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NFL Combine Odds & Prop Picks: 40 Yard Dash, Bench Press Reps, Vertical & More

  • Odds are +450 that someone will be shattering the 40-yard dash record at this week’s NFL Combine
  • Prop wagers are also available on shuttle events, broad jump, vertical leap and bench press
  • NFL Combine testing is taking place March 1-7 at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis

Higher, faster, stronger might be the mantra of the Olympic Games but it’s also what the NFL Combine is all about.

Who will run the fastest 40? Which player will bench press the most reps? How high will the greatest vertical leap turn out to be?

Many of the best prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft will be on hand to test their mettle and to be measured up against each other from March 1-7 during the annual NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the league’s Indianapolis Colts.

And of course, you can bet on all of it. Prop wagers are being offered on every one of the demanding physical tests awaiting the next crop of NFL stars.

NFL Combine Props

Prop Option 1 Option 2
Anyone to Break 40 yard Dash Time Slower than 4.22 seconds (-800) Faster than 4.22 seconds (+450)
Fastest 40 Yard Dash Time Faster than 4.29 seconds (-130) Slower than 4.29 seconds (+100)
Fastest 20 Yard Shuttle Faster than 3.88 seconds (-115) Slower than 3.88 seconds (-115)
Fastest 60 Yard Shuttle Faster than 10.81 seconds (-130) Slower than 10.81 seconds (+100)
Most Bench Press Reps O 39.5 (-120) U 39.5 (-110)
Longest Broad Jump Shorter than 11’5″ (-115) Longer than 11’5″ (-115)
Highest Vertical Leap Lower than 43.5 inches (115) Higher than 43.5 inches (-115)

All odds taken March 1st at DraftKings Sportsbook

It’s been two years since the NFL Combine was held. Last year’s event was called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were be a completey different vibe for this year’s event. Music will be played inside the walls of Lucas Oil Stadium for the first time. In the past, silence was the atmosphere present. For the first time, fans in attendance are also being encouraged to cheer on the athletes.

The broadcast of this year’s NFL Combine is being carried by the NFL Network. It can also be streamed via the NFL app, the NFL Network app, and fuboTV.

The on-field testing will be conducted between Thursday, March 3 and Sunday, March 6. Every lift, sprint and leap will be carried live from 4-11:00 pm ET, excect for Sunday, which sees the action slated for 2-7:00 pm ET.

Records are made to be broken. However, in the case of the NFL Combine, the records have been stuck in one spot for several years like, well, a broken record. It’s been five years since any of the aforementioned marks were shattered.

Could any of them be falling in 2022? Let’s look at that possibility and where the smart money should be going.

The Race Will Go to the Slower

NFL teams certainly feel the need for speed but when it comes to the 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine, not many players are proving capable of answering the call.

Wide receiver Jonathan Ross set the standard for this event in 2017 when he halted the stopwatch at 4.22. In the years since, no one has come close to that mark. Alabama’s Henry Ruggs II is the next fastest since 2017. In 2020, he stopped the clock at 4:27 seconds.

It’s likely a safe bet to play that this record won’t be broken. However, at a betting line of -800, it’s hardly worth the stake.

The best bet is to play that the winner of the 40-yard dash will be slower than 4.29 seconds. At the last two NFL Combines, Ruggs was the only player to go faster than this time.

Pick: 40-yard dash slower than 4.29 seconds (+100)

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Broad Jump Will Go Long

No one is going to challenge the mark of 12’3″ set by Byron Jones in 2015. That being said, the longer/shorter prop of 11’5″ set for the NFL Combine broad jump is entirely beatable.

Six players went longer than that leap over the past two NFL Combines. Two players reached 11’8″.

Considering that only five players had gone past that distance prior to 2019, it’s a clear representation that this number is definitely trending upward. Or, to be more accurate in terms of the descriptive, it’s trending longer.

Pick: Broad jump longer than 11’5″ (-115)

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Author: Micheal May