Next Cornerback Drafted: Kristian Fulton (+110) - Click Here To Bet
Day one of the NFL Draft is in the books and predictably, there is still a bunch of talent on the board for Friday’s rounds two and three.
Six different cornerbacks went in the first round, but former LSU CB Kristian Fulton was not one of the ones that heard his name called.
It was a bit of a shock for me. I have Fulton as my third best corner, behind Jeff Okudah and C.J. Henderson, and think he will definitely be the first corner off the board in Round 2.
Damon Arnette, Jeff Gladney, A.J. Terrell and Noah Igbinoghene all went in the first but were all further down my board than Fulton, and even though he was sliding, I expected him to go to either Miami at 30 or Minnesota at 31.
I think Fulton is by far the best corner still available and could go early on in Round 2. The Chargers and the Panthers are good potential landing spots for him, or you could see a team jump up ahead of them in order to grab him.
Either way, Fulton is the best cover man still on the board and should go quickly on Friday.
Jonathan Taylor Draft Position Over 46.5 (+110) - Click Here To Bet
This isn’t about the player or his potential as much as it’s about the lack of need at running back around the league and the abundance of rushers still left on the board.
Jonathan Taylor is an impressive pro prospect who dazzled at the combine and produced at an elite level at Wisconsin. The issue is that only one running back went in the first round, former LSU Tiger Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and both D’Andre Swift and J.K. Dobbins are still on the board.
Swift, who was expected to go in the first round, is almost certainly going to be the next back taken. But it may even take some time for him to get picked.
I also think Dobbins could go before Taylor in the second if a team prefers his low, compact frame and running style to the leaner Taylor. It seems to me like Taylor is more of a late second-round pick than an early one. I think 46.5 is too high for him but somewhere in the 50s sounds about right.
Under 3.5 Running Backs Drafted In Round 2 (-152) - Click Here To Bet
This one goes along the same lines as the Taylor prop, but four running backs in the 2nd round just seems like too much.
I obviously think Swift is a lock to go early, and both Taylor and J.K Dobbins will also likely get picked before the third. But who is the fourth RB to go in the round?
Cam Akers, Zack Moss, Eno Benjamin and Antonio Gibson have a chance, I guess, with Akers looking like the most likely, but I think all of those are Round 3 picks or later.
Teams aren’t reaching for running backs any more when they know they can get similar production from a back they take in the late rounds.
Swift, Taylor and Dobbins seem like a lock for Round 2, but after that, I’m not confident any of the others can sneak up the boards.