NFL Draft

Garrett Wilson vs. Drake London vs. Jameson Williams: Odds to be First Wide Receiver Taken

Reed Wallach
Dec 31, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jameson Williams (1) runs
Dec 31, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jameson Williams (1) runs / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The NFL Draft is 10 days away and mock drafts are starting to take shape with certain prospects climbing up draft boards.

The wide receiver class is loaded this season with three prospects being mocked inside or around the top 10: Garrett Wilson from Ohio State, USC's Drake London and the most recent addition Alabama's Jameson Williams. Williams has been charging up mock drafts of late, as have his odds to be the first wide receiver taken.

Let's take a look at WynnBET Sportsbook odds and see what is causing the latest shift in the market.

First Wide Receiver Drafted Odds

  • Garrett Wilson: +110
  • Drake London: +150
  • Jameson Williams: +250
  • Treylon Burks: +1000
  • Chris Olave: +1500

Jameson Williams Name to Watch

Williams suffered a torn ACL in the National Championship game, but it appears that team's aren't afraid of his rehab and believe that he will live up to his pre-injury hype, which would've led to a top 10 pick.

The burner from Alabama has begun to be mocked to the Jets at No. 10, as he was in NFL Network Peter Schrager's latest mock that dropped on April 19th. After falling due to the injury, he is picking up steam ahead of the draft.

Where there is smoke, there is fire. Williams was once closer to +1000 to be the first wideout picked, now he is pushing towards the top with Wilson and London.

Jets, Falcons in Play for Wide Receivers

The Jets also pick No. 4 and some sharp mock drafters like Evan Silva have pegged a WR to go at that position (in this case it was the favorite, Wilson). There is a growing focus on high end receivers in the NFL, especially on a rookie contract, and their value is leading to higher draft picks.

Atlanta, who is picking No. 8, is also a likely destination in mocks for a receiver. In Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr.'s combined mock for ESPN that was released on Tuesday, they had Wilson landing here, the first slot for a receiver.

The NFL Draft is wide open this season with a lot of uncertainty across the board, with the wide receiver class in flux. Keep an eye on what the plugged in reporters say publicly in the next week-and-a-half leading up to the first round next Thursday.

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