Looking to bet on the 1st overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft? We’ve got you covered with the latest betting odds on which player will be selected #1 on Thursday, April 27th.
Plus draft analysis on why top players may go #1, including Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud and Anthony Richardson.
1st Overall Pick Odds, NFL Draft 2023
|CJ Stroud||-225||Ohio State||QB|
|Tyree Wilson||+13000||Texas Tech||LB|
|Paris Johnson||+15000||Ohio State||OT|
Who has the #1 Pick in the 2023 NFL Draft?
The Carolina Panthers have the first pick in the NFL draft this year after trading with the Chicago Bears. The get the #1 pick, the Panthers traded pick #9, #61, a first-round pick in 2024, a second-round pick in 2025 and WR DJ Moore.
What player will be selected #1 in the 2023 NFL Draft?
Accordingly to current betting odds, CJ Stroud (QB, Ohio State) is predicted to be drafted #1 in the 2023 NFL Draft, with a 69.23% implied probability (-225).
Favorites to be drafted #1 in the NFL Draft:
- CJ Stroud (QB, Ohio State) -225
- Bryce Young (QB, Alabama) +225
- Anthony Richardson (QB, Florida) +350
- Will Levis (QB, Kentucky) +4000
- Will Anderson (LB, Alabama) +10000
According to the most recent mock draft from Ryan McCrystal, CJ Stroud (QB, Ohio State) will be selected #1 by the Panthers.
Prediction: Why Bryce Young will be the #1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft
Young is perceived by many to be a slightly more polished quarterback than Stroud, giving him better odds to go number-one overall. Young is also more proven as a runner — a trait which continues to hold increasing value at the position.
That said, concerns about Young’s size could also be a deterrent for some teams.
Prediction: Why C.J. Stroud will be the #1 pick in the 2023 Draft
Stroud is a more traditional pocket passer than Young, but also has above average mobility — he just didn’t get an opportunity to showcase his athleticism often in Ohio State’s offense.
With a stronger overall build and bigger arm than Young, certain teams may have Stroud as the top passer on their draft board.
Prediction: Why Anthony Richardson will be the #1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft
The NFL game is becoming increasingly dependent on mobile quarterbacks. All the quarterbacks near the top of the draft board are good athletes, but Richardson stands head and shoulders above them all in a Lamar Jackson/Michael Vick-like category.
If Richardson had any proven track record as a passer, he would go number one. However, his inability to process from the pocket often made him a liability in Florida’s offense during his one year as the starter.
Drafting Richardson first overall would be a wild swing for the fences, but it’s within the realm of possibility because of his truly special athleticism.