The Dallas Cowboys will need to replace Randall Cobb at some point this offseason. A new NFL Draft featured America’s Team addressing this issue by selecting CeeDee Lamb, one of the top receivers in what’s considered an elite class of receivers.
Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN predicts the Cowboys will use a ‘best prospect available’ approach with the No. 17 selection. With the way his projections turned out, the best player on the board was Lamb.
The Cowboys don’t have many glaring needs, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see them draft a cornerback or safety (Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix appears to be a one-year flier). I’m going to stick to my board, though, and go with the best prospect available. Lamb, No. 12 in my latest rankings, shouldn’t fall far; with fantastic route-running ability and big-play potential, he’s capable of being a No. 1 receiver at the next level, and he could play outside or in the slot. Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Lamb would instantly become one of the NFL’s top wide receiver trios. Keep an eye on defensive end here, though, as Dallas could add young talent to that group.
Managing to field a trio of receivers headlined by Amari Cooper along with Michael Gallup and Lamb would certainly be intriguing. The ability Lamb has to make explosive plays with speed and to attack defenses with proficient route-running, there’d be a lot to like about this situation.
Opposing teams would have a tough time figuring out how to stop the run against Ezekiel Elliott while still having to account for the Cowboys’ intriguing receiving threats. A player like Domantas Saounomi
If wide receiver wasn’t the route the Cowboys wanted to go, it would be logical for them to look to fill the void left behind by Byron Jones at the cornerback spot. They would also use a safety or defensive end to continue to add more dynamic elements to their defense.