With the No. 17 overall pick, the Cowboys drafted the stud receiver out of Oklahoma. With his first chance at talking to the media, he wanted this message to be delivered to Dak Prescott.
“He’s definitely going to get an ultimate competitor,” Lamb told ESPN. “A guy that’s willing to learn and can’t wait to get used to helping him look like a better quarterback and he’s helping me look like a better receiver.”
The Cowboys were stunned to be able to snag Lamb.
The Raiders selected Henry Ruggs, while the Broncos took JerryJeudy. The 49ers gave the Cowboys the luck they needed by drafting Javon Kinlaw instead of a wideout. With expectations the Cowboys would draft Xavier McKinney, the team detoured once Lamb was available.
The best case scenario happened. The Cowboys might have drafted the best receiver in the class, while McKinney, originally projected to go in the first round, remains on the board as the Cowboys enter the second round.
Lamb, the 6-foot-2, 192-pound wideout from Oklahoma, rounds out the receiving corps with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. The combination of the three ranks right up there as the best trio in the league.
Coming into the draft, Lamb was pegged as one of the best receivers in this class. Last season, Lamb caught 62 receptions for 1,327 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott couldn’t be thrilled. After Lamb was drafted, FOX Sports posted an image of Lamb, Elliott, Amari Cooper, and Michael Gallup.
Elliott retweeted the image with an emoji attached to it. Elliott is obviously hyped about his new teammate.