NFL Draft Best Bets: More Picks For Thursday's First Round

The NFL Draft is fast approaching and NFL expert Brian Good gives us his picks for the first round
Brian Good
Thu, April 23, 10:02 AM EDT

K’Lavon Chaisson Over Pick 16.5 (-155)

Chaisson is a player with a ton of upside and potential at the next level, but I don’t see him going before pick No.17 in the first round.

A ton of teams need pass rushers, but most of them have more glaring needs at positions where higher-ranked prospects line up.

Teams like the Cardinals, the Jets, the Falcons and the Giants could all use pass rushing help, but I don’t think Chaisson fits in any of those spots.

Chaisson isn’t a good enough prospect to be considered by the Giants at pick No. 4, and he probably isn’t under consideration by the Cardinals at No. 8, either.

The Jets look poised to take a wideout to try and help with the development of their quarterback Sam Darnold, and the Falcons have made no secret of their intention to move up to and potentially address concerns in the secondary.

I just don’t see a spot where Chaisson fits before pick No. 17 with the Cowboys.

Chaisson has potential to be a great pass rusher in the league, but he missed the entire 2018 season due to injury and only racked up 6.5 sacks in 2019.

Whoever gets Chaisson gets a potential pro-bowl pass rusher, but it won’t be at or before pick No. 16.

Click here to bet  K’Lavon Chaisson over pick 16.5 at -155

First 3 WR Drafted Exact Order: Jeudy, Lamb, Ruggs III (+250)

Pretty much everyone agrees that Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb and Henry Ruggs III are the top three wide receivers in this year’s draft, the difference in opinion comes when ranking them.

Personally, I have Lamb ranked ahead of No. 2 Jeudy, who is a fair bit better than third-ranked Ruggs. However, I expect Jeudy to be the first wideout off the board.

I think we could see a scenario where Jeudy goes 11 to the Jets, Lamb goes 12 to the Raiders and then Ruggs goes off the board somewhere between 13 and 15.

There have been some rumors of injury concerns with Jeudy, but he and former head coach Nick Saban have come out and said his knee is totally fine. If anything, that sounds like a team attempting to stir up some drama in hopes he falls to them.

I think Jeudy, Lamb then Ruggs is the safest bet for the WRs, especially when you can get it at +250.

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Match Bet - J.K. Dobbins vs. Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Edwards-Helaire (+112)

J.K. Dobbins vs. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is an interesting toss up, but with Edwards-Helaire making a late push up a lot of boards, I feel comfortable backing him here.

I think it’s pretty safe to assume that Georgia running back D’Andre Swift will be the first back off the board, but it’s kind of anyone's guess after that.

Jonathan Taylor impressed at the combine but is still considered a round two pick by most.

That leaves Dobbins and Edwards-Helaire battling for RB2.

They both are small, powerful backs and have similarities in their game, but I think Edwards-Helaire is the more natural runner.

Edwards-Helaire seems like a great fit with Kansas City at pick 32, while I’m not sure Dobbins has a great chance to land in the first round.

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