NFL Draft Odds 2024: Caleb Williams Destined for Chicago

With the Chicago Bears on the clock for the 2024 NFL Draft, Caleb Williams remains the consensus choice to go No. 1 in next year's NFL Draft, and rightfully so. The big question is how will the dominoes fall behind him.

Apr 18, 2024 • 21:25 ET • 4 min read
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The Chicago Bears are on the clock for the 2024 NFL Draft his NFL odds are starting to shorten with each passing day.

After trading Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bears appear set to make Caleb Williams the face of the franchise. 

Our latest NFL Mock Draft believes it's going to be a QB-heavy Top 4. 

I break it all down for you in our 2024 NFL Draft odds below!

2024 NFL Draft: Odds to go first overall

Player Position Odds
Caleb Williams QB -20,000
Jayden Daniels QB +4,000
Drake Maye QB +5,000
Marvin Harrison Jr. WR +10,000
J.J. McCarthy QB +10,000
Bo Nix QB +20,000

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook 4/18

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Latest NFL Draft odds update

April 18, 2024: Caleb Williams' odds of going No.1 overall to the Chicago Bears are shortening with every passing minute. What was -10,000 just last week is now -20,000 and rightfully so. However, behind him is where it gets interesting. Thursday morning I wrote that Jayden Daniels appeared to be the choice at No.2 with his odds shortening from -155 to -330. Well, fast forward to 9 p.m. ET and that may not be the case anymore. Drake Maye has shot up the board from +250 to -115, which is the same odds as Daniels. Do the Commanders know something we don’t?   

Draft Order W/L Record
1. Chicago Bears (via Carolina) 2-15 (Carolina)
2. Washington Commanders 4-13
3. New England Patriots 4-13
4. Arizona Cardinals 4-13
5. Los Angeles Chargers 5-12
6. New York Giants 6-11
7. Tennessee Titans 6-11
8. Atlanta Falcons 7-10
9. Chicago Bears 7-10
10. New York Jets 7-10
11. Minnesota Vikings 7-10
12. Denver Broncos 8-9
13. Las Vegas Raiders 8-9
14. New Orleans Saints 9-8
15. Indianapolis Colts 9-8
16. Seattle Seahawks 9-8
17. Jacksonville Jaguars 9-8
18. Cincinnati Bengals 9-8
19. Los Angeles Rams  9-8
20. Pittsburgh Steelers 9-8
21. Miami Dolphins 10-7 (Houston)
22. Philadelphia Eagles  10-7
23. Minnesota Vikings (via Cleveland through Houston) 7-10
24. Dallas Cowboys 11-6
25. Green Bay Packers 11-6
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11-6
27. Arizona Cardinals (via Houston) 11-6
28. Buffalo Bills  11-6
29. Detroit Lions  12-5
30. Baltimore Ravens  12-5
31. San Francisco 49ers  12-5
32. Kansas City Chiefs  13-4

• Quarterback is the most important position on the football field and following Carolina taking Bryce Young at No.1 in 2023, 19 of the last 26 first-overall picks have been QBs.

• All but two of the last 16 NFL Drafts have seen an offensive lineman get picked in the Top 10, with 2023 being no different as Paris Johnson Jr. went sixth and Darnell Wright went at No. 10.

List of first overall NFL Draft picks

Year Player Position
2023 Panthers Bryce Young QB
2022 Jaguars Travon Walker DE
2021  Jaguars Trevor Lawrence QB
2020 Bengals Joe Burrow QB
2019 Cardinals Kyler Murray QB
2018 Cardinals Baker Mayfield QB
2017 Cardinals Myles Garrett DE
2016 Cardinals Jared Goff QB
2015 Cardinals Jameis Winston QB
2014 Cardinals Jadeveon Clowney DE
2013 Chiefs Eric Fisher OT
2012 Cardinals Andrew Luck QB
2011 Panthers Cam Newton QB
2010 Cardinals Sam Bradford QB
2009 Cardinals Matthew Stafford QB
2008 Cardinals Jake Long OT
2007 Cardinals JaMarcus Russell QB
2006 Cardinals Mario Williams DE

How to bet on the 2024 NFL Draft

Sportsbooks will post odds for the player to go first overall in the draft as soon the previous year's draft is over. Once the college football season begins in September, these odds could change weekly depending on how players are performing as well as the evaluations of trusted draftniks such as Mel Kiper Jr.

In addition, this NFL futures bet may also take into account the team needs of the worst team(s) in the NFL.

After the NCAA football season is over, NFL Draft odds will solidify after key events such as the underclassmen declaration deadline, the NFL Scouting Combine and pro days. In the weeks leading up to the draft, sportsbooks will offer more NFL Draft prop bets. 

Understanding NFL Draft odds

The odds to go first overall in the NFL Draft will typically look like this:

  • Drake Maye +550

This means that if you placed a $100 bet on Maye, you would win $550 if the Tar Heels QB goes first overall in 2024. When you get closer to the draft and there is a consensus on who will go first overall, you might see a player with a minus sign (-) ahead of his odds, like this:

  • Caleb Williams -330

This means that you'd have to bet $450 to win $100 on Williams being drafted first overall.

Above we have posted the American odds for the 2024 NFL Draft. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.

Get more NFL Draft betting tips and strategies with our draft betting guide.

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