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How the public is betting the Broncos first draft pick in 2021 NFL Draft

Who will the Denver Broncos first pick be in the 2021 NFL Draft? We examine the betting splits over at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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The Denver Broncos will have the ninth overall pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft. Denver can go in a variety of different directions with their first pick. At that spot, they could opt to take a quarterback such as Justin Fields, who will likely fall out of the top-5. Denver’s front office brass has not been shy about bringing in competition for current starter Drew Lock.

The former second-round pick had an average season under center for Denver, which featured both good and bad moments. However, it’s too early to say whether Lock is the team’s franchise quarterback or not. Along with quarterback, Denver could use their first round selection on a defensive player. Former Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons would be a solid add to their defense for the foreseeable future.

Broncos first pick betting splits

Justin Fields: (+400) 31% handle 30% bets
Jaycee Horn: (+700) 29% handle 5% bets
Trey Lance: (+300) 18% handle 20% bets
Micah Parsons: (+600) 12% handle 21% bets
Patrick Surtain II: (+600) 3% handle 7% bets
Mac Jones: (+600) 3% handle 7% bets
Penei Sewell: (+700) 1% handle 1% bets
Rashawn Slater: (+600) 1% handle 3% bets
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah: (+1200) 1% handle 3% bets
Kyle Pitts: (+4000) <1% handle 1% bets

Best Bets

Micah Parsons (+600)

This might be crazy but the Broncos do not take Fields and instead add to their defense with Parsons. The dynamic linebacker would be a tremendous upgrade to what they have there currently and could be a Day 1 starter right away. Denver would be best suit to bring a veteran quarterback to compete with Lock á la Teddy Bridgewater.

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