The Texans have been the NFL’s greatest losers since 2020, going 11-38-1. However based mostly on Tremendous Bowl odds, Houston was one of many greatest winners within the NFL draft.
After choosing Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud with the second decide and buying and selling as much as take Alabama cross rusher Will Anderson at No. 3, the Texans noticed their Tremendous Bowl odds slashed from 200-1 to 100-1 on the Westgate SuperBook and from 100-1 to 75-1 at Station Casinos.
“Though Jacksonville performed so effectively final yr, that’s positively a winnable (AFC South) division,” Pink Rock Resort sportsbook director Chuck Esposito mentioned. “I do know they gave up lots to get perhaps the highest quarterback off the board and the highest defensive participant. However that’s a pleasant haul for them with a brand new coach to begin over once more.”
The defending NFC champion Eagles moved from 7-1 to 5-1 co-favorites at Station with the Chiefs to win the 2024 Tremendous Bowl at Allegiant Stadium after a draft that noticed them take three Georgia merchandise, together with defensive sort out Jalen Carter at No. 9 and edge rusher Nolan Smith at No. 30.
Philadelphia, which additionally acquired operating again D’Andre Swift from the Lions on Saturday, supplanted San Francisco because the 7-1 second alternative on the SuperBook.
“To me, they’ve essentially the most proficient roster in soccer,” Esposito mentioned. “Jalen Carter, previous to his off-field points, was checked out because the potential No. 1 decide. The fellows you had there have been already actually good, and now you add guys like Rashaad Penny and D’Andre Swift … with Jalen Hurts operating capability and A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert.”
Sleeper in Seattle
The Westgate and Station lowered the Seahawks to 40-1 after they have been as excessive as 60-1 on the SuperBook.
Seattle took Illinois cornerback Devin Witherspoon at No. 5 and Ohio State huge receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba at No. 20 so as to add to an offense that already options wideouts DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. The Seahawks additionally chosen Auburn cross rusher Derick Corridor and UCLA operating again Zach Charbonnet within the second spherical.
“I’d put these up in opposition to any 4 picks within the league,” Esposito mentioned.
Westgate vice chairman of threat Ed Salmons mentioned the Seahawks seem like a playoff crew.
“The Seahawks have an opportunity to be a top-eight offense in the entire league,” Salmons mentioned. “The NFC is weak. That division is simply horrible outdoors of the 49ers.”
Watch out for Baltimore
The Ravens noticed their odds enhance from 25-1 to 20-1 after signing quarterback Lamar Jackson and receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and drafting wideout Zay Flowers.
“Have a look at their receivers final yr in comparison with this yr, and that’s a dramatic enchancment,” Salmons mentioned. “You need to respect the Ravens. Certainly one of these years, they might have an injury-free yr and make a run. However the AFC is simply completely loaded.”
The Westgate additionally minimize the Colts’ odds in half, from 200-1 to 100-1, after they drafted dual-threat Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson with the No. 4 decide.
“In that (AFC South) division, the Colts have an opportunity to make the playoffs,” Salmons mentioned. “They’ve a brand new coach and a brand new offense with a quarterback who can run.”
Groups that noticed their odds worsen embody the Commanders, Patriots, Cardinals and Buccaneers.
Washington moved from 50-1 to 60-1 on the Westgate, and New England shot as much as 100-1 after being as little as 60-1.
“They’re simply within the mistaken division now,” Salmons mentioned.
With out Tom Brady, Tampa Bay is the longest shot on the board on the Westgate at 300-1.
With quarterback Kyler Murray out for Arizona, the Cardinals are the longest shot at Station at 175-1.
“They’re going to be in just a little little bit of a rebuild this yr,” Esposito mentioned. “Murray gained’t be again for at the least half the season.”
The Raiders’ odds weren’t impacted by the draft. They’re nonetheless 60-1 on the SuperBook.
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