We are under two weeks away from the 2022 NFL Draft and as far as we know, the Detroit Lions have not yet met with any of the top quarterback prospects.
According to Tom Pelissero, that will change next week as the Lions are expected to meet with QB Kenny Pickett out of Pitt.
The Lions have already gotten to know QBs Malik Willis and Sam Howell as they coached them at the 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl.
Pickett, along with Desmond Ridder, was coached by the New York Jets at the Senior Bowl.
Nation, would you like to see the Lions select a QB in the 2022 NFL Draft? If so, who do you prefer they select?
One of the #Lions’ final pre-draft visits next week will be with Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett, per sources.
It’s the only known QB visit for Detroit, which owns three of the top 34 picks, including No. 2 overall. Continuing due diligence on top prospects.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 15, 2022
It’s a betting bonanza kind of week. We had the women’s basketball national championship last night with the men on tap Monday.
Then we sprint to Thursday with The Masters and MLB opening day at the same time.
But the NFL had to stick its snoot in the action, too.
Last Friday, FanDuel Sportsbook posted its first win totals for the 2022 season. As if there weren’t enough already on our plates.
We could ignore these for a bit until the non-NFL sports start to chill out. But then we’re missing out on — potentially — the softest numbers we’ll get all year. We want to pepper these before the market grinds them into efficiency.
As such, let’s run through just the spots where my numbers differ most from the market in order to pick off the biggest values. Then we can circle back and run through more bets later on.
Here are the five totals where my win total projections differ from the market by at least one win. As a note, I omitted the Seattle Seahawks over 5.5 (-130) because my numbers are currently assuming DK Metcalf will return. A trade there would make their projection much lower than its current mark of 6.7.