The spotlight is expected to be on Kyler Murray on Thursday when he enters the 2019 NFL Draft as the favorite to be selected first overall, set as a short -350 wager at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The 2018 Heisman Trophy winner enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at the helm of the Oklahoma Sooners, leading the squad to a Big 12 championship and the College Football Playoff, and is now set to become the third quarterback in four years taken first overall when the 2019 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday night in Nashville.
Quarterbacks have been routinely taken with the first overall pick over the past two decades, with 15 passers emerging as the top pick over the past 21 years, a run that started with Peyton Manning’s selection by the Indianapolis Colts in 1998.
Murray ranked third in the nation in 2018 with 4,361 passing yards while connecting on 42 touchdown passes. The 21-year-old is also pegged as a massive -1500 favorite to be the first quarterback selected this year on the