Updated: Apr 25
By Shahji Adam
The NFL 2020 Draft will be one to remember for the ages. Due to COVID-19, all professional sports were cancelled, but the NFL wanted to stay on schedule. This decision led to the draft being held virtually, with all players staying home to await the results.
America’s Team had the 17th overall pick; the Dallas Cowboys selected Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb from Oklahoma. Cedarian “Ceedee” Lamb grew up in Richmond, Texas and attended Oklahoma under Head Coach Lincoln Reilly. At the combine, Lamb ran a 4.5 in the 40 meter dash and finished with a prospect grade of 6.81 out of 8, according the NFL. In the 2019 season, Lamb finished with 1,327 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns. Dallas now welcomes another wide receiver into an already stacked offensive arsenal, with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Blake Jarwin along with star running back Ezekiel Elliott.
To the surprise of no one, Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow was selected first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. The former LSU quarterback came into the draft after winning the college football championship, where he was awarded the offensive MVP award. Burrow finished with a near perfect Prospect grade score of 7.07 and without a doubt deserved the first pick. The question now is whether or not the Bengals can surround Joe with talent so they can finally break their playoff curse. Without a doubt, the 2020 season is one to look forward too. Day Two of the Draft begins tomorrow at 6 pm Central Time. Dallas will have the 51st pick in the second round and pick 82 in the 3rd.