Arizona Cardinals signal-caller Kyler Murray is pushing for the team’s management to draft wideout CeeDee Lamb
It’s been almost a year now since the Arizona Cardinals “War Room” used three of their draft picks on the wide receiver position. The club selected quarterback Kyler Murray with the first-overall selection, and then supplied him with weapons like Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson later on. Unfortunately, the trio made very little impact, so the Cards could quite possibly take another pass-catcher with their top choice in this April’s NFL Draft.
CeeDee Lamb, a highly-touted wideout, could very well be high up on Arizona’s most-wanted list. One thing working in the 20-year old’s favor is the fact that he was a teammate of Murray’s for two campaigns at the University of Oklahoma. According to reports, the Cardinals passer is vehemently trying to persuade general manager Steve Keim and company to add the ultra-talented Lamb to the squad’s receiving corps.
Back in January, future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald announced that he’d be returning to the Cards for a 17th season. The 36-year old is slowly inching towards retirement, however, so the club needs to find someone who’s capable of taking over as the team’s number-one wide receiver. Could Lamb turn out to be a suitable replacement for the sensational Fitzgerald?
As a junior with the Sooners in 2019, Lamb hauled in 62 passes for 1,327 yards and a whopping 14 touchdowns. With Murray throwing to him in 2018, the 6’2, 189 pounder tallied 65 receptions for 1,158 yards and 11 scores. In 2017, Lamb caught 46 balls for 807 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman.
Only Arizona’s front office knows what their plans are for the 2020 draft. With quite a few roster holes to fill, there are several different directions that Keim can go with the opening round pick. If Murray gets his way, the franchise will bring in the explosive Lamb to be his go-to guy for many years to come.