NFL Draft 2023: Which cornerback will be the first off the board? It’s one of two players

Illinois defensive back Devon Witherspoon (31) during an NCAA football game against the Indiana on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, in West Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Unless the books have it totally wrong, the first defensive back to be taken in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft is a fairly easy choice, as it seems to be down to two players. So will it be Illinois’ Devon Witherspoon or Oregon’s Christian Gonzalez, who played the first two seasons of his college career at Colorado?

Those are not only the two players who are below +150 in odds by FanDuel Sportsbook, but they’re the only two individuals with lower odds than +2500, as of Wednesday morning.

Here’s the list through any player with odds of +5000 or less, according to the aforementioned sportsbook:

Devon Witherspoon, Illinois / -175

Christian Gonzalez, Oregon / +140

Joey Porter, Penn State / +2500

Brian Branch, Alabama / +5000

FanDuel Sportsbook has also set the total number of defensive backs selected in the first round at 5.5 players. Both the over and under have -114 odds.


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