Looking to bet on the 2nd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft? We’ve got you covered with the latest betting odds on which player will be selected #2 on Thursday, April 27th.
Plus draft analysis on why top players may go #2, including Will Levis, Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud and Anthony Richardson.
2nd Overall Pick Odds, NFL Draft 2023
Who has the #2 Pick in the 2023 NFL Draft?
The Houston Texans have the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
What player will be selected #2 in the 2023 NFL Draft?
According to current betting odds, C.J. Stroud (QB, Ohio State) is predicted to be drafted #2 in the 2023 NFL Draft with a 96.2% implied probability (-2000).
Stroud was not the favorite heading into draft night, but his odds flew down from +300 to -2500 in the hour before Round 1.
Favorites to be drafted #2 in the NFL Draft:
- C.J. Stroud (QB, Ohio State) -2500
- Will Anderson Jr. (EDGE, Alabama) +500
- Tyree Wilson (EDGE, Texas Tech) +1200
- Will Levis (QB, Kentucky) +1300
- Bryce Young (QB, Alabama) +3000
- Anthony Richardson (QB, Florida) +4000
According to the most recent mock draft from Ryan McCrystal, Tyree Wilson (EDGE, Texas Tech) will be selected #2 by the Texans.
Brendan Donahue predicts the Texans will select Will Anderson Jr. (EDGE, Alabama) with the second overall pick in his most recent mock draft.
Prediction: Why C.J. Stroud will be the #2 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 Will Levis will be the #2 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 #2 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft
Young is perceived by many to be a slightly more polished quarterback than Stroud. 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 Anthony Richardson will be the #2 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 second overall would be a wild swing for the fences, but it is within the realm of possibility because of his truly special athleticism.