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2020 NFL Draft Profile: CeeDee Lamb

CeeDee Lamb

#2 Overall Wide Receiver by Football Addicts

Born: April 8th, 1999 (20 Years Old)

Height: 6’2.5

Weight: 195 Lbs

Position: Wide Receiver

University: Oklahoma 

About CeeDee

Attending Foster High School in Richmond, Texas, CeeDee Lamb garnered a 4 star rating from ESPN, 247Sports, and Rivals. His senior year at Foster he had 99 receptions for 2,046 yards and 33 receiving touchdowns. He held offers from Baylor, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, but re-committed to Oklahoma before the start of his senior year.

CeeDee started as a true freshman in 13 of the 14 games the Sooners played in 2017. He had 46 receptions for 807 yards and seven touchdowns for the Sooners, helping Baker Mayfield during his Heisman campaign. In his sophomore year, he had 65 catches for 1,158 yards (17.8 YAR) with 11 touchdowns, and helped the Sooners have the first ever back-to-back Heisman winning quarterbacks. 

Along went Murray and in came Jalen Hurts, and Oklahoma has gone 11-1 and earned yet another CFB Playoff birth. Now that Marquise Brown is with the Baltimore Ravens, Lamb was the leading man for the Sooners receiving corps. CeeDee Lamb recorded 62 catches for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns this year, averaging over 21 yards a a catch. He is a consensus All-American, has been named 1st-Team All-Big 12, and was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award for the nations top wide receiver.

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths

Oklahoma has a high powered offense, but you can’t take away from CeeDee Lamb’s explosive play making ability, averaging 18.7 yards a catch on his career. His strong hands, and great field awareness allow him to make some of the most acrobatic catches you’ll see. Lamb is a great jump ball receiver, and fully extends his near 6’3 frame to create a very large catch radius.

Lamb plays like a running back after the catch, and is big enough to be physical as a ball carrier. CeeDee Lamb will bring the contact to the defender, and if you’re not ready for a big hit, he will run you over.

Weaknesses

I wouldn’t say Lamb is undersized, but he could definitely use to put on at least another 10 pounds. However that’s nothing an NFL Strength and Conditioning program couldn’t fix though. Lamb wont be running away from many defensive backs, as he doesn’t possess top notch speed you would like in the NFL. This could limit Lamb’s ability to create separation with his defender, relying a lot on his long frame to reel in catches.

NFL Draft Projection/NFL Player Comp

NFL Draft Projection

At the being of the year I thought Lamb would be a mid to late 1st round pick, probably in the 21st-27th area. Now he is pushing for the best receiver in the class, above Jerry Jeudy, and possibly a Top 10 pick come April. 

The Raiders are now in Las Vegas and nothing screams Las Vegas like CeeDee Lamb’s explosiveness. I currently have him going to the Las Vegas Raiders with the 12th pick, and giving Carr (or whoever they might go with) a true number one receiver.

NFL Player Comp

Anytime Lamb has the ball in his hands he is looking for the end zone or bust. He has the ball carrier vision to turn a small drag route into a big gain. I like Lamb’s potential, and I think people will always tend to overlook his athletic ability considering I believe he will have moderate NFL Combine numbers. 

His combination of size and athleticism reminds me of Dez Bryant. Many forget Bryant’s explosiveness in his prime with the Cowboys, and even returned punts for three seasons in Dallas. Both of them are amazing at battling for contested catches, and can make all sorts of plays with their strong hands and long frame.

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