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2022 NFL Draft Total First Round QBs Selected Odds: How Many QBs Will Be Drafted in Round 1?

What is the number of total QBs selected in Round 1 of the NFL Draft? Oddsmakers have priced up the market so we're here to break down the odds for first-round QBs selected in the upcoming draft.
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2022 NFL Draft Total First Round QBs Selected Odds: How Many QBs Will go in Round 1?

The question at this year's NFL Draft, and most NFL Drafts, is "How many QBs will be drafted in Round 1?".

Because QB is the most important position on the field, and perhaps in all of sports, it's common for the position to be under a microscope during draft season. So, our friends at DraftKings have whipped up Total First Round QBs Selected Odds, and the number is quite low this year.

Right now, the total number of QBs selected in Round 1 sits at 2.5. On the surface, that number seems low, but this is a unique NFL Draft class with not many top-tier QBs.

So, how many QBs will be selected in Round 1 of the NFL Draft? Let's take a look at what the odds are saying ahead fo this month's draft.

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Total First Round QBs Selected Odds

QBs Picked in Rd 1OddsImplied Chance
Over 2.5-25071.4%
Under 2.5+19034.5%

How Many QBs Will Be Drafted in Round 1?

As you can see, with the number set at 2.5, oddsmakers don't have a ton of confidence that a lot of QBs will be drafted in Round 1 of the NFL Draft. But, judging by the odds, they do think that three QBs will be taken.

We know, for almost a fact, that Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett and Liberty QB Malik Willis will be selected in the first round.

Pickett is coming off a breakout season at Pitt that saw him receive Heisman votes and even be considered a dark horse to win the award at one point.

Willis has unlimited potential and a massive arm, but there are questions about the quality of competition he faced at Liberty in his college career.

That leaves us at two QBs drafted in the first round, but who else will be picked?

Speaking of Heisman hype, Ole Miss QB Matt Corral could be one of the QBs taken in the first round that push this number over. Corral was the favorite to win the Heisman early in the year but was eventually surpassed by both Bryce Young and CJ Stroud.

Then, you have Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder. Ridder didn't put up massive numbers in his final season at Cincy, but he led his team to a CFP semifinal appearance and has all the tools to succeed in the NFL.

Then, you have guys like UNC's Sam Howel and Nevada's Carson Strong that could sneak into the first round as QBs. After you see all the options, you start to understand why total first round QBs selected odds look the way they do.

However, there is good value on the under here. Maybe teams decide to wait until the second round to pick one of the second-tier QBs. If so, you come away with a winner at almost +200 odds.


Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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