After a rookie season that saw him break out in a big way, the expectations have risen considerably for second-year wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. Lamb, who led the Dallas Cowboys in receiving yards through the first five games of the season before Dak Prescott's injury, is set for a huge 2021 season.
Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report picked one player at each position set to ascend to stardom this season, and at wide receiver, he picked CeeDee Lamb.
If the bracelet Lamb wore during offseason workouts is any indication, the second-year receiver has even more entertainment in store. According to ESPN's Todd Archer, it read, “Get your popcorn ready.” The Terrell Owens-inspired bracelet likely does provide sound advice for Cowboys fans. Dallas is expected to have Prescott back at 100 percent after ankle surgery, and Lamb is likely to show growth as part of the maturation process. He's also expected to continue contributing on special teams.
Kristopher Knox, Bleacher Report
One could argue that CeeDee Lamb already experienced his breakout season in 2020. Though he didn't have a 1,000-yard season, he was explosive and provided big plays from start to finish. Despite the quarterback carousel that plagued the Cowboys in 2020, Lamb could still find a way to be productive in his rookie season.
Now, with a healthy Dak Prescott and a full offseason with the Dallas Cowboys, Lamb is going to have a fantastic opportunity to see a huge uptick in production in 2021. Though Amari Cooper is the lead wide receiver for the team, many are projecting CeeDee Lamb to overtake Cooper as the Cowboys WR1.
CeeDee Lamb has been everything the Dallas Cowboys could ever want from the former Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver after making him their selection with the 17th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Wherever Lamb ends up on the pecking order, it's safe to say that 2021 will be a huge year for the second-year pro.