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There's Now A Slight Favorite To Go No. 1 Overall

A general view of the stage at the NFL Draft as the Seahawks are set to pick.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The 2018 NFL Draft logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

For the majority of the 2022 NFL offseason it looked like there was an undisputed favorite to go No. 1 overall. But what was once a one-horse race is starting to get a lot closer by some projections.

Michigan pass rusher Aidan Hutchinson remains the odds-on favorite to go No. 1 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars. But his -170 odds in the Caesars Sportsbook are noticeably shorter than just a few days ago. That may be due to the rising draft stock of another top pass rushing prospect.

Georgia's Travon Walker has been rapidly climbing all of the draft boards lately. Caesars Sportsbook has improved his odds of going No. 1 overall to +140.

Once a 30-1 longshot of going No. 1 overall, Walker has been getting a lot of buzz from NFL insiders lately. Per ESPN Chalk, more money has been bet on him going first overall than any other player.

"It seems this year that there's been more volatility, but I guess that happens when there's not a clear-cut No. 1 pick like there was last year with Trevor Lawrence," Adam Pullen of Caesars Sportsbook told ESPN.

It's no big secret that the 2022 NFL Draft doesn't appear to have a transcendent talent at any particular position. The lack of an obvious top quarterback that the last four NFL Drafts have had also makes predictions a lot trickier.

We're one week away from the 2022 NFL Draft and there haven't been any straight up pick-for-pick trades like we've seen in some recent drafts.

It seems like everyone is content to stand pat with the picks they have now.

Whether that's a good thing for Aidan Hutchinson and Travon Walker remains to be seen.