From College to the NFL
You can’t dispute the difference between college football and the NFL. It is a difficult transition for many players, and some never end up being able to do it.
CeeDee Lamb had a great career in college with the Oklahoma Sooners. His rookie season was great, but his last two seasons were simply incredible.
The 2018 and 2019 seasons saw Lamb eclipse 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns in both seasons. Not bad to backup an 800 yard, seven touchdown rookie season.
His play was so good that many people listed Lamb as the top wideout in the draft, although he ended up being the third one taken. I believe it wasn’t that those two wideouts were better than Lamb, they were just faster.
The first wideout, Henry Ruggs, ran a 4.27 at the combine. Right after was Alabama teammate, Jerry Jeudy who ran a 4.45 at the combine. Not far behind was Lamb who ran a 4.50 at the combine.
After the scouting combine, Lamb was given a 6.81 rating, which lists him as a year one starter with Pro Bowl potential. This ranked him seventh in the draft overall, and the top-ranked wide receiver.
Owner Jerry Jones had Lamb ranked at number six on their draft board. That is a lot higher than when they grabbed him at No. 17.
Amazingly, Lamb has been developing into a better football player season after season. This will likely continue as he enters the NFL.
CeeDee Lamb couldn’t be in a better spot to reach the 1,000-yard mark in his rookie season. Everything that can help him out is there in Dallas.
The only downside of being on the Dallas Cowboys is that there are a lot of players to share the ball with. They have two top wide receivers, arguably the best running back in the NFL and an emerging tight end.
In that sense, CeeDee will have to make the most of the opportunities he gets. I am not worried at all about that. Lamb is a great prospect, and he will have a good chance to have 1,000 receiving yards in 2020.