After Bill O’Brien was shown walking off during Friday’s broadcast after making the 90th pick in the 2020 NFL draft, the Houston Texans’ coach and general manager downplayed the incident.
“We were messing on the Zoom, myself and [executive vice president of football operations Jack] Easterby and all the guys,” O’Brien said. “No, nothing agitating. I didn’t … I thought … The camera’s on the whole time. I don’t know.
The Houston Chronicle reported that the Texans had a deal with Detroit for that pick, but “the Lions backed out at last instant and Bill O’Brien was furious.”
Houston used the No. 90 pick to take outside linebacker Jonathan Greenard of Florida for its second and final selection of the night.
Lions general manager Bob Quinn said after Friday’s second and third rounds he wasn’t sure what O’Brien was agitated over.
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