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WR was not at the top of Dallas’ list of needs heading into the 2020 NFL Draft. The Cowboys probably didn’t expect to go WR in Round 1. But when Lamb — who the team reportedly had 6th overall on their big board — was still sitting there at #17, the Cowboys just couldn’t pass.
“We thought he was a top-10 pick,” VP Stephen Jones said shortly after making the selection. “We never really thought we had a chance to get him. Every mock draft we did, we had him long gone.”
“You can’t have enough playmakers,” HC Mike McCarthy said. “He’s a dynamic football player. He carries that alpha status ... We're very blessed, very happy to have him.”
So yeah, the Cowboys are high on this kid. As they should be.
Lamb is coming off a super productive 3-year career at Oklahoma. As a true freshman, he ranked 3rd on the team in catches (46) and yards (807) behind only NFLers Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews. Lamb’s 7 scores tied for 2nd with Brown. He broke out for a big 65-1,158-11 line as a sophomore, besting Brown for the team lead in receiving yards. Then Lamb set new career highs with 1,327 yards and 14 scores this past year. His 15.1 yards per target and 3.99 yards per route run in 2019 were easily tops among 30 of this year’s best WR prospects.
Lamb goes 6’2, 198 pounds but plays bigger. He’s a beast after the catch, ranking top 5 among all draft-eligible players in both missed tackles forced and yards-after-catch average. He’s also a weapon downfield with his long-striding speed and plus ball skills. We see a lot of Demaryius Thomas in Lamb’s game — although DeAndre Hopkins seems to be his most popular comp.
Lamb is joining a strong WR group in Dallas, led by Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, who are both coming off 1,100-yard seasons. But there might be enough to go around for all 3 of these guys.
For starters, this looks like 1 of the best passing attacks in the league. Last year’s Cowboys…
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