The NY Jets have wide receiver CeeDee Lamb on top of their NFL Draft board says Matt Miller. Here are all the details and what it all means.
On Friday morning Matt Miller of Bleacher Report released his updated “Scouting Notebook” featuring the latest draft rumors for every NFL team.
The insight he had on the NY Jets was pretty revealing:
“I did learn throughout calls and texts this week that they are very high on Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. He’s WR1 on the team’s board and wouldn’t be a surprise pick at No. 11 overall.”
At the beginning of the offseason, it seemed pretty clear that Jerry Jeudy of Alabama was the consensus No. 1 wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft. Although over the last several weeks and months, a case has been made for his teammate Henry Ruggs III and Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb.
Something that hasn’t changed is the NY Jets draft needs. Despite some light work in free agency, the team is still in desperate need of offensive line and wide receiver help.
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Leading all the way up to draft day, that will be the debate on 1 Jets Drive, WR or OL?
While Miller noted in his piece that “every source” he’s spoken with tells him the green and white will be going offensive tackle with the 11th overall pick, don’t rule out Lamb.
CeeDee Lamb would be a perfect fit in the NY Jets offense.
The 6-foot-2, 198-pound receiver brings physicality and toughness to the table. On top of that, he’s got terrific hands and perhaps his strongest trait is what he can do with the ball once it gets in his hands.
Here’s a nugget for you: Lamb averages 11.3 yards after the catch which is an outstanding figure courtesy of Rich Cimini of ESPN.
Quite frankly he’s a swiss army knife that could do so many different things for this NY Jets passing game.
The team was horrible in the red zone in 2019 (12th worst in football) and over the last three years (7th worst), per Team Rankings Stats. Literally the moment that the NY Jets select CeeDee Lamb with the 11th overall pick, their red zone offense will instantly be 10 times better. That’s how special of a talent that CeeDee is.
It’s time to stop playing around and seriously upgrade the skill positions around Sam Darnold. If the team is serious about Darnold taking a huge leap in 2020, he’ll need some help around him.