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WR CeeDee Lamb Impressive Overall, Struggled With Drops In Rookie Season

was of draft night.

No one expected the Oklahoma to be the third wide out selected in his stacked class, and certainly no one expected him to last to 17th overall.

But that's exactly what happened.

Lamb fell right into the Cowboys' lap that night, and became the newest member in the illustrious “88” club for . And while the hyped built all , CeeDee Lamb delivered on high expectations for most of the year.

Lamb finished his rookie campaign with 74 catches for 934 yards and five touchdowns, also getting targeted a total of 111 times. He ended up with 311 yards after the catch as well, though his biggest downfall were his drops. Lamb dropped 8 passes last season per Pro Football Reference, for a total drop rate of 7.2%.

Maybe the biggest drop of Lamb's season came in the finale. Following a big loss on a sack, the Cowboys faced second and goal from the Giants 17 yard line. found Lamb over the middle, and it looked like he had room to run and potentially win the game. Instead, he dropped the pass, forcing them into a third and long and ultimately a season ending interception.

The drops were a problem for Lamb, there's no way around it. But CeeDee gave fans much more reason for optimism than pessimism this season.

How Did CeeDee Lamb Catch This?!

Lamb's final rookie numbers were impressive, but it is jaw dropping to imagine what he could've done had been healthy all season. Through Lamb's only five games with Prescott, he caught 29 passes for 433 yards and two touchdowns. He was over 15 yards per catch three times in those first five games.

Yes, Prescott exited that fifth game with , but you get the point. Lamb was developing into a trusted target for the Cowboys franchise , and likely would've smashed the 1,000 yard receiving mark had Prescott been healthy.

Lamb's 2021 outlook is even brighter than his 2020 outlook was back in the Spring. With a full NFL season under his belt and his quarterback returning from injury, Lamb should be able to continue his ascent into superstardom during his sophomore year.

With and beside him, this Cowboys is looking to be an elite passing unit in 2021.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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I’ve been hard on Lamb this season but all in all I think he did ok! I would like to have seen him return a punt or two back for TD’s and make a few more catches in the clutch but maybe that will come next year!


all i’ll say is Jerry Rice had 10 drops his rookie year , so yeah it happens , it’s just a matter of how you bounce back from that and the work you put in to fix that

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