We have combine props. For my fellow degenerates, this makes the combine even more exciting than it already is for most. BookMaker.eu has opened prop odds for the upcoming 2017 NFL Combine, which begins Thursday, March 2. You can wager on the possibility of players breaking combine records, Deshaun Watson’s Wonderlic score, John Ross’ 40-yard dash, vertical jumps. It's all out there. Let's look at some.
2017 NFL Combine Individual Props
Myles Garrett 40-yard dash time
Over 4.52 (-150)
Under 4.52 (+120)
Myles Garrett vertical jump
Over 39.5 (—115)
Under 39.5 (-115)
Rumored to have run in the 4.4's and jumped over 40" while he was testing. This seems like a trap, however. I would bet the over on his 40 and the under on Garrett's vertical. The only actual numbers we have are from way back when he was in high school. Obviously, he's gotten stronger and faster than then, but will he jump 5 inches higher? I don't think so. I'd feel really good about betting the under here on Garrett's vertical.
DeShone Kizer 40-yard dash time
Over 4.63 (-150)
Under 4.63 (-130)
Deshaun Watson 40-yard dash time
Over 4.60 (-150)
Under 4.60 (+120)
4.6 is really fast for a quarterback, man. Watson has a better chance to crack in than Kizer but I don't think either will get there. I'd guess Watson is closer to 4.65 and Kizer closer to 4.7. Neither are slow, but they're not moving like that. I'd feel really good about Kizer's over here.
Marshon Lattimore 40-yard dash time
Over 4.45 (-115)
Under 4.45 (-115)
Under. He's so smooth that it doesn't look like he's running that fast. But when the ball is in the air, that's when you see a special burst.
Leonard Fournette 40-yard dash time
Over 4.43 (-150)
Under 4.43 (+120)
That his crazy fast for a 230 pound running back. Fournette is crazy fast, though. I'd guess 4.45 so I'll say over here.
Jonathan Allen 40-yard dash time
Over 4.87 (-170)
Under 4.87 (+130)
Uh oh...A top 5 pick by most is going to run over a 4.87? He better have a world class split.
Jabrill Peppers 40-yard dash time
Over 4.37 (-130)
Under 4.37 (+100)
The word on the street is this is going to be right in the range Peppers runs. He ran a 10.52 100 in high school which is blazing. Michigan folks have hinted that he's put on 15-20 pounds since then, though. For that reason, I'm taking the over.
Christian McCaffrey 40-yard dash time
Over 4.52 (-115)
Under 4.52 (-115)
Over. I think McCaffrey is going to surprise and not in a good way with his speed. I expected to see somebody much more electric when I watched. Whispers were that he was dealing with an injury. We shall see. I think he'll be high 4.5's.
Adoree Jackson 40-yard dash time
Over 4.41 (-115)
Under 4.41 (-115)
Jackson ran a 4.44 in high school at "The Opening." He has some jets. I'd feel good about taking the under here.
2017 NFL Combine Overall Props
Best 40-yard dash time
Over 4.30 (+125)
Under 4.30 (-155)
Under. There's going to be a sleeper that cracks it. As a Florida State fan, Kermit Whitfield would be my guess.
Highest vertical jump
Over 41.5 (-160)
Under 41.5 (+130)
There is going to be a defensive back that jumps out of the gym. Maybe one from Uconn. Maybe a WR from LSU does the same. Either way, I'd take the over here.