Gambling and the NFL will forever intertwine. Competition on the field mirrors the challenge of predicting outcomes. For starters, bookmakers lay odds for Washington Huskies WR John Ross selection in round one
It goes without saying that the 2017 NFL Draft is an uncertain time for football hopefuls. That being said, it is also an NFL event which continues to grow in popularity. Well, for some that is. On one hand, for NCAA fans, it’s a sobering event. On the other hand, it is at this moment players who have been critical to the success of an NCAA football team steps forward into the NFL professional ranks.
While its the equivalent to National Signing Day in the pros, its a moment of semi-loss to the Washington Huskies fans. Semi in that each player continues to live their dream of playing football. Loss in that it will no longer be for the purple and gold colors of the University of Washington.
Common Traits Too
But that’s where the difference ends. There are similarities to both NCAA and NFL fans, and the intersection occurs this year at the 2017 NFL Draft. You see, NCAA fans want to know how well their players rank from an NFL perspective to other players.
After all, NFL fans want to know if their coveted player will be selected by the team they root for. All of this combines for the perfect scenario for oddsmakers to take advantage of. Say, for example, the place in the NFL Draft where wide receiver John Ross will be selected. On one hand, some believe he may go in the top ten. On the other hand, some have projected Ross to fall out of the top round. In summary, what does the smart money say? According to the odds-makers at www.SportsBettingDime.com, there are plenty of odds laid on Washington Huskies players throughout the NFL Draft. Here are a few:
John Ross NFL Draft 1st Round Pick Position?
Over 18.5 +110
Under 18.5 -140
Odds to be the last player left in the green room
Kevin King, CB: 11/1
Odds on which of the 22 green room attendees will make the most outrageous fashion statement
Kevin King, Washington: 9/1
John Ross, Washington: 19/1
Odds on the first college coach interviewed by ESPN
Chris Petersen, Washington: 75/1
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NCAA Conference Odds
Odds on which conference will have the most first-round picks
Big Ten: 15/1
Big 12: 45/1
Odds on which conference will have most picks through all seven rounds
Big Ten: 21/1
Big 12: 50/1
What do you think? Will Ross hear his name called before or after the 18th pick of the draft? Will Kevin King be the last player in the NFL green room?
In the end, there is more at stake than football careers. There is the matter of “baby needs a new pair of shoes”. To some, that means very little. But it has Las Vegas working overtime.