Cowboys Select CeeDee Lamb with No. 17 Pick in NFL Draft

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The Cowboys selected WR CeeDee Lamb with the No. 17 pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. Lamb was born in Opelousas, Louisiana, but moved to Texas due to Hurricane Katrina. As a senior wide receiver at John and Randolph Foster High School in Richmond, TX, Lamb hauled in 98 passes for 2,032 yards and 33 TD in 2016. He was rated as a four-star recruit and committed to Oklahoma in 2016.

Drawing comparisons to DeAndre Hopkins, Lamb was in contention with Alabama’ Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III to be the first wide receiver selected during the 2020 draft. He was highly productive with Baker Mayfield as his quarterback during his freshman year, Kyler Murray in his sophomore season and Jalen Hurts during his junior year.

Dominant in the slot, Lamb is a sure-handed receiver who is very elusive once he gets into open space. Lamb recorded 3,292 yards, averaged 19 yards per catch and caught 32 TD passes in 40 games for the Sooners

Here’s why SI’s Kevin Hanson ranked Lamb as the No. 9 overall player on his big board:

Experienced lining up both inside and outside, Lamb has exceptional ball skills with a special ability to contort his body and adjust to the ball in the air. While he doesn't have elite speed (he's fast enough, though), Lamb is dangerous after the catch with his vision in the open field and ability to make would-be tacklers miss.

2019 stats (Junior; Oklahoma): 1,327 receiving yards, 14 touchdowns (13 games)

2018 stats (Sophomore; Oklahoma): 1,158 receiving yards, 11 touchdowns (14 games)

2017 stats (Freshman; Oklahoma): 807 receiving yards, 7 touchdowns (13 games)

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