The NFL Draft is fast approaching and today we’ll be looking at the NJ NFL Draft odds on the favorites for the SECOND QB to be taken off the board? Why the second, you may ask? Well over on the DraftKings Sportsbook, Kyler Murray (-1250) is the massive favorite to come off the board first. With that in mind, let’s look at the top three options who have the best chances of being selected second at the quarterback position.
2019 NFL Draft Odds For 2nd QB Drafted
Dwayne Haskins (+130)
Haskins, along with Daniel Jones (whom we’ll talk about in a moment) both have fairly close odds to be the second QB selected. Coming out of Ohio State, Haskins displays some massive arm talent and completed 70% of his pass attempts over his freshman and sophomore years. Through 14 games last season, Haskins threw for 4831 yards with 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He really made a name for himself in 2018, where he was named Offensive Player of the Year en route to a Big Ten title. While these are eye-catching accomplishments, Haskins is not without his faults either.
Haskins is not a mobile quarterback and can easily be flustered under pressure. His accuracy on the run is quite poor and is not comfortable when forced out of the pocket. Despite that, his talent shines otherwise and he’ll be a more than serviceable starter in the NFL. With a number of teams in need of a quarterback, the appeal for Haskins is going to be high.
The New York Giants are the most obvious landing spot for Haskins, as the team has the sixth and 17th overall picks. He would immediately be in the starter conversation as the aging Eli Manning continues to trot out on the field. While the team has lost their biggest offensive weapon in Odell Beckham Jr, they still own Sterling Shepard and Saquon Barkley. Don’t count out the Dolphins either, owners of the 13th overall pick.
Daniel Jones (+175)
As I mentioned earlier, Jones isn’t too far down in odds compared to Haskins at +175. Jones has been getting a lot of buzz heading into draft week and his stock is seemingly on the rise. Through three years at Duke, Jones threw for 8201 yards with 52 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. While many don’t consider him an exceptional talent, many experts tag him as one of the “safest” choices at quarterback in his class.
Unlike Haskins, Jones excels throwing deep down the field with accuracy. Jones is also a lot more mobile than Haskins and has scrambling abilities at his disposal when his team needs a first down. Despite all this, he’s not considered a top talent and thus the odds are set appropriately.
A number of experts believe for Jones to shine his talent, he’s going to need a strong and established offensive line in front of him. His decision making under pressure is one of his bigger red flags and takes away from what is usually a strong football IQ for Jones. The Washington Redskins, who Jones has been linked to, need to improve more in that realm of their game if they land Jones. To no fault of their own, injuries plagued the Redskins so it’s not fair to give them a bad rap. Still, it’s an area of improvement if Jones comes on board. One last note, at this time FanDuel Sportsbook has 3/1 odds on Daniel Jones to be QB2 in the draft.
Daniel Jones current odds to be the #2 QB taken in the #NFLDraft:
– PointsBet +350
– FanDuel +340
– DraftKings +175 https://t.co/9708ZiVWzt
— Bet New Jersey (@BetNewJersey) April 20, 2019
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Drew Lock (+300)
Hailing out of Missouri, Lock ended his four-year college career passing for a combined 12193 with 99 touchdowns and 39 interceptions. He earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2018 as was the Kansas City Metro Player of the Year in his senior campaign. Lock boasts good size and arm talent and has some of the best talents amongst the other quarterbacks. However, his biggest downfall is his accuracy, as he completed 57% of his pass attempts in college.
In what will be his biggest downfall, many analysts call his accuracy “frustrating” as well as “inconsistent.” The numbers don’t lie and Lock is also known to put too much zip on the ball when not necessary. However, he also sports a quick, sudden release and is able to read the field well.
With some of the talents listed above him, it’s very unlikely Lock would be selected second off the board with Jones and Haskins still available. Lock is likely going to need more seasoning amongst these three talents and his inaccuracies, if not improved upon, will limit his starting chances immensely. However, if a team can work with him to improve, he could be a steal loaded with potential.
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