It’s official. The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will vie in Super Bowl 54. A dozen weeks later the National Football League will convene its 2020 draft. During the draft the league will decide who among the newly eligible players will sign with whom.
Curiously in America’s winner-take-all economy, neither Kansas City nor San Francisco will get first pick in the draft. In professional football, no pole positions are won through previous performance: You’re thinking NASCAR. Instead, the order in which NFL teams select new players reverses the order in which they finished the season. Picks begin with the worst team of the year and descend to the Super Bowl champion. Put Biblically, the “… first will be last,