Last year was a good year for quarterbacks. The same cannot be said for the 2022 NFL Draft class of signal-callers. While there are a few names that stand out, this year’s group is mostly seen as a middling collection of talent. Because of the value the position carries, there are bound to be at least a few quarterbacks taken in the first round. But who? While every draft board looks a little different in how the players are ranked, here’s what we can take away from the odds for which quarterback will be the first one picked.
NFL Draft odds 2022: Quarterbacks
You probably didn’t see Malik Willis of Liberty University as the first signal-caller off the board in a lot of early season mock drafts, but the consensus around him has evolved. Willis wasn’t as sharp of a passer in 2021 as he was in 2020. However, he has elite rushing talent that makes him a dual-threat. The odds for him to be the first quarterback off the board are sitting at -175.
A few months ago, most thought Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett was the best quarterback in the draft and most likely to be first off the board. Now, he’s got the second-best odds at +130, right behind Willis.
Desmond Ridder out of Cincinnati has +1200 odds. Another dual threat, questions about Ridder’s accuracy seem to be the biggest thing keeping him further down draft boards. Matt Corral from Mississippi has odds of +1600 to be the first one picked. Less polished as a runner, he looked like a solid passer in college. North Carolina’s Sam Howell’s odds are sitting at +2500, and after him, you’re really getting into long shot territory with everyone else at +10000 or more.
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