Tagovailoa favorite to go No. 1 in 2020 NFL Draft

Field Level Media

August 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm.

Tua Tagovailoa hasn’t taken a snap in his second full season as the Alabama Crimson Tide’s starting quarterback, but the dynamic left-hander is already a heavy favorite to be selected No. 1 in the 2020 NFL Draft.

DraftKings and PointsBets are offering Tagovailoa at -200 to be the first player selected in eight months, with Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert (+400) having the next lowest odds by both sportsbooks. The competition to go No. 1 is currently considered to be a small pool, with Ohio State defensive end Chase Young (+500 DraftKings, +1000 PointsBet) and Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm (+650 DK, +700 PB) the only other players holding odds lower than +2000 by either book.

Tagovailoa threw for 3,966 yards with 43 touchdowns against only six interceptions in starting 15 games as a true sophomore in 2018. Herbert surprised many by returning for his senior season after a breakout 2018 campaign in which he threw for 3,151 yards, 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the current favorite by most books to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy, is not eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft as he enters his true sophomore season.

2020 NFL Draft – First Overall Pick Odds (DraftKings)
Tua Tagovailoa: -200
Justin Herbert: +400
Chase Young: +500
Jake Fromm: +650
Jerry Jeudy: +3300
Andrew Thomas: +4000
Derrick Brown: +5000
Raekwon Davis: +5000
A.J. Epenesa: +5000
Walker Little: +6600
Grant Delpit: +20000
J.K. Dobbins: +20000
Jacob Eason: +20000
Jonathan Taylor: +20000
Nick Coe: +25000
C.J. Henderson: +25000
CeeDee Lamb: +25000
Dylan Moses: +25000
Laviska Shenault: +25000

2020 NFL Draft – First Overall Pick Odds (PointsBet)
Tua Tagovailoa: -200
Justin Herbert: +400
Jake Fromm: +700
Chase Young: +1000
Andrew Thomas: +2000
Jerry Jeudy: +3000
Derrick Brown: +4000
Raekwon Davis: +4000
Walker Little: +5000
A.J. Epenesa: +5000