The 2012 NFL Draft is just a week and a half away, and here at BetVega, we are looking at some of the top NFL Draft props on the board for football bettors to sink their teeth into this year.
Will Andrew Luck be drafted #1 overall, Robert Griffin III be drafted #2 overall, and Matt Kalil be drafted #3 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft?
We have a very, very interesting question here to ask ourselves. We know that Luck and Griffin are going to be the first two picks in the NFL Draft, but the question is still there as to whether Kalil, the big time offensive tackle out of USC, is going to be the third pick.
The Minnesota Vikings are the holders of that #3 pick right now, and it is clear that they really don’t have anything else that they could do with that pick than take Kalil if they don’t trade it. QB Christian Ponder was the team’s first round draft choice last year, and between having him and having RB Adrian Peterson in the fold, the next most logical thing to do is to add an offensive lineman that can be the cornerstone of the franchise for the next decade.
The question is whether that pick is traded or not. The Miami Dolphins could be willing to move up to the No. 3 pick in the draft to take QB Ryan Tannehill, knowing that they are really in need of a quarterback to the point that they might be willing to deal off a couple of first round draft picks to move up to get the man that they are targeting. Still, in the end, we have supreme confidence that Minnesota is going to stay right here at #3 and take the hog that it really has to have its eye on right now to help the team out the most.
Will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select Trent Richardson #5 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft?
The “no” option here at -200 is clearly the play to make. There are just a ton of different possibilities that could happen on NFL Draft night, including the Bucs trading out of the #5 slot or drafting someone else. Either possibility would make this a winner.
There are other teams that are clearly going to be targeting Richardson that need running backs a heck of a lot more than the Buccaneers do. We still think that LeGarrette Blount has the ability to tote the rock in a one-back offense for new Head Coach Greg Schiano, and the idea of drafting DB Morris Claiborne out of LSU might be the better option for the team. Replacing DB Ronde Barber is going to have to happen soon, and Claiborne is the perfect man that can do just that.
Still, we think that ultimately, Tampa Bay is going to do everything that it can to trade out of this spot. The Dolphins might want to move up to take Tannehill if the Cleveland Browns pass on him at #4, and odds have it if that happens, the Browns ended up taking Richardson with the fourth pick in the Draft. Remember that Cleveland badly needs to find a stud running back to help replace departed RB Peyton Hillis.
In the end, there are just too many possibilities that exist. The Bucs are a heck of a lot more likely to not end up with Richardson at #5 than with him right there.