CeeDee Lamb – WR, Oklahoma
6 ft 2.5 in, 195 lb
College Overview (Per ESPN)
Career Stats (40 Games): 173 receptions, 3292 yards, 32 TD’s
2019 Stats (13 Games): 62 receptions, 1327 yards, 14 TD’s
CeeDee Lamb is arguably the best wide receiver in this year’s stacked 2020 class. In his three years at Oklahoma, Lamb caught 173 passes for 3,292 yards and had 32 touchdowns. Lamb shows big play potential, averaging 19 yards per reception, and he even averaged 21.4 yards in his final year. With that being said, the main thing the Eagles lacked this year was big plays from their wide receivers. After the Eagles lost their main playmaker in Desean Jackson, the offense lost speed and big play ability from the wide receiver position. CeeDee Lamb would be the perfect fit for this offense and would give franchise quarterback Carson Wentz his first ever #1 wide receiver.
Where he falls
However, with the Eagles selecting 21st, there is a more-than-likely chance Lamb doesn’t fall that far. Mock drafts have him being selected in the top 15. If Lamb was in a reasonable distance from their pick, I would instantly trade up for him. This offseason is crucial for the Eagles, and they need to do whatever it takes to get young weapons for Carson Wentz. The Eagles’ wide receivers graded out horribly in TPL’s end-of-season grades. Lamb would instantly help that unit.
This is the year the Eagles need to take a risk on selecting a wide receiver in the first round. The last wide receiver the Eagles took in the first round was Nelson Agholor. This was, however, when Chip Kelly was in charge and Eagles current GM Howie Roseman was watching from afar. Wentz threw for over 4,000 yards without one of his receivers having 500 or more yards receiving. Wentz needs a game-changer, and Lamb perfectly fits the need. The Eagles have 10 picks to work with, allowing the Eagles to be flexible and trade up. This is a no-brainer pick for me.
Lamb does very well adjusting in the game and off the field. He had to play with three different quarterbacks in his three seasons of college. These quarterbacks were Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, and Jalen Hurts. On the field, Lamb can beat the defense in numerous ways, whether that be in the air or at the start of the snap. Lamb’s frame gives him an immediate advantage in the air and with the ball in his hands. When the ball is in Lamb’s hands, he is very explosive and shows great balance when avoiding and breaking tackles.
The main area in which CeeDee Lamb needs to improve is his speed. Lamb’s speed is good enough to be a great wide receiver in the NFL; he just doesn’t have the elite speed that players such as Tyreek Hill have. The average of 21.8 yards per catch in his final season at Oklahoma shows his ability to get down the field. At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Lamb has the perfect build NFL Teams look for. Lamb is about as complete of a wide receiver as one can be entering the draft, and he should be a player the Eagles look at.
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