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, Will Levis, C.J. Stroud and Anthony Richardson.
1st Overall Pick Odds, NFL Draft 2023
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. To get the No. 1 pick, the Panthers traded pick No. 9, pick No. 61, a first-round pick in 2024, a second-round pick in 2025 and WR D.J. Moore.
What player will be selected #1 in the 2023 NFL Draft?
According to current betting odds, Bryce Young (QB, Alabama) is predicted to be drafted #1 in the 2023 NFL Draft, with a 96.2% implied probability (-2500).
Not even on the board at the beginning of draft week, Will Levis (QB, Kentucky) is now +1000 following rumors Levis told his family he will be the No. 1 overall pick.
Favorites to be drafted #1 in the NFL Draft:
- Bryce Young (QB, Alabama) -2500
- Will Levis (QB, Kentucky) +1000
- C.J. Stroud (QB, Ohio State) +1400
- Anthony Richardson (QB, Florida) +5000
According to the most recent mock draft from Ryan McCrystal, Bryce Young (QB, Alabama) will be selected #1 by the Panthers.
Prediction: Why Will Levis will be the #1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft
Levis struggles at times with decision making and accuracy, but he has the look of a prototypical NFL quarterback.
He weighed in at 6-foot-4, 229 pounds at the NFL Combine and has an impressive arm. He also has the mobility and physicality to create yards with his legs.
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 No. 1 overall. Young is also more proven as a runner — a trait that 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 No. 1. 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.