CeeDee Lamb was born in Louisiana and lived in New Orleans until his family had to evacuate their home and relocate to Texas due to Hurricane Katrina. In Texas, against some of the best athletes the state has to offer, Lamb shined as a high schooler and had a ridiculous 98 catches, 2,032 yards, and 33 touchdowns as a senior. He got recruited to play at 20 different NCAA Division 1 schools, including Alabama (imagine if he had played with Jerry Jeudy AND Henry Ruggs!!!!), but ultimately landed on the University of Oklahoma.
At OU, Lamb continued to shine, setting their true freshman record with 807 yards. Across his three seasons, Lamb totaled 173 catches, 3,292 yards, and 32 touchdowns. This guys absolutely dominated the Big 12 and even dominated Alabama in a loss to the Crimson Tide during the 2018 College Football Playoff. CeeDee Lamb got better and better each year he played and has high potential to just carry that into his career at the next level.
One of the most heated debates currently is which receiver (between Lamb, Jeudy, and Ruggs) is the best in this year’s NFL draft. Lamb made his case for the top spot with fantastic combine numbers (see below) and all-around talent on the field. The 20-year-old has big-play capabilities no matter where he catches the ball. Whether he’s burning corners on a deep route or catching it in the flat and running, Lamb has the capability to score a touchdown every time he steps onto the field. He could even be a great punt returner for a lot of teams.
Lamb is projected to be a top-15 in this wide receiver heavy draft that could see as many as five or six drafted in the first round. There are going to be a few GMs that have to make tough choices with which receiver they end up choosing, but passing on Lamb could end up being a fireable offense.
Arms: 32 1/4″
Hands: 9 1/4″
40-Yard Time: 4.5 seconds
Potential Landing Spots: Jets, Raiders, Broncos