This Thursday night, one of the biggest nights of the year in the NFL will take place when the 32 will make their First Round selections in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Jacksonville Jaguars currently holds possession of the number 1 pick in the draft and they will select from a crop of exciting young college talent, all of whom are hoping that their dream move into the NFL will turn into a reality over the three days of the draft.
The NFL Draft has become a hot betting opportunity for many punters and to celebrate the fact, DraftKings Sportsbook has a fantastic value offer for new customers that sign up and deposit with the company this week.
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How would you like to kick off your membership of DraftKings with a fantastic value offer? Well, all you need to do is sign up with the site and then make your first deposit into your DraftKings account of $5 or more.
Once you have made your qualifying deposit, simply place a bet of $1 on any of the available NFL Draft Markets prior to the start of the draft on the 29th April.
Once your original bet has been settled, regardless of whether that bet is a winner or a loser, if a quarterback is selected first in the First Round of the NFL Draft on Thursday evening, then you will receive a bonus of $100 worth of Free Bets.
Your bonus is paid to you in the form of four $25 Free Bets, which are valid from seven days of receipt.
All you need to do is make sure you are a first time depositor and bettor at DraftKings Sportsbook and to also ensure that you place your qualifying bet before the Draft starts at 8pm on Thursday 29th April (ET).
The offer is available to customers located in NJ, WV, IN, CO, TB, MI and IL however in WV, wagering on the draft will stop at 8pm on April 28th and in Michigan it stops at 11.59pm on April 28th. Therefore in those states, you will need to ensure you have made your qualifying bet before those times.
So what are the odds of a quarterback being picked first in the draft?
Will A Quarterback Be Picked First In The 2021 NFL Draft?
The key pick for this offer is the Jacksonville Jaguars opening pick of the first round. The Jaguars appointed Urban Meyer as their new head coach and it is believed that the coach, who has a CV steeped in success from the College game, has his eyes on a brand-new franchise quarterback for the team.
The Jaguars certainly need a quarterback after the Nick Foles experiment failed and Gardner Minshew couldn’t lift the team out of last place in the AFC South with the worst record in the NFL.
There is also the fact that there is an outstanding group of quarterbacks in this year’s draft, led by Trevor Lawrence from Clemson, who is almost universally being touted as the first pick in the draft.
It would be a huge shock of Lawrence is not selected first as many felt the selection of Meyer as coach was to enable him to develop the Jaguars in tandem with Lawrence as his quarterback.
History also shows that in five of the last six years, a quarterback has been selected first and in nine of the last 12 years of the Draft, it has been a signal-caller that has been first off the boards.
Lawrence is also reckoned to be the biggest favorite to be picked first since Andrew Luck was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. With DraftKings for example, Lawrence is odds of -10,000 in the to be picked first market.
That is ahead of two other quarterbacks in Zach Wilson +1600 and Justin Fields +3300.
With five of the top six players in that market all quarterbacks (Trey Lance at +8000 and Mac Jones at +10000 complete the five) the chances of a QB being selected first this year look exceptionally good.