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Niners Nation After Dark: 2011 NFL Combine Prop Bets

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Welcome back for another evening of Niners Nation After Dark. The 2011 NFL Combine starts in about six or so hours, but the Combine party is already starting here and we've got the gambling to prove it! Over the next week you'll get a chance watch or read about players running 40 yard dashes, seeing what they can bench press, and testing how high they can leap. While some may find that sufficiently exciting, for the rest of us, NFL Combine prop bets are the name of the game.

The folks at Bodog have put together a rundown of various odds you can wager on over the course of the week. They've got over/under on fastest 40-yard dash, highest vertical leap, and most bench press repetitions. Additionally you can wager on which of two players will do better in a given category. For example, you can wager whether Auburn QB Cameron Newton or Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor will have the faster 40 time. Newton is -130, while Taylor is even money. They also have Newton versus California University (Pennsylvania) QB Josh Portis (transferred there from Maryland), with Portis as the favorite at -130 to Newton's even money.

I don't plan on wagering on these particular offerings but I'll provide updates on all these bets after the Combine is completed. Best of luck if you're going to throw down some cash on these bets, although this might be the sign you have a gambling problem (definitely not such a sign if you bet on Christina Aguilera's Super Bowl National Anthem. Nope, not at all).

In a semi-related story, when I was over in London for the 49ers-Broncos game I took in an Arsenal soccer match the day before. The highlight of the game was their 88th minute goal to win 1-0. The second highlight was the booth they had set up where you could bet before and during the game. A buddy and I put down money on I believe a 3-1 Arsenal win. It amazed me how easy it was to just throw down a few bucks if you wanted. Heaven forbid we allow that in America!

40 Yard Dash Odds and Ends

Fastest 40 Yard Dash Time

Over/Under                    4.30 Seconds

Who will have the fastest 40 Yard Dash Time

Cam Newton (QB Auburn)                                   -130
Tyrod Taylor (QB Virginia Tech)                           Even

Who will have the fastest 40 Yard Dash Time

Cam Newton (QB Auburn)                                   Even
Josh Portis (QB CUP)                                        -130

Who will have the fastest 40 Yard Dash Time

Cam Newton (QB Auburn)                                   -135
Jake Locker (QB Washington)                             Even

Who will have the fastest 40 Yard Dash Time

Christian Ponder (QB FSU)                                 -120
Jake Locker (QB Washington)                             -120

Who will have the fastest 40 Yard Dash Time

Mark Ingram (RB Alabama)                                 -120
Ryan Williams (RB Virginia Tech)                        -120

Who will have the fastest 40 Yard Dash Time

A.J. Green (WR Georgia)                                    -120
Julio Jones (WR Alabama)                                  -120

Who will have the fastest 40 Yard Dash Time

A.J. Green (WR Georgia)                                    Even
Jon Baldwin (WR Pittsburgh)                               -130

Who will have the fastest 40 Yard Dash Time

Julio Jones (WR Alabama)                                  Even
Jon Baldwin (WR Pittsburgh)                               -130

Who will have the fastest 40 Yard Dash Time

Patrick Peterson (CB LSU)                                 -120
Prince Amukamara (CB Nebraska)                      -120 

Who will have the fastest 40 Yard Dash Time

Da'Quan Bowers (DE Clemson)                           -120
Von Miller (DE Texas A&M)                                -120

Bench Press Repetitions Odds and Ends

Most Bench Press Repetitions

Over/Under                    41.5

Who will the most bench press repetitions?

Anthony Castonzo (OT Boston College)               -120
Gabe Carimi (OT Wisconsin)                               -120 

Who will the most bench press repetitions?

Nate Solder (OT Colorado)                                  -130
Gabe Carimi (OT Wisconsin)                               Even

Who will the most bench press repetitions?

Tyron Smith (OT USC)                                        -120
Gabe Carimi (OT Wisconsin)                               -120

Who will the most bench press repetitions?

Da'Quan Bowers (DE Clemson)                           Even
Nick Fairley (DT Auburn)                         -130

Who will the most bench press repetitions?

Marcell Dareus (DT Alabama)                              Even
Nick Fairley (DT Auburn)                         -130

Who will the most bench press repetitions?

Da'Quan Bowers (DE Clemson)                           -130
J.J. Watt (DE Wisconsin)                                   Even

Who will the most bench press repetitions?

Da'Quan Bowers (DE Clemson)                           -120
Marcell Dareus (DT Alabama)                              -120

Who will the most bench press repetitions?

Von Miller (DE Texas A&M)                                -130
Akeem Ayers (OLB UCLA)                                 Even

Vertical Leap Odds and Ends

Highest Vertical Leap

Over/Under                    41.5 inches 

Who will have the highest vertical leap?

A.J. Green (WR Georgia)                                    -130
Julio Jones (WR Alabama)                                  Even

Who will have the highest vertical leap?

A.J. Green (WR Georgia)                                    -120
Jon Baldwin (WR Pittsburgh)                               -120

Who will have the highest vertical leap?

A.J. Green (WR Georgia)                                    -130
Patrick Peterson (CB LSU)                                 Even

Who will have the highest vertical leap?

Julio Jones (WR Alabama)                                  Even
Jon Baldwin (WR Pittsburgh)                               -130

Who will have the highest vertical leap?

Julio Jones (WR Alabama)                                  -120
Patrick Peterson (CB LSU)                                 -120

Who will have the highest vertical leap?

Julio Jones (WR Alabama)                                  -120
Prince Amukamara (CB Nebraska)                      -120

Who will have the highest vertical leap?

A.J. Green (WR Georgia)                                    -130
Prince Amukamara (CB Nebraska)                      Even