CeeDee Lamb: 2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Givanni Damico | April 5th, 2020

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma #2

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 198 LBs

Eligibility: Junior

Games Watched: Alabama (2018), Houston (2019), Texas (2019), UCLA (2019), Baylor (2019 x2), LSU (2019)

Lamb is the best receiver in this draft class without question. Find out why.

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Speed8/10 With the ball in his hands, he’s explosive. His first step isn’t as explosive which allows defenders to move stride for stride with him. I’m not too worried about this though, because seeing what he can do after the catch is more than enough to make me believe in his speed.
Hands9.5/10 Makes ridiculous catches look easy. He focuses on the ball very well and catches balls off tips often. Nothing to complain about here.
Route Running9/10 Runs a pretty sophisticated route tree in Lincoln Riley’s offense. Good footwork allows him to break press coverage. Should be able to learn any playbook in the NFL.
Contested Catch9.5/10 Pretty incredible here. He gets good leverage on opposing defensive backs and is excellent on fade routes. He had a decent vertical at the combine, but in the game, it looks as though he adds five inches to that. 
RAC10/10 He’s like a running back. He has incredible vision and explosiveness with the ball in his hands. Exceptional at breaking weak tackles and refuses to go down. He makes great cuts and runs wild in the open field. 
Football IQ9.5/10 He’s just an extremely versatile player who can run any set you tell him to. He did it all in Lincoln Riley’s offense and I expect him to continue to do it all in the NFL.
Downfield Receiving9/10 The only thing he lacks is long speed, but when he’s as agile and athletic as he is, it doesn’t bother me. Even in tight coverage, Lamb is the receiver I’d trust the most to throw a jump ball to in this class. He creates great separation which is helpful in giving the quarterback a risk-free throw.
Fluidity10/10 His hips are smooth, his feet are smooth, his change of direction is nearly flawless. He’s just such a natural athlete.
Blocking8.5/10 Obviously I’m not going to grade him like I would a tight end as a blocker, but Lamb was a surprisingly good blocker. He’s consistent and never lazy here. High effort blocker.
Athleticism10/10 I mean, I’ve already fawned over his athletic ability throughout the entire report. He’s just such a natural.
Overall93/100 Lamb absolutely is the best receiver in this class in my opinion. Despite lacking long speed (I guess), he makes up for it with his explosiveness as a ballcarrier and his extraordinary ability to make defensive backs look silly. I see no red flags in his game and there’s so much potential for him to be one of the best receivers in football in a few years.
Round Grade: Early First

Projected Draft Position: Top 15

Pro Comparison: DeAndre Hopkins

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