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Jalen Hurts has several intriguing possible landing spots in the 2020 NFL Draft

Jalen Hurts has considerable potential that should entice someone to draft him sooner than later. We break down the latest odds on where he might land in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Jalen Hurts of the Oklahoma Sooners plays against the LSU Tigers during the College Football Playoff Semifinal in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

When we look back on the 2020 NFL Draft, there will likely be numerous selections on day two and day three that turn into stars. However, with round two beginning in under 12 hours, players do not have quite the same name recognition. There’s great talent still available, but the “names” that the average NFL knows is limited.

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts is one such name. He has been projected up and down the draft board on the second and third day, but the CFP semifinalist still brings more general name recognition to the proceedings than a lot of players. That’s not to knock the talent of the 223 other players who will be drafted on Thursday and Friday, but Hurts is a name casual fans will be specifically tracking to see where he goes in the draft.

Second round mock drafts are generally skipping over quarterbacks, but USA Today’s Draftwire has Hurts off the board at No. 44 overall, the 12th pick of the second round in their day 2 mock draft. The Indianapolis Colts currently hold that pick, and have Philip Rivers, Jacoby Brissett, and Chad Kelly on their roster. They are going all in with Rivers this year, but their long-term future at the position is uncertain. Brissett was solid enough, but the popular take is that the Colts will look for some competition in the QB room.

DraftKings Sportsbook is offering odds on which round Hurts will go in, and which team will pick Hurts. The second round is favored at -225, followed by round 3 at +140, round 4 at +1100, and rounds 5-7 at +3300. Among teams, the Colts lead the way at +300, followed by the Steelers at +600, then the Jaguars and Patriots at +700. All four teams make sense given their current quarterback situations.

But is there a sleeper in the bunch? The Falcons at +1400 could use someone to eventually replace Matt Ryan. The Raiders at +1600 seem like really good value considering Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota are their starters. An intriguing long shot might be the Vikings at +5000. Kirk Cousins signed an extension through 2022, but could be released after 2021 with considerable cap savings.

Jordan Love team odds

Colts +300
Steelers +600
Patriots +700
Jaguars +700
Panthers +1100
Bears +1400
Lions +1400
Falcons +1600
Washington +1600
Raiders +1600
Buccaneers +1600
Saints +2000
Broncos +2500
Titans +2500
Cowboys +3300
Ravens +3300
Rams +5000
Giants +5000
Jets +5000
Bills +5000
Vikings +5000
49ers +5000
Browns +10000
Texans +10000
Chiefs +10000
Chargers +10000
Eagles +10000
Seahawks +10000
Cardinals +10000
Bengals +10000
Packers +10000
Dolphins +10000

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