Cowboys must target CeeDee Lamb's cousin in NFL Draft after 'dream' comments

Nov 30, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) celebrates during
Nov 30, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (88) celebrates during / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys offense could look a lot different in 2024. The running back position is an obvious candidate to undergo turnover, but CeeDee Lamb is currently the only Cowboys wide receiver we'd call a "lock" to return.

It's unlikely that Brandin Cooks gets traded, but depending how the dominos fall this offseason it's not fully out of the realm of possibility. Beyond that, Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News all but confirmed on Friday Michael Gallup will become a cap casualty.

Regardless if Cooks comes back, WR is still a need in the upcoming NFL Draft. Cooks is only under contract for one more year and the jury is still out on Jalen Tolbert in terms of whether he can be consistent in a sizable role.

Sure enough, the Cowboys met with myriad WRs at this week's Combine. That list includes Florida State's Keon Coleman, who had a formal meeting with the team. While taking questions from reporters, Coleman dropped a bombshell on Cowboys Nation when he revealed he's cousins with CeeDee Lamb.

Cowboys must target CeeDee Lamb's cousin Keon Coleman in 2024 NFL Draft

"Playing with CeeDee Lamb. That would be a dream come true. That's actually my cousin. That would be great. I worked out with him. He has a very elusive game. I feel like he can do some of the things I can do . . . He has a little extra sauce to his game. I would love to play with him some day."

Is it too early for the Cowboys to submit the No. 24 overall pick to the NFL? All kidding aside, Dallas has to target the former Seminole in light of this revelation. The fact they had a formal meeting with him speaks to their potential interest.

Coleman is a polarizing prospect due to his separation rate (or lack thereof) and middling production relative to the other top receivers in the 2024 class, but picking nits is part of the pre-draft process. It was around this time last year that C.J. Stroud's stock took a hit because he graded poorly on a cognitive test. That proved to be an atrocity as Stroud was a top-10 quarterback as a rookie.

At the end of the day, no prospect is perfect. Coelman has everything in his toolbox to be a smashing success in the NFL. At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, Coleman has a rare blend of size, strength, speed and ball skills. He's a contested-catch monster and had a sublime 3.8% drop rate in college.

In a loaded WR draft headlined by Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers and Rome Odunze, Coleman has become underrated with the draft less than two months away. Already a blue-chip prospect, playing next to Lamb the player -- and Lamb the family member -- would make Coleman's transition to the NFL a seamless one.

How could the Cowboys turn that down?

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