With massive sneakers to fill come massive tasks. And with massive tasks come massive predictions.
CeeDee Lamb is aware of he’s a particular large receiver, maybe the best in a traditionally deep class. The No. 17 general draft decide is also conscious he’s becoming a member of an already powder-kegged Dallas Cowboys offense, which completed first within the NFL final season in complete yards per sport (431.5), and sixth in factors per sport (27.1).
The 2 combining forces ought to account for an almost two-touchdown weekly enhance, based on the previous Sooners star who averaged 19.zero yards per catch and scored 32 touchdowns on 173 profession receptions.
“Oh yeah, that’s positively achievable,” Lamb — requested if it’s doable that Dallas can common 40 factors per sport this season — mentioned after he was drafted.
No crew got here near hitting that mark in 2019. In reality, just one, the Lamar Jackson-fueled Ravens, managed to crack the 30s — a league-high 33.9 PPG. The 49ers completed second with 29.9, the Saints (28.6) and Bucs, of all golf equipment, tied for third (28.6), and the reigning champion Chiefs (28.2) fourth.
Proper behind all of them? The Cowboys, who put up 27.1 factors per contest regardless of questionable teaching and accidents to his Professional Bowl blockers and prime pass-catchers. Quarterback Dak Prescott ranked second in passing yards, behind solely Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston, and fell one yard shy of tying Tony Romo’s single-season passing yards franchise file.
Prescott led the NFL’s second-best aerial assault (296.9 YPG) whereas Ezekiel Elliott spearheaded the game’s fifth-best floor sport (134.6 YPG).
Lamb has drawn comparisons starting from Chad Johnson to DeAndre Hopkins and Jerry Rice. He’s chosen to honor crew legends Michael Irvin, Drew Pearson, and Dez Bryant by carrying No. 88, fulfilling an ask from proprietor Jerry Jones, who turned down three trades to land the crown jewel of his widely-hailed rookie haul.
Realistically, it’s not possible the Cowboys flip Lamb’s pipedream projection into actuality. However, given the virtually unfair assortment of expertise, it’s honest to imagine there’ll be loads of 40-burgers on the scoreboard amid his rookie marketing campaign.
“I simply wish to be one other goal Dak can depend on… Being in that kind of offense goes to be fairly good,” Lamb mentioned.
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