CeeDee Lamb to the New York Jets takes Sam Darnold to next level

CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma Sooners. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma Sooners. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

After Robby Anderson left as a free agent, the New York Jets are in need of a number one receiver. Oklahoma’s electric playmaker CeeDee Lamb fits the bill.

Understandably, many New York Jets fans are very unhappy with Gang Green’s receiving corps. The controversy surrounding Robby Anderson‘s free agent departure has left the Jets wide receiver corps far from something to be proud of.

New York Jets General Manager Joe Douglas signed free agent Breshad Perriman, who he drafted in Baltimore. Perriman exploded onto the scene for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the last five games of the 2019 season. He caught 25 balls for 506 yards and five touchdowns. The former UCF receiver may be underrated, but there’s no reason for Jets fans to have confidence that Gang Green finally has a number one heading into the season.

That can change with the 11th pick in the upcoming draft, however. The Jets could go with an offensive lineman in the first round, or they could grab a great receiver. Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb fits the New York Jets very well. He’s exactly what a number one receiver is.

Lamb is a guy that can dominate the slant game, master the fade, and is very sure-handed with tremendous ball skills and tracking. Both his concentration and body control are very impressive. His talents have lead to tons of comparisons to DeAndre Hopkins.

The Jets may not have cashed in on a trade for Hopkins or any other tier-1/tier-2 receivers available in the trade market. But they could take a player in Lamb who looks like he’ll be at that level within a few years.

He’ll need a little time adjusting to NFL cornerbacks. Big 12 corners did not prepare him for what he’s going to see at the next level. Still, Lamb is a plug-and-play, number one, X-receiver for Gotham next year if Gang Green drafts him. Something quarterback Sam Darnold needs one badly.

Also, if the Jets want to use Le’Veon Bell correctly, Lamb is a great blocker. A screen game that utilizes Bell will improve with the Oklahoma product on the field.

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Lamb’s not the beefiest player, but he has good height and the makings of a steady possession wideout. He doesn’t have elusive speed, either, but has great game speed. That diagnosis never stopped Larry Fitzgerald and other all-time great receivers like Terrell Owens and Steve Largent who dominated the league without burners either.

With speedsters Jamison Crowder and Perriman racing down the field, Lamb would be a great candidate to handle the dirty work of the passing game.

A tough receiver to cover, Lamb could be available when the Jets pick at 11. If he’s there, the 2019 First-Team All-American talent might be the safest option due to his high floor and ceiling.

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