Minty Bets, Ariel Epstein, and Pamela Maldonado break down their best bets involving offensive linemen for the 2022 NFL Draft.
MINTY BETS: Welcome to the "Mad Bets" NFL draft show, offensive line position. The NFL draft will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm Minty Bets, and joining me is Ariel Epstein and Pam Maldonado. And we're here to give you our favorite bets for the O-line position. Ariel, what do you have for us?
ARIEL EPSTEIN: I'm betting the over 4 and 1/2 on the draft position for the NC State offensive tackle Ikem Ekwonu First off, the top three are likely going to all be edge rushers. You're going to see Walker, Thibodeaux, and Hutchinson go inside the top three. That leaves you with the New York Jets. The Jets have already gone back-to-back seasons where they've taken an offensive lineman inside the top 15. One of those was inside the top 10. I see the Jets going defensive in this spot.
When it comes to the New York Giants, who are sitting there at number five, they're going to need somebody on the other side of their offensive tackle Andrew Thomas. I see the Giants selecting Ikem Ekwonu at the fifth overall pick, making him go over his draft position of 4 and 1/2, Minty.
MINTY BETS: I like that. Pam, what is your pick?
PAM MALDONADO: I'm going to go with Mississippi State's Charles Cross under 7 and 1/2. He is the offensive lineman that could go number six to the Panthers because he has the length, he has the size, he has the athleticism. And what do the Panthers need? An offensive linemen, just like a lot of other teams do as well. But the Panthers themselves have had 16 players at left tackle over the last eight seasons.
Now other options could end up being Bama's Evan Neal. But guess who else needs an offensive lineman, the Giants at number five, the Texans at number three. So really any and every team. But this is a really good opportunity here for any of those three teams to snag up Cross. I like his under 7 and 1/2.
MINTY BETS: OK, that leaves me. I am liking Evan Neal as the first offensive lineman selected. Now he's got a huge size advantage. And not only that, but he's fast for a guy his size. He's got great footwork, great discipline, and he can and has played just about every O-line position. So he's very versatile I like him at plus money.
To recap our picks, Ariel has Ickey Ekwonu over pick 4 and 1/2. Pam has Charles Cross under pick 7 and 1/2. And I've got Evan Neal as the first offensive lineman selected. Bet $10 and win $200 in free bets by signing up at BetMGM.com/yahooVIP. New customers only. Must be 21 and older. Terms apply.