CeeDee Lamb may very well be the steal of the first round after he fell right into the Dallas Cowboys lap at pick #17 in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Cowboys saw Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb drop to them and didn’t hesitate to select him. Lamb originally wanted to wear the No. 10 for his upcoming season, but owner Jerry Jones insisted he wear No. 88 for a more personal reason.
His former Arkansas teammate Jerry Lamb, who died in December, also wore the number.
“We couldn’t have won a national championship without him,” Jones said of Jerry Lamb. “He was a wonderful player. This is a little drama from my perspective, but when we were all sitting there [during the draft] and had said our peace, then we said, ‘OK. What’s it going to be?’ I said, ‘In honor of my great friend that just passed this year, we’re going to have his namesake come on over here and wear old No. 88, just like Michael and Dez and those guys. And we’ve got us a receiver.’
“Let me tell you one thing, if he’s got the compete and heart of that Jerry Lamb, he’ll be bad to the bone.”
CeeDee Lamb seems ready to honor that number as he took to Twitter and sent a strong message to the rest of the NFL.
The Cowboys will enter the 2020 season about as hyped as they have ever been.