Tonight is the NFL Draft, it's one of the biggest sporting events of the year. If you want to roll your eyes at that idea, look at these facts. The NFL Draft beats the ratings for other sports marquee events every single year on TV. The first night of the NFL Draft regularly beats the NBA Playoffs, the Daytona 500, and nearly all regular season games for any sport outside of football.

Since Football is king in the American sports landscape, its really not a shock either. This is the biggest mixture of college and pro football every year. Players are selected after their college careers to join an NFL franchise. But the most important part of what makes the NFL Draft such a powerhouse, is hope.

A lot of this year's hope is on the defensive players in the draft, at least in the first round.

Sure, you're hearing a lot about the quarterbacks; guys like Bryce Young, Will Levis, CJ Stroud, and Anthony Richardson. But the true "blue chip" prospects in this draft are all on the defensive side of the ball. Without the off-field issues, Jalen Carter would be a generational talent. He's a slam-dunk #1 overall talent on the field. Will Anderson can play right away in the NFL. Tyree Wilson's athleticism jumps off the screen.

Its likely that quarterbacks will be drafted ahead of all of these defensive prospects, but whoever gets these guys will be happy with their least right away.

Betting odds are going up over which of the defensive stars will be taken first, here's a look at one of the lists

Betting Odds On First Defensive Player Selected In 2023 NFL Draft

The betting company Bodog put out their odds for the 2023 NFL Draft. Here are where they view the defensive players fitting.


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