A big hit?
Cowboys make another shrewd move in drafting Lamb
The Dallas Cowboys have had a pretty good off-season. From a high-profile coaching change to get Mike McCarthy, to locking up Amari Cooper, it has been a solid few months since the season ended in disappointment.
They also made a pair of solid moves in picking up defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe on the relative cheap.
Heading into the draft, the main needs appeared to be pass rusher and cornerback to replace the departed Robert Quinn and Byron Jones, respectively. But when CeeDee Lamb of Oklahoma slid to their pick, the Cowboys did not hesitate to draft him.
Many scouts had Lamb as the best receiver in a talented position group. He adds another key weapon for Dak Prescott to go with wideouts Cooper and Michael Gallup, and is more than a replacement for the departed Randall Cobb.
Lamb was a home run pick for the Cowboys, who will look to fill the voids on the roster Friday and Saturday in the draft.
Here is what Lance Zierlein wrote about him on NFL.com:
"Explosive, three-level playmaker and vital cog in one of the most potent offensive machines in college football over the last three seasons. Lamb uses speed and separation quickness to dominate competition in a scheme that frequently created open throws in space. His routes will need to become more efficient and crisp to beat man-to-man coverage against NFL size and speed, but his ball skills and explosiveness with the ball in his hand should allow teams to scheme him into explosive opportunities right away. Lamb has the potential to play any of the three receiver positions as a pro and should benefit greatly from the NFL's continued movement toward college-style passing attacks."