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Here’s a Panthers NFL Draft prop bet worth taking

I’m now taking the ‘Christian McCaffrey to the Panthers’ hype seriously

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Check out this prop bet that indirectly centers on the Panthers and whether RB Christian McCaffrey will get past them at #8.

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Running backs are seeing a bit of a renaissance in the NFL with Todd Gurley and Ezekiel Elliott proving that rookie runners are worth the early picks. However, those two guys were workhorse backs who offered rare traits coming out of college. That is not Christian McCaffrey.

I think the Stanford product will end up being one of the most versatile weapons in the NFL if he ends up in the right situation. However, he is clearly behind Leonard Fournette and likely Dalvin Cook in terms of backs in the draft. Fournette is a lock to go in the top 10, but Cook and McCaffrey are mysteries. The running back position is still volatile and teams are not going to be too excited about spending early first-round picks on the position.

The last time two running backs went within the top 15 picks was 2010 when we saw CJ Spiller and Ryan Mathews go ninth and 12th respectively. Not too sure if teams are anxious to recreate that scenario.

So if you think you know Dave Gettleman than you can take this bet right? But which way do you bet?

Take the Over

History and Gettleman’s own words says he values the hog mollies, he doesn’t spend big on the skill positions, at least not in the draft. Well maybe a little given he drafted WR Kelvin Benjamin in the first round. But this draft is so heavy in defensive talent and deep at RB the over seems obvious. McCaffrey could easily slide to the late teens, which is what many are projecting.

Take the Under

Gettleman hasn’t been shy in his praise of McCaffrey. Plus just the fact Vegas has put a prop bet on it says there is something to it. Maybe they know something we don’t.

Or maybe they are trying to make some money on this unsubstantiated rumor? If you had the answer you can make some money. If I were to take this bet I would go with the over.


Which way would you bet in the prop bet on RB Christian McCaffrey drafted over 8.5?

This poll is closed

  • 65%
    I’d take the Over
    (645 votes)
  • 34%
    I’d take the Under
    (347 votes)
992 votes total Vote Now