Skip to content
GO TO bet365 Sports
  1. NFL
  2. NFL Draft

NFL Draft Number 3 Overall Pick Odds: Drake Maye -120 to be picked third

With the 2024 NFL Draft fast approaching, the third pick is one of the more interesting slots near the top of the first round.

While Caleb Williams is -10000 to be taken first and fellow quarterback Jayden Daniels has odds of -200 to be taken with the second pick, the third selection is more open.

Quarterback Drake Maye is -110 to be chosen there but four players have odds of +1200 or better to be taken with the third choice and none of them would be a complete surprise.

The third pick is currently held by the New England Patriots, who are clearly in the market for a quarterback with veteran Jacoby Brissett currently top of their depth chart after they traded former first-round pick Mac Jones to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

However, with the Patriots' roster in need of a major overhaul, they may also be willing to listen to offers to move down for a haul of picks if another team is willing to pay the required price for the third selection.

Let's take a look at the latest odds for the No. 3 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

2024 NFL Draft: Number 3 Overall Picks Odds

Drake Maye


Jayden Daniels


J.J. McCarthy


Marvin Harrison Jr.


Joe Alt


Malik Nabers


Drake Maye

University of North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye was expected to be the second pick in the draft behind USC QB Caleb Williams for much of the college football season but he has clearly been overtaken in the consensus rankings by LSU's Jayden Daniels in recent months.

Maye's passing accuracy stats and TD-INT ratio are clearly inferior to Daniels', but as the taller and heavier prospect he does have the physical attributes that some teams may be looking for.

The Patriots are an interesting team to be in prime position to select Maye in that respect as they were burned for gambling on Mac Jones with the 15th pick in the 2021 Draft and he is already off the team.

Maye does appear to have his suitors, though, and as he is just +150 odds to be taken second, there could be quite a market for him if he is still on the board when the Patriots are on the clock.

The Vikings are reportedly a team to watch as the QB-needy team have two first-round picks available and could put together a package to move up from their current spot in 11th, while the Giants may also be keen to get the quarterback they want by moving up three places from the sixth pick.

Jayden Daniels

2023 Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels is +225 odds to be taken third, and those odds would be much shorter the second after he is not taken with the second pick if that is how things shake out.

Daniels is a dynamic dual-threat quarterback and is not likely to fall past the third pick if he is not taken in the top two.

His style does not fit in with what the Patriots have asked of their quarterbacks over the last couple of decades, but with the Bill Belichick era as GM and head coach having ended now, the team could be open to a fresh approach.

J.J. McCarthy

Quarterback J.J. McCarthy is the wild card of the 2024 NFL Draft with experts projecting him to be taken at almost every point between the second and 11th picks.

After leading Michigan to the national championship, McCarthy will have plenty of fans but the question remains how much of his success was down to his own talent and to what extent was he made to look good by the league-leading roster he was on.

While there should be interest in McCarthy and he looks likely to be a top-10 pick it seems doubtful that a team would want or even need to trade up as high as three to secure his services.

Marvin Harrison Jr.

Considered by many to be the most talented player in this draft class regardless of position, wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr, has to be in the thoughts of any team if he is still on the board when they are on the clock.

The value of the quarterback position means he can't quite be in contention to go higher but as odds of +1200 to be selected third suggest, he has to be in the conversation at this point.

The son of former Indianapolis Colts star Marvin Harrison is one of the most can't miss prospects of recent seasons and looked a classy prospect throughout his time with Ohio State.

Joe Alt

This is probably a few spots too high for Joe Alt to be taken but left tackle is also a valued position for NFL teams and the junior offensive lineman from Notre Dame would be a safe choice for any team.

Malik Nabers

Harrison Jr., as good as he is, is not the top wide receiver in the class for every observer and even those who prefer the OSU prospect will happily recognise that Malik Nabers from LSU is also an elite talent.

The third pick is a little earlier than Nabers is expected to be taken, as his odds of +5000 to be selected third suggest.

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

Related Articles

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalized service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy

New to bet365? Bet $1 & Get $365 in Bonus Bets Join Now

Deposit required. Bonus Bet winnings are added to Bonus Bets balance. Bonus Bet wager excluded from returns. T&Cs, time limits and exclusions apply.