With the 2018 NFL Draft less than three weeks away the New England Patriots continue to lead the way on the Super Bowl 53 odds as +500 favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

New England has maintained its perch atop the NFL futures despite parting ways with wide receivers Danny Amendola and Brandin Cooks, and has been at the center of media speculation that they may trade up in order to acquire a young quarterback at the 2018 NFL Draft, which gets underway on April 26 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Quarterbacks dominate on the 2018 NFL Draft odds at the sportsbooks, with USC pivot Sam Darnold leading the way as a -300 favorite to be taken first overall, ahead of Wyoming passer Josh Allen at +175. However, the Patriots’ highest pick remains the No. 23 selection they acquired from the Rams in the deal that sent Cooks to Los Angeles earlier this week.

The Rams have been busy this winter after exceeding expectations by winning last season’s NFC West title with an 11-5 record. In addition to trading for Cooks, the Rams have also bolstered their defense with the acquisition of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, and cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, and have enjoyed the steepest rise on the Super Bowl odds, climbing from +1800 in early February to their current position at +1200.

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The Minnesota Vikings have also been rewarded for a busy offseason during which they addressed major roster question marks with the signing of quarterback Kirk Cousins and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. The Vikings lagged at +1400 on the Super Bowl opening odds, but now sit at an attractive +900, closely trailing the Philadelphia Eagles at +850.

The defending champions have seen their NFL futures slip since opening as a +650 bet following their stunning 41-33 victory over the Patriots as 4.5-point underdogs in Super Bowl 52.

The San Francisco 49ers continue to ride the buzz created by their season-ending five-game win streak and signings of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and cornerback Richard Sherman, lifting them alongside the Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers at +1200, well ahead of their opening odds of +1800, while the Green Bay Packers have tumbled from +1000 to +1400.

An overhaul that has included the acquisition of quarterback Tyrod Taylor and the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft has also given the winless Cleveland Browns a boost, lifting their odds to win Super Bowl 53 from +10000 to +6600, while the New York Jets have trended in the other direction, tumbling to +10000 longshots.