Post Draft Super Bowl Odds & PicksJosh Bailey
Three days, seven rounds and 253 picks. The 2017 NFL Draft is over. The festivities opened with a flurry of trades and some bold selections in Round 1, and the drama didn’t let up from there. Now how does each team stack up in terms of their Super Bowl 52 odds?
Post 2017 Draft Super Bowl 52 Odds & Picks
Super Bowl 52 odds as of May 1st, 2017:
- Arizona Cardinals +3700
- Atlanta Falcons +1250
- Baltimore Ravens +4300
- Buffalo Bills +10000
- Carolina Panthers +3000
- Chicago Bears +14500
- Cincinnati Bengals +6000
- Cleveland Browns +32500
- Dallas Cowboys +950
- Denver Broncos +2000
- Detroit Lions +6600
- Green Bay Packers +1150
- Houston Texans +2275
- Indianapolis Colts +4000
- Jacksonville Jaguars +10000
- Kansas City Chiefs +2500
- Los Angeles Chargers +7000
- Los Angeles Rams +15500
- Miami Dolphins +5000
- Minnesota Vikings +3300
- New England Patriots +450
- New Orleans Saints +6600
- New York Giants +1500
- New York Jets +20000
- Oakland Raiders +1400
- Philadelphia Eagles +5000
- Pittsburgh Steelers +1250
- San Francisco 49ers +32500
- Seattle Seahawks +1125
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +4000
- Tennessee Titans +4000
- Washington Redskins +6600
The Odds-On Favorite To Win Super Bowl 52: New England Patriots +450
I like the moves that New England made before the Draft started. Trading the 32nd pick for wide receiver Brandin Cooks was smart. They also signed RB Mike Gillislee away from a division foe while trading for DE Kony Ealy and TE Dwayne Allen.
All were nice moves. But, not even one of them is likely to improve New England that much. Cooks is a speedster. He could open the offense for the Patriots. Or, he could end up getting lost in the Pats wide receiver movement scheme. There’s no telling what’s going to happen.
History says that the Pats are an underlay at +450. I’m looking elsewhere.
The Smart Pick To Win Super Bowl 52: Seattle Seahawks +1125
The Seahawks made the most of the 26th pick in the NFL Draft. They drafted a disruptive DT in Round 2 in Malik McDowell from Michigan State. Then, they drafted one of the better centers in the Draft, Ethan Pocic from LSU, also in Round 2.
Considering that they signed LT Luke Joeckel during the off-season, the offensive line should be much improved if Pocic can be NFL ready by September. Seattle also signed RB Eddie Lacy.
I don’t see how Seattle doesn’t win the NFC West this season. They’re going to be tough.
The Value Pick To Win Super Bowl 52: New Orleans Saints +6600
With their 7 picks in the NFL Draft, the Saints got excellent value. CB Marshon Lattimore with pick 11 is an absolute steal. He’s a shutdown corner that immediately upgrades the worst secondary in all of football.
The Saints drafted safety Marcus Williams from Utah in Round 2. He could allow Vonn Bell to move to a slot corner position when the Saints play nickel defense. With Delvin Breaux solid at the other corner, and Kenny Vaccaro able to play either free or strong safety, the Saints might have a possible Top 20 secondary.
But, what’s really going to turn the Saints into one of the better teams in the NFC is the moves they made on the offensive side of the ball. New Orleans drafted RB Alvina Kamara and OT Ryan Ramczyk.
What it means is that New Orleans has excellent depth at the RB position with Adrian Peterson (yes, that AP), Mark Ingram, and Kamara. They also now have depth with what was already one of the top offensive lines in the NFL.
The Longshot Pick To Win Super Bowl 52: Detroit Lions +6600
I thought Detroit’s defense was underrated last season. The Lions allowed only 22 points per game in 2016. That’s not bad. If I thought the Lions D was underrated last season, what do I think of their D this season?
I think it could be one of the Top 5 units in the NFL. That’s how much it improved when Detroit drafted ILB Jarrad Davis and CB Teez Tabor with their first 2 picks of this past weekend’s NFL Draft. Davis and Tabor can flat out play football. Davis can get to the QB on his own. He’s going to love following DT Haloti Ngata up the middle.
The biggest question mark must do with Detroit’s rushing attack. If Zach Zenner or Dwayne Washington can become a solid RB1, Detroit’s offense should be very good.