2020-05-22

WR CeeDee Lamb among those in best position to succeed

Former Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb is among those in the best positions to succeed in the 2020 rookie class.

Lamb drafted 17th overall by Dallas Cowboys in April's National Football League draft, the third receiver taken behind Alabama wide receivers Henry Ruggs III (Las Vegas Raiders, 12th), Jerry Jeudy (Denver Broncos (15th).

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However, NFL.com's Dan Parr predicts Lamb as the most likely among them to succeed, at ninth, this season among a talented pool of receivers, including Ruggs (10th), Juedy (11th) and Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson (12th).

Parr writes regarding Lamb on NFL.com:

Dallas had the No. 1 pass offense in the league last season, and while there are mouths to feed in Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, there still should be plenty of opportunities for the rookie to catch passes from two-time Pro Bowl QB Dak Prescott. Randall Cobb and Jason Witten departed this offseason, and they accounted for 166 targets last season, per Pro Football Reference. That's nearly 30 percent of the team's targets that need to be filled by someone. Enter Lamb, who averaged an eye-popping 21.4 yards per catch (most of any FBS receiver with more than 30 receptions) for the Sooners last season.

Last season, Lamb earned All-American honors as a junior before forgoing his senior season  – recording 62 receptions for 1,327 yards, 14 touchdowns.

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Defensive end Chase Young selected second overall by Washing Redskins is the rookie in the best position to succeed, writes Parr.


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