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Best bet for third player selected in 2022 NFL Draft

We break down who will be drafted third in the NFL Draft.

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The Houston Texans are currently slotted with the No. 3 overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, and they can go in a number of different directions as they look to enter a new era in the franchise. They will follow the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions in the draft, and this should be an interesting pick early on Thursday night.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, NC State Wolfpack offensive lineman Derek Stingley Jr. is the favorite to be selected third overall according to NFL Draft odds.


Derek Stingley Jr. +200
Ikem Ekwonu +350
Ahmad Gardner +400
Travon Walker +425
Kayvon Thibodeaux +450
Evan Neal +1000
Charles Cross +1000
Aidan Hutchinson +1000
Garrett Wilson +2500
Kenny Pickett +5000

Best bet

Plenty of mock drafts have linked Ekwonu to the Texans, and that’s where we’ll go here. There is good enough odds at +185 to make it worth taking the frontrunner, but this is no way a guarantee. Houston has a number of areas to fix on their roster, but snagging the best offensive lineman in the draft is not a bad way to go in Round 1.

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