The Dallas Cowboys entered the first round looking to take the best available player at pick 17.
A defensive player was a popular target for many Cowboys fans, specifically an edge rusher, safety or cornerback, three wholes in the Dallas defense created with players leaving via free agency.
Instead, Jerry Jones went with wide receiver CeeDee Lamb from the University of Oklahoma, the No.1 WR on many writer’s boards, and reportedly the 6th ranked player overall on Jones’ big board.
At 6’2”, 185 pounds, Lamb is a big-bodied slot receiver who will fit in well in three wide receiver sets with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup.
Lamb caught 62 passes for 1327 yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games last season for the Sooners. It was the second consecutive year of at least 1100 receiving yards and ten touchdowns for Lamb.
With Lamb, the Cowboys now boast arguably the best wide receiving trio in the NFC and one of the best in the NFL.