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NFL Draft Number 2 Overall Pick Odds: J.J. McCarthy up to +350 to go to Washington Commanders

With the 2024 NFL Draft one month away, former Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy looks to be flying up draft boards and could go as high as No. 2.

Reports started swirling after McCarthy threw at Michigan's Pro Day on Friday, March 22. Former Michigan and new Los Angeles Chargers head coach Jim Harbaugh said "it was the best throwing day I've ever seen."

McCarthy has long been considered the fourth or fifth best QB in the draft class, but that could be changing just four weeks out from the draft. The Washington Commanders currently hold the pick, but that could change if a team decides to trade up.

Let's take a look at the latest odds for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

2024 NFL Draft: Number 2 Overall Picks Odds

Jayden Daniels


Drake Maye


J.J. McCarthy


Marvin Harrison Jr.


Jayden Daniels

Former LSU quarterback and 2023 Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels is the favorite to go No. 2 overall.

Daniels is a dynamic dual-threat quarterback that most every NFL team would love on their team. At this point, Daniels, Drake Maye, and now McCarthy have all been rumored to be at the top of Washington's draft board, although one could argue Daniels is the "can't miss" prospect of the three.

Drake Maye

Maye, the presumptive No. 2 overall pick at the end of the college football season, is now firmly in the mix along with Daniels and McCarthy to go to Washington.

Maye cannot equal Daniels nor McCarthy when it comes to productivity and results in college, but scouts have become enamored with his build - 6-foot-4, 230 pounds.

J.J. McCarthy

Every year, a surprise name, typically a quarterback, shoots up mock draft boards when the NFL rumor mill gets going in the leadup to the draft.

This year, that name is J.J. McCarthy.

McCarthy deserves plenty of praise for leading Michigan to a national championship and conducting himself in such a way that makes him attractive to NFL GMs and coaches. Given the best-in-class talent he had around him at Michigan, many are wondering if he's got the talent to spend a top-3 pick on.

Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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