The NFL Draft is two months away, but you can already make a prop bet about pretty much anything related to it.
You can bet on who will be the No. 1 pick, what certain prospects will run in the 40-yard dash and much more. One particular prop bet is causing some controversy.
It involves the Wonderlic test, which is the intelligence test the NFL uses at its annual scouting combine. Every year, Wonderlic scores for top prospects leak, and every year there is debate about the merits of this type of exam.
This year, you can actually bet on which top QB prospect will score highest on the Wonderlic. Wyoming's Josh Allen is the favorite, followed by UCLA's Josh Rosen, USC's Sam Darnold and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield.
Here are the odds for each:
The controversy surrounding this prop bet seems to be two-fold. Firstly, how can Vegas accurately take a guess on which prospect will perform best on the Wonderlic without really knowing them or understanding their intelligence?
Secondly, some have accused the oddsmakers of racism because they have slotted Lamar Jackson, the only black quarterback of the group, as the decided underdog. Jackson is well below Baker Mayfield who has the fourth-best odds.
You may object to this prop bet, or you may be fine with it. One thing is for sure though: it seems like a pretty strange thing to bet on.
The NFL Scouting Combine will run from today through Monday in Indianapolis.