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2022 NFL Draft: Best Odds, Bets for Day 2 (Round 2 & 3)

by April 29, 2022
Malik Willis

Day 1 of the 2022 NFL draft presented us with the wildest Round 1 in recent memory.

Only one quarterback. No running backs. No tight ends. But six wide receivers in the first 18 picks.

And trades upon trades. A never-ending train of trades.

In the city of sin, it was sheer pandemonium.

And I loved it. So did my bankroll.

And despite all the chaos, as we head into Day 2 I’m currently in the top 10 of the FantasyPros Accuracy Contest, where I’ve been the No. 3 mocker over the past three years.

Historically, I’ve done well betting on the draft.

  • 2019: 54-29 (+17.7 units)
  • 2020: 124-88 (+26.2 units)
  • 2021: 158-140 (+32.0 units)

But last year I was mediocre on Day 2, so consider yourself warned and know that I don’t plan to bet heavily today … but it will probably happen anyway. Who am I fooling?

To see all the bets I’ve made, check out my NFL Draft prop card.

You can see the current odds for all the draft props in the market on our BettingPros odds page.

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Yesterday was a great day. Let’s do it again. Here are the best bets I like for Day 2 of the draft.

2022 NFL Draft: Best Bets for Day 2

Malik Willis: Under 37.5

  • Line: -114
  • Sportsbook: FanDuel
  • Date: April 29
  • Units: 1.14
  • Notes: Willis was No. 19 in my final top-125 prospect rankings heading into Day 1, and he was unanimously placed in Round 1 by every sharp mock I surveyed. The Titans (who were linked to quarterbacks in many April mocks) could take him at No. 35, and I can imagine a team trading into the top five of Round 2 to select him.

Kyler Gordon: Under 38.5

  • Line: -114
  • Sportsbook: FanDuel
  • Date: April 29
  • Units: 1.14
  • Notes: Gordon carried real Day 1 hype entering the draft given that he was invited to attend it in person, and 60% of the sharp mocks I’ve indexed had him going in Round 1. The Buccaneers (33), Vikings (34), Titans (35) and Giants (36) are all candidates to take a cornerback. And a corner-needy team could look to trade up given Gordon’s talent.

John Metchie: Over 57.5

  • Line: -114
  • Sportsbook: FanDuel
  • Date: April 29
  • Units: 1.14
  • Notes: Over the past 10 days, I’ve made two bets on Metchie’s over, so why not make it three? Metchie has a 66.9 expected draft position at Grinding the Mocks, and I had him going at No. 74 to the Falcons in my final three-round mock.

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