Looking Over Online NCAAF Betting Defensive Prospects
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Online NCAAF betting fans are more times than not avid fans of the NFL as well. Being a fan of college football allows players to follow their favorite athletes as they make the journey from playing at the collegiate level, to playing on one of the biggest stages in the world. Players like Peyton Manning are famous for pulling their collegiate fans to their NFL franchises, so there’s absolutely no doubt that where players end up has serious sportsbook implications.
While the season and subsequent bowl games play a crucial part in determining an athlete’s draft value, the Senior Bowl is often looked upon having a larger impact on player’s market value. This year’s Senior Bowl has already come and gone so let’s take a look at what players came out as the biggest sportsbook winners of the annual NCAAF post-season All-Star game.
The South ended up walking away with the win in this year’s Senior Bowl, but there’s no doubt that there were winners across both sides. We’ve already taken a look at the best prospects on the offensive side of the ball, so let’s take a look at what defensive players made the biggest online NCAAF betting impact in the Senior Bowl.
1.Myles Garrett – Texas A&M – Junior
Those who bet on football know that NFL clubs are always looking for a good pass rusher and there’s no doubt that Garrett is the most talented of the group, especially off the edge. Regarding the defensive tackles, Allen could be a great fit for any team running a 3-4 defense. Overall, this year’s defensive lineman class features more size, strength, and speed than we have seen in years past.
1.Reuben Foster – Alabama – Senior
Reuben Foster leads this year’s linebacker class and his considerable size and football instincts make him a great addition to any team. The online NCAAF betting community is well aware that Bama’s defense was formidable all season long and it should come as no surprise to see two of their players crack top 5 positions.
1.Malik Hooker – Ohio State – Redshirt Sophomore
Just like Alabama had a couple of linebackers sneak into the top 5, Malik Hooker and Marshon Lattimore are representing Ohio State well. Overall, this year’s defensive back class may not have the sportsbook-appeal as other groups do, but there’s still plenty of talent that could get drafted within the top 15. There’s a lot of speed in this class, particularly for the safeties. Which is a good thing because God knows there’s plenty of NFL teams that could use a boost in their secondary.