Alabama Players Taken In Round 1
4. OVER -110
The Pick: Over. Four is about right, with Minkah Fitzpatrick a sure first rounder, and Calvin Ridley, Da’Ron Payne both close. Rashaan Evans? Yeah, that should keep it around four, and then comes the X factor – Ronnie Harrison. Assume four, and then hope for Harrison.
Georgia Players Taken In Round 1 &2
4.5 OVER -160
The Pick: Under. LB Roquan Smith is a lock to going in the top 15 overall, and OG Isaiah Wynn will be an easy first rounder. And then it’ll be a stretch to get any more obvious ones taken in the first two rounds, with DE/LB Lorenzo Carter possibly one, and RB Sony Michel another. That’s not a sure thing – go with the under four.
LSU Players Taken In Round 1 &2
2.5 OVER -110
The Pick: Over. RB Derrius Guice and WR D.J. Chark are locks, and assume DE Arden Key goes in the mid-second round. Really … don’t worry about Key. Someone will take the shot. Throw in CB Donte Jackson as a possible top 50 pick with his 4.3 speed, and the over should be okay.
Ohio State Players Taken In Round 1 & 2
3.5 OVER -110
The Pick: Under. Of course, CB Denzel Ward is automatic, and then there’s a lot of guess work. There aren’t any other sure-thing first rounders, and it’s possible C Billy Price and OT Jamarco Jones could slide out of the second round. DE Sam Hubbard should be a top 50 pick, but that’s not a lock.
More Players Taken In Round 1 &2: LSU or Ohio State?
Ohio State PICK -110
The Pick: LSU. This is easy. It might be a tie, and if it goes one way, it’ll end up being LSU with one more.
More Players Taken In Round 1 & 2: Texas or Iowa?
Iowa PICK EVEN
The Pick: Iowa. Easy, easy, easy. CB Josh Jackson is an almost certain top 40 overall pick, C James Daniels should sneak into the top 50, and LB Josey Jewell might be a late second round selection. There’s a chance OT Connor Williams is the only Texas player to go in the first two rounds.
More Players Taken In Round 1: SEC
8 OVER -125
The Pick: Under. Yeah, it might not seem right, but … yeah. Eight at most, so under. Alabama S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Georgia LB Roquan Smith, Alabama DT Da’Ron Payne, Georgia OG Isaiah Wynn, Alabama WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama LB Rashaan Evans, and Florida DT Taven Bryan make it seven, and Evans, Wynn and Payne aren’t 100% certain. LSU RB Derrius Guice might make it even, but that’s not a lock at the moment.
More Players Taken In Round 1 & 2: SEC
19.5 OVER +105
The Pick: Under. Okay, the eight players mentioned before – Fitzpatrick, Smith, Payne, Wynn, Ridley, Evans, Bryan and Guice are locks for the first two rounds – and then throw in Auburn CB Carlton Davis, Alabama S Ronnie Harrison, LSU CB Donte Jackson and DE Arden Key for a sure 12, and then it gets dicey.
Arkansas C Frank Ragnow? South Carolina TE Hayden Hurst? Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk, Georgia LB/DE Lorenzo Carter & Georgia RB Sony Michel, Mississippi State C/OG Martinas Rankin, and Auburn G Braden Smith make it 20, and that’s with a whole lot of close calls. 19 sounds about right … and sweat it out.
More Players Taken In Round 1: SEC or Pac-12?
SEC -3.5 140
The Pick: SEC. But this is one to sweat out big. At reasonable most, the SEC will get eight players drafted in the first round, and will probably be seven. The Pac-12? Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, and Washington DT Vita Vea are locks. Does UCLA OT Kolton Miller go in the first? Yeah, probably, and Stanford S Justin Reid could, too. However, there are more SEC options around the top 50 than Pac-12. There are more SECers who could slip into the first.
More Players Taken In Round 1: ACC or Big Ten?
Big Ten +120
The Pick: ACC. This one is easy.
Okay, count out the sure things. The Big Ten has Penn State RB Saquon Barkley and Ohio State CB Denzel Ward as sure things, and then Iowa CB Josh Jackson is a maybe. Maryland WR D.J. Moore? Eeeeeeh, not sure. Overall, figure four Big Ten players will get in, but Jackson and More are hardly locks.
The ACC? Lamar Jackson, Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds, Florida State S Derwin James and NC State DE Bradley Chubb are certain. Boston College LB Harold Landry and Louisville CB Jaire Alexander are close enough.
More Players Taken In Round 1 & 2: ACC or Big Ten?
Big Ten EVEN PICK
The Pick: Big Ten. And here’s where it all flips. The second round should be a Big Ten party, so while the ACC should win the first round with easy, it’ll get lapped in a hurry over the next 32 picks.
More Players Taken In Round 1 & 2: SEC or ACC & Big Ten?
ACC & Big Ten -105 PICK
The Pick: ACC & Big Ten. The SEC might get around 20 players selected in the first two rounds. The Big Ten should be able to handle most of the heavy lifting with at least 12 players taken, and the ACC will make this an easy win.
More Players Drafted In 1st Round: Offense or Defense?
Defense -1.5 EVEN
The Pick: Defense. At least five quarterbacks will go, and possibly six. Saquon Barkley is a lock, and so are Quenton Nelson, Will Hernandez, Isaiah Wynn, Calvin Ridley, and then at least one of the offensive tackles between UCLA’s Kolton Miller, Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey, or both.
It’s not just that more defensive players are projected first rounders, there are are far, far more top 40 players overall on defense – some should slip in.
More Players Drafted In Rounds 1 & 2: Offense or Defense?
Defense -115 PICK
The Pick: Defense. And it might not even be close. Again, the defense should have no problems having more players taken in the first round, and then the first 15-to-20 picks of the second round should be loaded defensively. It should actually be Defense -5.5 – at least.