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Odds on the 20 most likely options at the Eagles’ first pick

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Willing to make a wager on who the Philadelphia Eagles will select with their first pick (be that at No. 12 or a trade up/down) in the 2021 NFL Draft? FanDuel Sportsbook is offering the following odds on the 20 most likely options, ranked from shortest to longest:

CB Patrick Surtain II +300
WR DeVonta Smith +420
WR Jaylen Waddle +420
CB Jaycee Horn +550
LB Micah Parsons +750
OL Rashawn Slater +1000
DE Kwity Paye +1100
OT Alijah Vera-Tucker +1200
OT Christian Darrisaw +1200
CB Caleb Farley +1400
OT Penei Sewell +1400
DE Jaelen Phillips +2200
LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah +2500
TE Kyle Pitts +4300
QB Trey Lance +4300
CB Greg Newsome II +4400
WR Kadarius Toney +4400
QB Mac Jones +4400
WR Rashod Bateman +4400
QB Justin Fields +5000

Some thoughts on this list:

  • Interesting to see Surtain as the favorite. I’m not sure he’s even there at No. 12 with the Dallas Cowboys a big threat to take him at No. 10. Eagles might have to trade up to No. 9 to get him. And I don’t know that he’s really worth making that move for.
  • The Alabama wide receivers are tied. I think the Eagles might value Waddle’s upside more but I’m all about DeVonta.
  • Perhaps I’m jaded by preference (WR > CB) but I continue to have doubts about the Eagles taking a corner in the first. Just not sure the position is going to warrant a premium resource in Jonathan Gannon’s defense. Also not sure that Surtain or Horn really qualify as really must-have players.
  • Don’t waste your money on Parsons. Even if you’ve deluded yourself into thinking the Eagles will take a linebacker for the first time in eleventy billion years, the New York Giants might take him at No. 11.
  • Paye and Vera-Tucker are my favorite value bets (wager $100 to win $1200). I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: 7 of Howie Roseman’s last nine first-round picks were linemen. Whereas I’m not sure if Slater will make it to No. 12, I’m pretty sure Paye and Vera-Tucker will be. That duo could also be available if the Eagles trade down.
  • JOK is the most realistic longshot bet to me. I know I just said the Eagles aren’t going to take a linebacker but they might see him as a unique LB/S hybrid. He certainly has the right attitude to play in Philly (serious BWE). And, again, “longshot.”
  • If you feel strongly that the Eagles are going to make a significant move down, you might be willing to wager on Newsome, Toney, or Bateman. I don’t have the confidence to pull the trigger on any of those guys.
  • Never say never but I don’t think the QB bets are worthwhile, even though the Eagles are the QB factory.
  • Who are you betting on?

Poll

Who WILL the Eagles draft with their first pick?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    CB Patrick Surtain II
    (176 votes)
  • 30%
    WR DeVonta Smith
    (1080 votes)
  • 24%
    WR Jaylen Waddle
    (854 votes)
  • 20%
    CB Jaycee Horn
    (725 votes)
  • 1%
    LB Micah Parsons
    (69 votes)
  • 3%
    OL Rashawn Slater
    (113 votes)
  • 5%
    DE Kwity Paye
    (181 votes)
  • 1%
    OT Alijah Vera-Tucker
    (69 votes)
  • 0%
    OT Christian Darrisaw
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    CB Caleb Farley
    (29 votes)
  • 0%
    OT Penei Sewell
    (20 votes)
  • 0%
    DE Jaelan Phillips
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
    (32 votes)
  • 1%
    TE Kyle Pitts
    (60 votes)
  • 0%
    QB Trey Lance
    (14 votes)
  • 0%
    CB Greg Newsome II
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    WR Kadarius Toney
    (17 votes)
  • 0%
    QB Mac Jones
    (16 votes)
  • 0%
    WR Rashod Bateman
    (24 votes)
  • 0%
    QB Justin Fields
    (30 votes)
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