CeeDee Lamb names five current and former WRs he’s modeled his game after

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No matter how good of an athlete you are, every player will always look up to or model their game after other current or former players in their position. The best of the best looked up to somebody else before they got to where they are. Dallas Cowboys’ new WR1 CeeDee Lamb has the same mentality.

In an interview on the “Open Mike” podcast with Mike Silver, Lamb was asked what past or present players he looks up to. It didn’t take him long to come up with a list of stellar receivers from the game.

The first he emphatically mentioned was Davante Adams. Adams just earned himself a five-year, $141.25 million contract with the Las Vegas Raiders after eight seasons with Green Bay. He’s also a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro.

For his past player choices, Lamb listed Reggie Wayne and Pierre Garcon. He also understandably brought up two reigning Super Bowl champs: Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr. With these five players, Lamb studies how they maneuver, how they block, and how they move the ball. He tries to take the key elements of what makes them great and add those to his own skill set.

Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb talks about meeting Odell Beckham Jr. and how he looks up to the Super Bowl champ

Apparently, Lamb got a chance to meet OBJ during the preseason last year as the Cowboys were hanging out in Canton. This was a big deal for the young receiver. Lamb considers OBJ to be an icon in this league. He admires the way he carries himself and sees how much of an impact the receiver has made in the sport.

When they met, the Cowboys WR tried to soak up all of the knowledge he could. He asked OBJ several questions about his game but specifically wanted to know about how he handles the pressure of being a top player in the NFL. The quote that the Super Bowl champ gave him was one that many players should live by:

"“It’s no pressure if you’re doing something that you really love.”"

Lamb said that quote has stuck with him ever since.

With 2022 on the horizon and an opportunity to prove himself worthy of being a WR1, pressure is certainly something that Lamb is likely feeling. However, he has admitted that he’s ready to be “that guy” for Dallas. On the surface, the 23-year-old seems calm, poised, and eager to lead this receiver corps in just his third year in the NFL.

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