In this week’s episode of Handle Your Business, I discuss the most annoying things that happened in this year’s draft. For me, it’s seeing talented players fall far too far to teams that already loaded. In 2020 that was CeeDee Lamb’s frustrating fall to the Dallas Cowboys and Lucas Niang’s infuriating drop to the Kansas City Chiefs.
News around the league
There’s also a lot of non-draft news this week beginning with the breaking news about the New Orleans Saints and their situation behind long-term incumbent quarterback Drew Brees.
Not only did the Saints sign former number one pick Jameis Winston they gave Taysom Hill a contract extension. What could that mean for both players?
Laremy Tunsil signed a record-breaking deal with the Houston Texans. Tunsil is now the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history, and its thoroughly deserved given what Houston gave up to get him.
Things are not nearly as good for Chicago Bears signal-caller Mitchell Trubisky. The Bears have until May 4 to pick up his fifth-year option, but reports are they won’t, and that is shattering news for the former number 2 pick in the draft.
2020 NFL Draft
In draft-related news, the saga of Trent Williams is finally over with his trade from the Washington Redskins to the 49ers for the 156th pick (Keith Ismael) in this year’s draft and a 2021 third-round pick.
San Francisco made another deal with Miami that looks like a win-win. The Dolphins bolstered their running corps with Matt Breida while the 49ers got a draft pick to take Colton McKivitz out of West Virginia.
I viewed CeeDee Lamb as the best wide receiver in this year’s draft. So as the New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, and the 49ers passed on Lamb, he was sliding towards the Cowboys and the horrifying realization that Dallas could take the Oklahoma wide receiver.
For a Redskins fan, this is a nightmare, but then it repeated itself in day 2 when the Redskins passed on Niang early in round 3, and he fell a further 30 places to the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Niang’s injury certainly played a role, but the Texas Christian offensive tackle is a prodigious talent that the Chiefs must have been thrilled to scoop up.