2023 NFL Draft odds: Texas Tech star Tyree Wilson's odds on the move, best bet
The NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, and news of all sorts comes with that. Just this week, we've seen Bryce Young become the betting favorite for the top pick, discussions on how high Bijan Robinson will be selected and questions about potential picks being traded away for veterans.
Not to be lost in all that news is a player that, like Travon Walker last year, is flying up the draft boards.
The biggest riser on odds boards for this upcoming draft in betting circles is Texas Tech edge rusher Tyree Wilson.
The latest FOX Sports mock has Wilson going seventh to the Las Vegas Raiders with the No. 7 pick.
"The Raiders pass on Will Levis for a young pass-rusher to pair with Maxx Crosby," FOX Sports NFL analyst Geoff Schwartz wrote. "In a division featuring Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Russell Wilson, having players who can hit the quarterback is a premium."
However, many sportsbooks now believe that the seventh pick is far too low for the edge rusher, a position highly coveted in the league.
Multiple connections are humming about Wilson's size and strength, and it makes total sense. It's not every day that you see a 6-foot-6, 270-pound monster leap off the film as he does. One source told me yesterday I shouldn't be surprised if Wilson went second overall.
I'm not exactly there, but it's not impossible.