2022 NFL Draft Lacking Luster? Not For Colorado State’s Trey McBride

Written By Ken Pomponio on 04/26/2022
Trey McBride 2022 NFL Draft

Week of the NFL Draft is approaching.

If it’s catching you off guard, you’re never alone. & ,

This year, there is considerably less draft hoopla than usual( more on that soon ).

But, hey, it&;s a live NFL event in April. And there is an ever-growing array of draft wagering opportunities available at Colorado&;s online sportsbooks.

Therefore, let’s refrain from grumbling very much.

Thursday at 6 p.m.( MT ), the first round begins. & ,

In the glitz and glam of Fabulous Las Vegas, the best picks does don their new team caps.

The second and third sessions will take place on Friday at 5 p.m. The final four rounds( 4 – 7 ) of the game will then begin at 10 a. m. on Saturday.

ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network all offer pick-by-pick TV protection.

Trade, lack of marquee QB prospects, and Broncos & dim draft

There are a few explanations for this year’s fairly quiet review buildup.

Geographically, there is no first-round pick for the Denver Broncosare. Moreover, the highest( No. 40 ) of their two second-round choices as scheduled.

Those picks, of course, were shipped&;to the Pacific Northwest in March in exchange for quarterback Russell Wilson.

The first pick for the Broncos & is currently scheduled to be No. The final pick of Friday & ’s second round, 64 overall & mdash.

Broncos executives will be watching Russell Wilson highlights & rdquo during the opening round on Thursday night, as general manager George Paton joked last week.

Speaking of quarterbacks and the first round, this year’s draft has lost a lot of its regional brightness due to the relative lack of tent QB prospects.

In an April 19 dual mock draft, ESPN gurus Mel Kiper Jr. And Todd McShay projected the first quarterback to be selected sixth overall (Liberty&;s Malik Willis to the Carolina Panthers). They had only two QBs going in the top 20.

Three defensive ends, led by No. 1, made up Kiper and McShay & ’s projected top five picks. Aidan Hutchinson was selected first overall, then a corner and an unpleasant handle.

Not particularly beautiful.

In contrast, the only NFL documents in the past 24 years that didn’t include a quarterback chosen among the top five pulls were 2000 and 2013.

Only six skill-position picks and mdash, four wide receivers, and two quarterbacks made up the ESPN duo & ’s mock top 20 for 2022. & ,

BetMGM Colorado Sportsbookhad an through / under of 3.5 players chosen in the first round as of Tuesday afternoon. & ,

The underneath is unavoidably a big favorite at – 250. The across is available for + 185.

NFL bettors in Coloradoare making decisions.

McBride is anticipated to be the top tight end drafted by CSU & .

Trey McBride, a standout from Colorado State University, very well could produce the top local headlines given that the Broncos & draft is anticipated to be relatively quiet. & ,

The draft & , a top-rated tight end, is the Fort Morgan product. & ,

With a 90-catch, 1, 121-yard freshman season last fall for the 6’3″, 250-pounder, he earned that difference. Rams. He was a unanimous first-team All-America selection and won the John Mackey Award as the nation & ’s top tight end.

DraftKings Colorado Sportsbooklists McBride as the overwhelming favorite to be the first tight end selected this weekend.&;

With – 450 odds, he leads the board. Greg Dulcich of UCLA & is a distant second at + 350.

McBride is anticipated to be chosen in the following square.

He was chosen 46th overall by the Minnesota Vikings in the aforementioned Kiper / McShay dual mock.

As of Tuesday, DraftKings had McBride & ’s draft position over / under set at 50.5. The under set is priced at an even-money + 100, while the over( pick 51 or later ) is the favorite at – 130.

Meanwhile, Caesars Colorado Sportsbook had McBride&;s over/under set at 52.5.&;

As of Tuesday, the in had a little advantage of – 125. The cost of the above was – 105.

Broncos scheduled for 9 choice yet without a second baseman.

The Broncos officially have nine picks in the final six rounds.

In the following, fifth, and sixth sessions, they each have one choice. and two are scheduled for the third, fifth, and sixth rounds.

Barring an unexpected trade, Denver won’t have a first-round selection in this draft, which will be the first since 2012 and only the second since 1995 andmdash.

Broncos Country isn’t simply complaining, though. Not after spending the previous six seasons aimlessly wandering through a QB waste.

With their second-round find, the Broncos are therefore likely to target what place?

At No. 1, ESPN made fun of Nebraska security Cam Taylor-Britt. 64.

In beat writer Ryan O&;Halloran&;s final Broncos mock draft for the Denver Post on Tuesday, he had Denver going with Montana State inside linebacker Troy Andersen in the second round.

The posted positional favorites for the Broncos & , first pick at BetMGM, are a defensive lineman or linebacker. As of Tuesday, they had + 275 odds in common.

Denver & ’s positional first-pick odds at BetMGM are as follows:

    350 offensive lineman / defensive back

  • Wide receiver / tight end + 800
  • Backwards + 1000
  • Kicking, much snapper, player, or kicker + 10,000

In the next round, some draft researchers also made fun of McBride to the Broncos. & ,

Paton, however, will probably have to make a deal to do so quickly, much like when he jumped five spots in the next to pick North Carolina RB Javonte Williams for No. 35 in total.

AP / Charlie Neibergall pictures
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Ken, a fourth-generation Coloradan and professional sports columnist with more than 30 years of experience covering everything from the preps to the professionals, He has lived in the Front Range his entire life and is a long-time sports gambling aficionado. His insight and passion are evident in his protection at PlayinСolorado. He is the son of 1960s Denver Broncos season ticket holders.

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