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1st-Round Pick CeeDee Lamb Can Elevate Offense


A full breakdown of the Cowboys' first-round draft pick (No. 17 overall) Thursday night:

  • Name: CeeDee Lamb
  • Position: Wide receiver
  • College: Oklahoma
  • Height/Weight: 6-1/195

The Rundown: This might have been a classic case of best player available. Most draft observers predicted Lamb would be long gone by No. 17, and the Cowboys' top needs are arguably pass rush and secondary depth. But Lamb's talent was too much to pass up. Perhaps the best receiver prospect in the draft, Lamb piled up back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and 32 total receiving touchdowns in three years in Oklahoma's high-octane offense. A consensus All-American last year, Lamb's high-end production helped the Sooners reach the College Football Playoff.

How He Fits In: How about another home run threat for an offense that already includes Zeke Elliott, Amari Cooper and rising receiver Michael Gallup? Quarterback Dak Prescott has no shortage of options. Receiver was a sneaky need, however, with Randall Cobb signing with the Houston Texans last month. Lamb can help fill Cobb's slot role, but he's versatile enough to line up outside too. Cobb's yards-after-catch ability was an asset in the Cowboys' top-ranked offense last year, and Lamb can add that dimension too – he set an OU record with 24 career catches of at least 40 yards and 19.0 yards per catch. A big-time boost to new head coach Mike McCarthy's offense.

Next Cowboys Pick: 2nd Round (51st overall)

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