Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Winners and Losers from the 2020 NFL Draft

UNSPECIFIED LOCATION - APRIL 23: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks from his home in Bronxville, New York during the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft on April 23, 2020. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION - APRIL 23: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks from his home in Bronxville, New York during the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft on April 23, 2020. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
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(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Winner: Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys entered draft weekend with some very obvious needs on the defensive side of the football, so of course, they took wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in the first round of the draft.

While almost all of their draft was spent on filling defensive needs, and much to my dismay they did have a great draft, they took a top tier receiver in Lamb. Prescott is looking to become the highest-paid player in league history, although for now he might have to settle for playing the 2020 season on the franchise tag.

He is listed as a winner here because he now gets to play for that contract and gets to throw to the receiving trio of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Lamb. That’s right up there with the best trios in the league, if not one of the most talented.

I personally don’t believe the Cowboys will get elite Ezekiel Elliot back again, so if they are to contend this year it will be because Prescott and the three receivers are putting up big-time numbers. Prescott threw for 30 touchdowns and nearly 5,000 yards last season. Replacing Randall Cobb with Lamb should be a big help for his quest to earn that big-time contract.

Winner: San Francisco 49ers

Generally speaking, teams that lose the Super Bowl tend to regress the next season. I would be quite surprised if that happens to the San Francisco 49ers this season. They have a very smart general manager, one of the best offensive coaches in the sport, a very talented and deep roster and they added to that over the weekend.

They had clear needs at wide receiver and defensive tackle after letting Emmanuel Sanders walk and trading DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts.

They addressed both of those positions by drafting Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk, two of the most talented players in this draft class. They also added Jauan Jennings in the seventh round for good measure.

The best pick they made however, was trading two draft picks for star left tackle Trent Williams after Joe Staley retired. Kinlaw and Aiyuk will be immediate impact players and their offensive line shouldn’t miss a beat with Williams replacing Staley.

It seems that the 49ers aren’t going anywhere.

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