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Zach Wilson Draft Bet For The 2021 NFL Draft: A Lock At No. 2 Pick to Jets?

Posted: Apr 19, 2021Last updated: Dec 26, 2022

With the 2021 NFL Draft approaching, here’s our tip on any Zach Wilson Draft Position Bet opportunities that may be available for 2021 NFL Draft futures betting.


Read our full 2021 NFL Draft Guide for more betting tips, our 2021 NFL Mock Draft, our 2021 NFL Draft Player Scouting Reports, and more analysis and tips.


Zach Wilson Draft Bet For 2021 NFL Draft

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  • Over 2.5 (+1100) — Pick 3 or later
  • Under 2.5 (-3000) — Pick 2 or 1

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There is a reason why BYU’s Zach Wilson is slated with (-3000) odds if you take the Under 2.5 on his Draft position Bet. Outside of Trevor Lawrence going No. 1 overall to the Jaguars, Wilson is the second biggest NFL Draft bet lock you can take.

One of the most vital issues that Jets brass could have with Wilson is his injury history. Importantly, a shoulder injury back in 2019 leading to surgery to repair a torn labrum entering and impacting his sophomore campaign at Brigham Young.

However, per a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport in early April, the Jets are not concerned about Wilson’s shoulder or injury track record. In fact, not only did the Jets fail to wait to see the results of his physical to “feel confident" in Wilson’s shoulder, but they also have “zero issues about his shoulder issues," per information received from “trusted medical sources.

In addition to his shoulder injury, Wilson also played through a wrist injury in that 2019 campaign.

Despite a down 2019 season in which Wilson threw for 2,382 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and nine interceptions while missing four games, the projected de facto No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft bounced back with a vengeance in 2020, passing for 3,692 yards with 33 touchdowns and three picks, which might have ultimately solidified his draft position.

Wilson is also a fit for the Jets, who brought in Mike LaFleur as their new offensive coordinator this offseason. LaFleur deploys a stretch-zone running scheme that opens up the pass. You need to employ a mobile quarterback to make it work. Mobility is one of Wilson’s bread and butter tool’s in his skillset. A quarterback must also have the ability to throw on the run with pinpoint accuracy, another one of Wilson’s signature traits.

It sounds like Wilson to the Jets is a match made in heaven. Unless the Jets, Jet, and try to get cute, Wilson landing with the Jets at the No. 2 overall pick is a forgone conclusion.

I don’t love the odds. You need to wager $50 to win $51.67 including your initial stake at BetMGM. However, if you want to bet big on what is believed to be a sure thing, then is your play.

Zach Wilson to Be Drafted as the No. 2 Overall Pick (-2500)

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For slightly better odds set at (-2500), you can also bet Zach Wilson to be selected as the No. 2 overall picks. Since there is very little movement on Wilson’s Draft Position wager — the Over/ Under is 2.5 shown above — Wilson can either go as the first or second pick.

If you believe that Wilson will indeed go second overall, take this bet instead and pick up a (+500) swing in the odds. A $50 wager will return $52 including your original stake.

Hey, it’s an improvement from (-3000).

Author

Anthony Cervino

Anthony Cervino is an NFL Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day. He is also a lifelong NFL savant and self-proclaimed league historian. In the industry, Anthony has excelled in both the fantasy football and sports betting space with fantasy his proverbial bread and butter. Anthony has made appearances on SiriusXM, amongst other publications. He is also the co-creator of the FF Faceoff (Faceoff Sports Network) and the FF Faceoff Mental Health Podathon partnered with the Hayden Hurst Foundation. Industry Clout: 15th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for both draft and in-season accuracy (2019) | 8th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for sleepers (2020) | 13th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for in-season accuracy, including 2nd at quarterback and 3rd at tight end (2021).

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