Former NFL writer believes Amari Cooper is done with Dallas in two years
If CeeDee Lamb can prove himself, he could be the “go-to” guy in the future.
Former Rotoworld writer, Adam Levitan, posted a wild tweet after the Dallas Cowboys selected Lamb with the No. 17 overall pick. Levitan believes that the Cowboys could cut star wideout Amari Cooper in two years.
“One note on CeeDee Lamb’s long-term outlook: The “5-year, $100M” contract Amari Cooper just signed has zero guaranteed dollars after the 2021 season.”
One note on CeeDee Lamb's long-term outlook: The "5-year, $100M" contract Amari Cooper just signed has zero guaranteed dollars after the 2021 season.
— Adam Levitan (@adamlevitan) April 24, 2020
There is no guarantee that this can happen. Remember when the Chicago Bears selected Kevin White at No. 7 overall? White fizzled out of the league due to injuries and inconsistent play. Who is to say that Lamb will not do the same?
For now, Lamb is viewed as a major victory.
Jerry Jones said he would like CeeDee Lamb to wear No. 88, following in the Cowboys WR footsteps of Dez Bryant, Michael Irvin and Drew Pearson
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 24, 2020
The Cowboys as the team never dreamed of Lamb falling to them. Instead, the Raiders drafted Henry Ruggs II, while the Broncos took Jerry Jeudy, which allowed the Cowboys to take Lamb at No. 17 overall.
Lamb, the 6-foot-2, 192-pound wideout from Oklahoma, rounds out the receiving corps with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup.
Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael rvin loves what the offense can do now.
“This is a perfect pick for the Dallas Cowboys,” said Irvin, via 247Sports. “I know they wanted to shore up the defense, but I knew talking to them that Lamb was the first receiver they had on their board. They talked about if he falls, they would have to snatch him up. Let me tell you what’s great about this.”
The combination of the three ranks right up there as the best trio in the league according to Irvin.
“You know they got Amari Cooper and they got the young guy, (Michael Gallup), outside. What this kid does, he can play in that slot position that was vacated by Randall Cobb. He played 70 percent outside last season, 30 percent in the slot. But he had productions from both spots. Seven touchdowns outside, seven TDs from that slot. He can play in the slot and when he has to, he can go outside and make plays also.”
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.