Previously in profiling how 2020 NFL Draft wide receiver prospects fit with the Philadelphia Eagles — Jerry Jeudy | Henry Ruggs III. Today we’re looking at CeeDee Lamb.
In a talented and crowded wide receiver class, everyone seems to agree that CeeDee Lamb kicks ass. Lamb played with three different quarterbacks in three different seasons and put up big numbers with each one. The 6’2”, 198 pounder capped off his career with an All American season in 2019 where he averaged over 21 yards per catch and scored 14 times. Of his 1,327 receiving yards in 2019, almost 700 of them came after the catch…
Lamb is a special player at any level of the field. He was dominant on the outside as a deep threat, made plays over the middle and was extremely slippery with the ball in his hands. Lamb’s weaknesses are more about unknowns than specific deficiencies. Can he thrive outside of Oklahoma’s spread offense? What happens when he is challenged by defensive backs? Lamb has dominated in small sample sizes, but it’s hard to speak definitively when Lamb only caught ten passes against man coverage (he did score four times on those catches though).
Similar to Jerry Jeudy, Lamb’s fit in Philadelphia is very easy to project. Lamb’s multilevel effectiveness means the Eagles could deploy him in a variety of ways early in his career to get the ball in his hands. Due to his dynamic ability to create screens and short passes; Lamb would get the ball early and often, making big on any opportunity in the offense.
Projecting Lamb making it to Philly in the draft isn’t a huge reach. Lamb is projected to go as early as the top ten with some mocks having him fall to the late teens. If that is possible, the Eagles would be foolish not to move up and grab this instant impact playmaker.
Should the Eagles trade up for CeeDee Lamb?
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Cited numbers from CFB Film Room