are Jaycee Horn, Patrick Surtain II, Rashawn Slater and Penei Sewell.

Denver Broncos First Pick Odds Market

Player

Odds

Implied % Chance

Trey Lance

+280

26.3%

Justin Fields

+320

23.8%

Micah Parsons

+750

11.8%

Jaycee Horn

+850

10.5%

Patrick Surtain II

+850

10.5%

Rashawn Slater

+850

10.5%

Penei Sewell

+950

9.5%

Zaven Collins

+1200

7.7%

Mac Jones

+1500

6.3%

Alijah Vera-Tucker

+1600

5.9%

Christian Darrishaw

+1700

5.6%

Denver Broncos First Pick In The 2021 NFL Draft Prediction

Our 2021 NFL Draft prediction is that the Broncos opt against taking someone like Justin Fields and instead add to their defense and make Micah Parsons their 2021 Draft first pick.

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