Ranking the Cowboys’ last 10 first-round draft picks

The Dallas Cowboys have had some strong picks in Round 1
Dallas Cowboys, CeeDee Lamb
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2. CeeDee Lamb, WR (2020)

2020 was a weird year for the NFL. Due to the pandemic, teams had to do a lot of work virtually, including the NFL Draft. This led to some awkward moments as teams were making selections from home. At Mike Vrabel's house, someone was thought to be on the toilet when the camera cut to them. In New England, Bill Belichick left things to his dog. And then there was Jerry Jones — on a yacht in the middle of the ocean.

When the selections were finished, Dallas fans everywhere agreed that Jerry should be put on a boat for every draft.

The Cowboys landed four starters in what many considered one of their best drafts under the Jones family. In Round 1, they took CeeDee Lamb at No. 17. They also added Trevon Diggs at No. 51 and Tyler Biadasz at No. 146. Diggs became a star and was signed to a long-term extension in 2023. Biadasz developed into a solid starting center but left this offseason after signing a multi-year deal in Washington.

As good as those two have been, Lamb is still the top player from this class. The Oklahoma product had 935 yards as a rookie which is the lowest production in his first four seasons in the league. In 2023, he proved to be one of the best in the game when he had a league-leading 135 receptions for 1,749 yards and 12 touchdowns.

A three-time Pro Bowler, Lamb is already one of the best receivers in Dallas history and the scary part is that he's still growing as a player.