When ESPN's telecast of the NFL Draft showed Jerry Jones smiling uncontrollably in his yacht before the Dallas Cowboys' pick was unveiled on Thursday night, you just knew that there was no way the team selected a defensive player. It was eventually confirmed that Dallas picked the best player available in Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, who projects to flourish in the Cowboys' high-powered offense. The former Sooner boasts a ton of alluring qualities that convinced Jones and Co. to pick him at No. 17 overall. There's no denying his most head-turning skill is his game-breaking proficiency after the catch. Checkout this mind-blowing highlight in which Lamb makes fools of Kansas State's defense on a designed screen.
How did he do that? Just when the Wildcats thought they had Lamb sandwiched among a batch of defenders, he broke a few tackles and switched on the after-burners. Yup, 70 yards later he was celebrating in the end zone.
According to Pro Football Focus, Lamb broke 26 tackles for the Sooners last season. That's ridiculous for a WR and it really comes as no surprise that tally ranked second in the nation. Assuming that translates to the NFL, fans in Dallas are in for a real treat.
Cowboys supporters have every right to start a countdown to the 2020 season. The Lamb hype is through the roof right now.