2020-05-20

CeeDee Lamb predicted as breakout player

CeeDee Lamb as a breakout?

Nate Burleson believes the former Oklahoma All-American will be a breakout wide receiver this upcoming season.

Lamb, drafted 17th overall by Dallas Cowboys in April's NFL Draft, is among “Top 5 breakout WR’s in 2020,” according to Burleson.

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Burleson, an NFL Network commentator and panelist on NFL Today on CBS, ranked Lamb third behind Seahawks wideout D.K. Metcalf and Deebo Samuel of Clemson.

Burleson on NFL Network says Lamb, via 247Sports.com.

“Think about the guys that are now gone. Jason Witten, gone. Randall Cobb, gone. This is a guy that averages close to 22 yards a reception in college. That means he’s a big-play wide receiver, big frame, little different skillset than Amari Cooper. So you know that they’re going to be a good balance together. Then you have a great running game. When you have a great running game, it makes the receiver's job that much easier.”

Last season at Oklahoma, Lamb had 62 grabs for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Lamb, Cowboys, open the regular season against Los Angeles Rams, Sept. 13.

Correction: This article incorrectly stated Lamb was drafted 16th in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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