How Pennsylvania Football Fans Can Get In On The NFL Draft Action


Written By Katie Kohler on April 22, 2020
NFL Draft action available in PA

Just because there is no legal betting on the NFL Draft in Pennsylvania, it doesn’t mean there is no action. A number of PA online sportsbooks have ways for users to play along for the chance to win a part of big cash prize pools.

There is always the option of futures bets. It’s safe to assume the Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year will be selected since no undrafted rookie has ever won the award.


Thursday, April 23: Round 1 starts at 8 p.m. EST
Friday, April 24: Rounds 2-3 starting at 7 p.m. EST
Saturday, April 25: Rounds 4-7 starting at 12 p.m. EST

FanDuel online sportsbook

FanDuel Predict the Draft:

This FanDuel NFL Draft contest is free-to-play and raising money for charity. $10,000 will be paid out to the top finishers. FanDuel plans to contribute to Frontline Foods.

In addition, they are donating $1 to them and other COVID response organizations for every player who enters this contest.

How to play:

  • Sign up for the tournament.
  • One free entry per player.
  • Select the top 10 picks (in order).
  • Two points for every correct pick, 0.5 point for any player you choose within one spot of their correct draft position

FanDuel 10K Draft Challenge Free Play:

  • Five entries max.
  • Points for top-five draft positions and bonus points if the player is involved in an in-draft trade.
  • $10K bonus cash in prizes and $1,000 bonus cash for first place.

DraftKings online sportsbook

DraftKings Free-to-Play NFL Draft First Round Pool:

Pick the correct answers for a chance at the $15,000 guaranteed prize pool.

As an added treat, the questions are the same for the DraftKings NFL Draft Media Contest so you can track your picks against members of the media. I’ll share my submitted answers so you can play along and tweet me @kkohler1129.

How to enter DraftKings Free-to-Play NFL Draft First Round Prize Pool:

  • One entry per person.
  • Pick the correct answers by April 23 at 8 p.m. EST.
  • Trades are only counted toward totals if they occur after 8 p.m. April 23.
  • For questions one and two, if neither player is drafted in first round, both answers will be graded as winners.
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Questions for DraftKings NFL Draft First Round Prize Pool 

Here are the questions included in the DraftKings contest, along with my entries. (Note: The “x” denotes the author’s choice for the media contest.)

Who will be drafted first?

  • Justin Herbert
  • Tua Tagovailoa (x)

Who will be drafted first?

  • Jerry Jeudy
  • CeeDee Lamb (x)

Which team will draft Tua Tagovailoa in the first round?

  • Miami Dolphins
  • Los Angeles Chargers (x)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Washington Redskins
  • Any other team/not selected in 1st round

Which team will draft Jordan Love in the first round?

  • New Orleans Saints
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Green Bay Packers
  • New England Patriots
  • Any other team/not selected in 1st round (x)

Total Quarterbacks drafted in the first round?

  • Over 4.5
  • Under 4.5 (x)

Total running backs drafted in the first round?

  • Over 0.5
  • Under 0.5 (x)

Total wide receivers drafted in the first round?

  • Over 5.5
  • Under 5.5 (x)

Who will be the first offensive lineman drafted in the first round?

  • Andrew Thomas
  • Tristan Wirfs
  • Jedrick Wills Jr. (x)
  • Mekhi Becton
  • Other or no offensive lineman drafted in the first round

Will any top-five picks be traded after 8 p.m. EST?

  • Yes
  • No (x)

Total trades, including a 2020 first-round pick, after 8 p.m. EST:

  • Over 6.5
  • Under 6.5 (x)

Will the New England Patriots draft a QB in the first round?

  • Yes
  • No (x)

Which college will have the most players selected in the first round?

  • Alabama
  • LSU
  • Ohio State
  • Two or more colleges tie (x)
  • Any other college

Who will have more first-round picks?

  • SEC (x)
  • The Field
  • Tie

DraftKings DFS Contest

DK Draft Challenge gives you a chance to win a share of $25K in prizes.

How to play:

  • Go to DK Fantasy.
  • Select who you think will be the first 15 players drafted.
  • Points will be awarded based on the number of selections picked correctly.
  • Bonus points will be allocated to those who make specific numbers of picks correctly.

NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year futures bets

They won’t be giving Commissioner Roger Goodell a rib-crushing hug, but two of the players selected will win Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year awards. Here are some of the odds as of April 22.

Unibet online sportsbook Offensive Rookie of the Year odds:

  • Joe Burrow: +250
  • D’Andre Swift: +700
  • Jonathan Taylor: +800
  • J.K. Dobbins: +1,000
  • Tua Tagovailoa: +1,000
  • Justin Herbert: +1,100
  • Clyde Edwards Helaire: +1,600
  • Jerry Jeudy: +1,600

BetRivers online sportsbook Defensive Rookie of the Year odds:

  • Chase Young: +300
  • Isaiah Simmons: +600
  • Kenneth Murray: +1,100
  • Patrick Queen: +1,100
  • Jeffrey Okudah: +1,400
  • K’Lavon Chaisson: +1,600
  • Xavier McKinney: +2,000
  • Derrick Brown: +2,500

Fox Bet online sportsbook

If the NFL Draft has you fired up for fall, Fox Bet has a variety of bet boosts for the upcoming season.

  • Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl boosted from +1200 to +1600
  • Rob Gronkowski over 9.5 receiving touchdowns boosted from +275 to +333
  • Steelers to win the AFC boosted from +1,100 to +1,400
  • Packers to win the NFC boosted from +850 to +1,100
  • Aaron Rodgers to win MVP boosted from +2,000 to +2,500
  • JJ Watt or TJ Watt to win DPOY +850

New Jersey NFL Draft betting

Wagering on the NFL Draft is legal in New Jersey and William Hill has about 100 NFL Draft props.

Here’s a look at the biggest bets to date at William Hill.

Five biggest NFL draft prop bets:

  • $4,000 to win $5,000 on over 3 quarterbacks drafted in first round (-400)
  • $3,200 to win $5,200 on Jerry Jeudy under 12.5 (-160)
  • $2,900 to win $4,900 on Jerry Jeudy under 12.5 (-145)
  • $2,500 to win $5,250 on Cesar Ruiz will be drafted in first round (+110)
  • $2,500 to win $3,500 on over 5.5 offensive linemen taken in first round (-250)

Six biggest potential payouts on an NFL draft prop bet:

  • $500 to win $25,500 on Browns to draft Isaiah Simmons (50/1)
  • $500 to win $20,500 on Buccaneers to draft Jerry Jeudy (40/1)
  • $100 to win $15,100 on Jalen Hurts as the third quarterback drafted (150/1)
  • $1,000 to win $16,000 on Redskins to draft Tua Tagovailoa (15/1)
  • $100 to win $15,100 on Browns to draft Jeff Okudah (150/1)
  • $100 to win $15,100 on Redskins to draft Jeff Okudah (150/1)
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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at Playin Pennsylvania. Katie especially enjoys creating unique content and on-the-ground reporting in PA. She is focused on creating valuable, timely content about casinos and sports betting for readers. Katie has covered the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry for Catena Media since 2019.

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