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Best bets for team to draft Trey Lance in the 2021 NFL Draft

We break down which bets we like for the team to draft QB Trey Lance.

Will the Patriots trade up to get Trey Lance?

Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, and Mac Jones might have garnered most of the attention among the quarterbacks during this offseason, but Trey Lance has a compelling outlook as the 2021 NFL Draft approaches.

The former North Dakota State signal-caller delivered an astounding 2019 season and, before the pandemic wiped out most of the fall FCS schedule, looked like a contender for the second quarterback off the board. Lance played in just one contest this past year, a de facto showcase game in which he led the Bison to 39-28 victory over Central Arkansas.

Since then, Lance’s physical traits and work ethic have received high marks. However, the lack of experience and the long hiatus from the field has left some concerned about his ability to quickly transition to the NFL. Accordingly, he has one of the widest variances of any likely first-round QBs in the class.

Check out the odds and info provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Player odds

  • 49ers: (+300)
  • Panthers: (+400)
  • Patriots: (+400)
  • Broncos: (+600)
  • Falcons: (+700)
  • Lions: (+700)
  • Washington: (+700)
  • Bears: (+800)
  • Eagles: (+1200)
  • Raiders: (+1600)
  • Saints: (+1600)
  • Steelers: (+1600)
  • Texans: (+2000)
  • Seahawks: (+2000)
  • Vikings: (+2500)
  • Dolphins: (+3300)
  • Jets: (+3300)
  • Giants: (+5000)
  • Colts: (+6600)
  • Browns: (+8000)
  • Jaguars: (+8000)
  • Ravens: (+10000)
  • Buccaneers: (+10000)
  • Titans: (+10000)
  • Cardinals: (+15000)
  • Bills: (+15000)
  • Bengals: (+15000)
  • Cowboys: (+15000)
  • Packers: (+15000)
  • Chargers: (+15000)
  • Chiefs: (+25000)
  • Rams: (+25000)

Best bets

A few teams stand out as reasonable values on the list. The Atlanta Falcons, current owners of the No. 4 overall pick, expect to have their choice of Lance, Justin Fields, or a non-quarterback (though trading out remains a possibility). The Detroit Lions acquired Jared Goff as part of the Matthew Stafford trade earlier this offseason, but new general manager Brad Holmes indicated multiple times that a quarterback remains a possibility for them in the first round. Lance might need more time to adjust to NFL defenses than the other rookie passers, and the chance to develop behind Goff for a year or two could make the transition easier.

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