Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson is the favorite to be selected fourth overall, according to Bovada. The odds are 3/2 that he will be the pick. Star Lotulelei (7/4), Dion Jordan (2/1) and Chance Warmack (9/1) are the next best bets.
Vegas anticipates that Luke Joeckel will go first to the Chiefs. Eric Fisher (1/2) is the clear favorite to be taken at No. 2. For the third pick, Bovada pits Sharrif Floyd (1/10) against the field (11/2).
Some other odds of note:
Oregon defensive end/linebacker Dion Jordan will visit with the Eagles Wednesday and Thursday, according to Ian Rapoport.
Chip Kelly was asked at the owners meetings if he would have to use one of the allotted 30 visits on Jordan, given his familiarity with him.
“No. But there are some situations with certain guys that you wanna find out medical information on … if we were to bring Dion in, it would be to find out how his shoulder is, not what he is like as a person,” Kelly responded. “A lot of our evaluations are medical deals where you get some information on them.”
Less than a month from now, draft prospects will turn into draft picks, and draft picks into NFL players. Rookie minicamp is slated for the second week in May. Then onto OTAs, the mandatory minicamp, and before you know it, training camp. Ideally, you would like your new players (and especially your top 5 pick) to be healthy and ready to go from the opening gun.
The reality for the team that drafts Dion Jordan is that they will have to wait to get him into the mix.