CeeDee Lamb says he was surprised Dallas Cowboys selected him

CeeDee Lamb Dallas Cowboys 2020 NFL draft

The Dallas Cowboys juiced up their offense with the selection of Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Lamb, who many draft analysts had ranked as the top receiver in the class, joins an already impressive offense in Dallas that features Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper.

Lamb will slide in as a starter opposite Cooper. He’ll bring a DeAndre Hopkins-like skill-set to an offense that has a chance to become one of the most prolific in the NFC.

“(I’m) very surprised,” Lamb said of becoming a Cowboy. “Honestly, I couldn’t see this coming but I’m glad it did. I didn’t really have much conversations with them. I met with them in February at the draft (combine). Other than that, there wasn’t really much going on between us.

I can’t really put it into words but I’m definitely grateful for this opportunity. I can’t thank Jerry Jones enough for bringing me into Dallas and I can’t wait to get to work.”

Lamb, who confirmed he’ll wear No. 10 for the Cowboys, has a chance to develop into the best all-around wide receiver on the team. He has incredible contested-catch ability, top-shelf body control and enough field speed to flip a short pass into a long touchdown.

He’ll be a popular pick in fantasy football drafts this summer, too.

Bryan Perez

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