Money Continues To Come In on Zach Wilson To Be Selected Second Overall

Published on March 13th, 2021 4:39 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

The American football draft is always a big deal when it comes to betting. The first pick in the upcoming NFL draft is a no-brainer - Trevor Lawrence will be selected first overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The big question is - who will be taken with the second pick?

The second overall pick belongs to the New York Jets, who went on a late-season hot streak that cost themselves the chance to draft Trevor Lawrence.

There was some thought that the Jets might be interested in dealing the #2 pick, and that could still happen.

Regardless of who ends up picking at #2, there is a growing certainty that another Quarterback will be taken.

The Jets seem to be done with Sam Darnold, as reports have them actively looking to trade their former #1 quarterback.

This leaves the Jets in need of another quarterback, and there is a growing belief that they will be looking to take Zach Wilson at #2, or at least trade the pick to a team that does, like the 49ers.

People have been touting how well Wilson would fit into Kyle Shanahan's offence, as Wilson essentially played in a Shanahan system at BYU.

The 49ers need a QB, as the Jimmy G experience has not worked out for the team.

This leads many to believe that the 49ers will be looking to deal up for the #2 pick, so that they can draft Wilson.

The Jets, on the other hand, could solidify their future with a number of picks from the 49ers, and possibly draft somebody like Justin Fields later in the draft, or just stick it out with Darnold for another year.


Regardless of who ends up drafting him, Wilson will likely find himself going at #2.

Here are the betting odds as to who will be the #2 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: March 13th, 2021 4:37 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

Zach Wilson, -250
Justin Fields, +350
Penei Sewell, +1000
Trey Lance, +1400
Kyle Pitts, +2200
DeVonta Smith, +2500
Ja'Marr Chase, +2500
Trevor Lawrence, +2800
Mac Jones, +5000
Rashawn Slater, +5000
Any Other Player, +2000

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