Ariel Epstein, Jared Quay, and Minty Bets break down their best bets involving wide receivers for the 2022 NFL Draft.
ARIEL EPSTEIN: Welcome to "Yahoo Sportsbook," alongside Jared Quay and Minty Bets. I am Ariel Epstein. It is the wide receivers portion of our NFL Draft coverage, and I'm going to start with Mr. Jared Quay himself. Jared, where are you looking at for the wide receivers?
JARED QUAY: I'm taking Jameson Williams to be drafted over the 12th pick. Yes, he is probably the best receiver in this draft class, but he tore his ACL in the national championship. When he's injured-- we've seen a lot of players in previous drafts slide further than they should because of injury.
That, plus the fact that there's a lot of receivers that may be on the trade market. I know teams aren't discussing it publicly. But if you have a top 10 pick, would you take Deebo Samuels or risk it with an injured Jameson Williams? Obviously, he's a great talent, but I don't think teams are going to reach, so I'm going over 12 and 1/2 for him.
ARIEL EPSTEIN: Jared likes the over 12 and 1/2. Minty, where are you looking at on this wide receiver board?
MINTY BETS: All right, I'm looking at Drake London as the first wide receiver selected. Now, he's got the whole package in a wide receiver. He's adaptable, he can hold onto the ball in tough situations. He's built quite large, so he can break off defenders, and he's a high volume catcher. The only reason his odds are the third favorite to go first is because he's only played in 22 college games, which still makes him a little inexperienced. But I really like the value you're getting for him, so I like Drake London as the first wide receiver selected.
ARIEL EPSTEIN: That's not good, because it looks like we're on opposite sides here. I'm betting the over on Drake London's draft position at 10 and 1/2. Now, the USC wide receiver-- you mentioned this, Minty-- he really didn't play that many games in college. He missed a ton of last season, the end of 2021, because he ended up fracturing his right ankle.
The scouts were saying that he comes up with the contested catches, he just doesn't really have the speed. In fact, he's more like a tight end than he really is a wide receiver. With the injuries, with the way that the scouts are talking about him, I'm going over on USC wide receiver Drake London's draft position, at 10 and 1/2.
For my second draft position, give me the under-- 9 and 1/2 on the Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson. Him and his teammate Chris Olave are two of the wide receivers in this draft that are being heavily looked at. Wilson's more of that top 10 pick. Just look at his last three games in college-- 27 receptions, 371 yards, and six touchdowns. I love the Atlanta Falcons to go for him at number 8.
Now, Wilson also is good at mixing up his speeds in his routes, and he has experience as a punt returner. This is so important for any rookie coming out of the draft, having that experience on special teams. Give me the under-- 9 and 1/2 on Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson.
Here's a recap of our picks for the wide receiver portion of the NFL Draft. Jared's taking the Jameson Williams over-- 12 and 1/2. Minty's going Drake London as the first wide receiver selected. I'm taking Drake London over-- 10 and 1/2 for his draft position and under-- 9 and 1/2 on Garrett Wilson's draft position.
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