After a breakout sophomore season — which was capped by a standout second-half performance against Alabama in the Orange Bowl — Lamb took things to another level as a junior and would indeed cement himself as a sure-fire first-round pick. The guy simply displaying proficiency in every single area of his game. As always, he demonstrated the physicality needed to win one-on-one battles with talented corners, but his route running and open-field abilities (which were already impressive) went to another level in his final season at Oklahoma. Additionally, Lamb continued to be a devastating downfield blocker — something that has become a staple for Oklahoma receivers over the past several years. He would end the season as a Consensus All-American and a Biletnikoff Award finalist after recording 62 receptions for 1,327 yards (21.4 per catch) and 14 TDs.
When you think of OU in the 21st century, names such as Sterling Shepard, Ryan Broyles, Mark Clayton, Marquise Brown, Dede Westbrook, Kenny Stills and Malcolm Kelly come to mind. However, none of these have players possessed a skill set as complete as the one CeeDee Lamb brings to the table, which is why he has been selected earlier than any previous WR in program history.