The Dallas Cowboys and it's Executive Vice President Stephen Jones didn't think wide receiver CeeDee Lamp would still be on the board by the time the CowBoys made the 17th overall pick of the NFL Draft.
Jones says that the team was shocked that Lamb had fallen that far down the Draft, and when it was time for Dallas to make their selection, Lamb was the player on the board.
Not only where the Cowboys surprised that Lamb was available, while making an appearance on ESPN Jones revealed that Dallas didn't believe they would even have a chance to pick any of the top receivers in the Draft.
“Sure enough you look up and a guy like CeeDee Lamb is sitting there", as transcribed by ClutchPoints Virgil Vilanueva. "He’s the best player on our board, not to take away anything from the guys who were sitting there. We just had to follow our instincts and go with the best player,”
The Oklahoma product had established himself as one of the best players in the draft. During Lamb's three year collegiate career he was able to haul in 173 receptions, 3292 yards, and 32 touchdowns.
“We certainly have opportunities to move the ball and score points. We’ll just have to see. Obviously, we made that pick [of Lamb] because we think it makes us dynamic and certainly gives us the opportunity to really give people problems when they line up on the other side of the ball and when they defend us,” added Jones.
Things obviously worked out for the Cowboys. They entered the Draft not believing they could score a top receiver, and they left the Draft in possession of one of the best prospects in the country.
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