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Ja’Marr Chase Draft Position Bet
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- Over 6.5 (+180)
- Under 6.5 (-231)
The consensus WR1 in the 2021 NFL Draft, LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase is advertised as the next big thing at wide receiver in the NFL. A projected top 10 pick, Chase is expected to be the first wideout off the board in next week’s draft.
There are three teams that not only have a need for a wide receiver upgrade, but they also pick early enough to land Chase, who is arguably the best in the draft. With the first 3-to-4 picks in line to be dominated by prospect quarterbacks, the earliest Chase could go is fifth overall to the Bengals, which is where we will begin.
Ja’Marr Chase: 2021 NFL Draft Potential Landing Spots
Cincinnati Bengals (Round 1, Pick 5)
I have written the Ja’Marr Chase versus Penei Sewell to the Bengals argument ad nauseam amidst this draft process emphasizing this: “what good is Chase, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon if Joe Burrow lands on the injured reserve list again?” — is it plagiarism if I take a line from my own work?
I used that line in my “First Non-QB Drafted Bet For 2021 NFL Draft" article. You can read that here.
I may have heavy fantasy football roots, but at heart, I understand football. A sidelined Burrow is a sidelined franchise quarterback and a sidelined franchise quarterback will not equate to many wins. Meanwhile, an upright and healthy Burrow, who is protected by a competent offensive line is talented enough to get the most out of what he has to work with. And face the facts, it’s not exactly like the Bengals are short on weapons.
Higgins, Boyd and Mixon are a sound supporting cast. What’s more, the Bengals can still get an impending rookie receiver with plenty of ceiling in the second round. I’ve seen wide receiver prospects that include Kadarius Toney, Terrance Mitchell, Tutu Atwell and Rashod Bateman mocked in the second round. I’d rather have Sewell and Mitchell over Chase and Notre Dame OT Liam Eichenberg. This isn’t a knock on Eichenberg, but Sewell has next-level upside.
Read our full Ja’Marr Chase 2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report & Player Profile for our prediction on how his career will unfold.
Miami Dolphins (Round 1, Pick 6)
Unless the Falcons or Bengals trade out of their fourth overall and fifth overall picks, and their dance partners want an alpha wide receiver, the Dolphins are the first legit landing spot for Chase. To complicate things, there are rumors swirling that the Dolphins could make yet another deal to move back. If a team does, in fact, move up to sixth overall, I believe they will take a quarterback. Shocking, I know.
Let’s say the Dolphins stay put. While they employ DeVante Parker and Will Fuller, Chase would be a massive upgrade to their wide receiver room. However, since HC Brian Flores has his New England ties, I have the Dolphins pegged to select Florida TE Kyle Pitts to pair him with Mike Gesicki and torment enemy defenses running twin tight end sets, much like the Patriots have done a few different during the Bill Belichick era. Moreover, Pitts has the skillset and versatility to move around the formation. He can line up at receiver with ease.
Ja’Marr Chase Draft Position Bet for the 2021 NFL Draft
Detroit Lions (Round 1, Pick 7)
The Lions are the team that will select Chase. Not only do they have a need at wide receiver, but they also have to fill the vacancies left by Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola (unsigned) in free agency.
Although the Lions added Breshad Perriman and Tyrell Williams, amongst additional underwhelming signings in free agency at the position — they are also bringing back Quintez Cephus and Geronimo Allison — They need an alpha to catch passes from QB Jared Goff. Otherwise, Detroit’s passing attack will be putrid.
If the first six picks in this draft have a similar result to my projections, Chase will be there for the Lions at No. 7 overall.
Ja’Marr Chase Draft Position Best Bet
Over 6.5 (+180)
Although there is a chance that Ja’Marr Chase is taken in the top six picks, there is a greater possibility that he falls to seventh overall, especially if five quarterbacks are off the board in the first six picks and the Bengals do the right thing with the fifth pick and select Penei Sewell. The Falcons and Dolphins are the teams that make or breaks this wager.