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Jerry Jones has made a statement about CD Lamb about how good he's been so foreign training camp, he says.
I think he's exceeded all expectations.
He's got rare football like you.
I think it comes natural to him, whether it's his route running and it's feel for the game, whether it's catching the ball, whether his ability to accelerate after the catch, everything seems to click with him, and I know his teammates and certainly enjoyed him being there.
He's super, super competitive, works super hard, and you just can't say enough nice things about him.
Well, first off, I just want to say that when it comes to ownership and coaches talking about their own players, you kind of got to take it with a bit of a grain of salt, right, because generally they're going to talk up there players, whether they're doing really, really good or just doing well exceeding expectations.
Rookies generally don't do really, really great, So if they're just going.
If he's just coming in and doing OK, that's already exceeded expectations.
One big thing that I can say about the Cowboys that is in their favor right now is that they're not having much of, Ah problem at wide receiver right now.
When it comes to injuries, there are so many white receiver injuries in the NFL and not one of them or on the Dallas Cowboys.
I mean, Washington's got two wide receivers.
Tampa Bay's got a wide receiver.
The Chargers has a wide receiver.
Baltimore's got three wide receivers right.
The Raiders have a wide receiver.
Pittsburgh got Warren.
Phillies got three.
The Jets have four.
The Giants have to.
New England's got to.
Miami's got three.
Jacksonville has one.
Houston has to Green bass got one.
Detroit's got one.
Denver's got one.
Arizona's got one.
They have two wide receivers right now with injuries.
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Carolina.
But the Cowboys have no one on their injury list, so that's kind of scary.
If you really think about it with the guys that they already have in a Mari Cooper and Michael Gallup to go with CD land They've got an extraordinary amount of wide receivers, talent, wife, better out there just playing ball and catching up and playing with DAC right and learning this offense.
So that is huge for the Dallas Cowboys.
My question for many of you is, Where's that? We're sorry. Not Amauri.
We're a CD Lam going to rank all time with wide receivers.
From this 2020 draft class, there were quite a few, quite a few wide receivers.
I mean, there was six widely.
She was drafted in the first round and seven drafted in the second round, which is, you know, an NFL record for the first two rounds, having 13 wide receivers drafted in the first two rounds.
No, who's gonna step up and have great careers? Well, to be honest, has a lot to do with three different things.
One personal talent and work habits that is obvious.
That's something they can control.
That's the only thing that they can control is their own talent and their own work ethic.
Going out there busting their butts, making sure they're available, not hurt all the time.
Now, sometimes you can't, um, can't help being hurt, but ah lot of your workout stretches your eating habits.
Stuff like that will contribute to help having you a healthier career.
Another thing, obviously, is the quarterback that's throwing it to you that's completely out of your control.
But that has a huge impact on what kind of career you're going tohave in the NFL.
And lastly, and definitely not least, is the scheme that you're in.
What kind of what kind of offensive coordinator slash head coach, who's calling the place do you have is going to German what kind of career you have.
If you're on a team that's going to be run heavy most of the time, like, let's say, San Francisco, you're not going to get the ball nearly as often.
But San Francisco is a little bit of a different situation.
I didn't mention San Francisco and the wide receiver slots for a specific reason.
Why? Because San Francisco has 123456 players on the injury list right now, five of those six or on IR, whether or not it's IR due to injury or ir, do the non active football list do toe uh, sitting out, you know, deciding not to play opt out.
The one player that is not on that list is rookie wide receiver Brandon I.
You, who himself hasn't hamstring that he's nursing.
It is questionable whether or not he'll even be able to play during Week one.
So when you have guys like Deebo, Samuel on IR, Jalen Hurd on IR Travis Benjamin, Chris Thompson, Ricky James, when all those guys are on IR and you're looking at you're going to be the top receiver for this team, you're gonna get probably Mawr targets.
Then what you would have just coming in and all these guys not being able to play now, to be fair.
Deebo Samuel Ah, he had surgery.
He may come back.
Maybe Week 13 is the earliest that it is expected that he could come back after his surgery for his foot.
But let's go ahead and look at these wide receivers and decide what we're expecting from these guys.
Right at number 12.
The Las Vegas Raiders shocked the NFL, the entire NFL world by not picking Jerry Judy not picking Jalen Reagor or or CD lamb number one overall like they were expected, they picked Henry rugs.
Why? Because speed kills and that's what they was hoping for.
Now, problem with this is rugs is a very fast receiver.
Got decent hands, little questionable on his route running.
Plus, let's look at the guys that are there, right head coach.
He's gonna want to run that football a lot because he's got a pretty darn dangerous running back.
And Jacobs and Car hasn't been the same car since he got a broken leg, and that's the quarterback throwing to him so early on in his career.
It's not necessarily looking great for him overall, to have a great career, at least the first couple years, depending upon what happened.
Because even if cars, not the quarterback Marx Mario does back up.
And I would rather have car throwing me the football than Marcus Mario to any day of the year at number 15 the second wide receiver in the NFL was drafted off the boards to the Denver Broncos and Jerry Judy.
That's a scary situation, scary.
I don't have too many wide receivers to go through, so I have to pull them up one at a time.
But these are you got Drew lock, who looks like he's going to be quite possibly that quarterback that could take that next step in the NFL.
Looked like he was doing a very good job last season.
Um, and of course, the thing is, they've got running backs galore there.
Royce Freeman, Phillip Lindsay, Melvin Gordon.
But he's all school. Got wide receivers.
KJ handler, Courtland Sutton.
Jerry Judy, right? No.
A fan tied in to throw the football to.
Is Gerry Judy gonna get the lion's share of White of passes to him? No, Courtland Sutton's getting the lion's share without question.
No offense is going to get a lot of those underneath passes, so I don't know if you're gonna look Jerry, Judy and say he's gonna have a great career.
Early on, he could.
But if Drew lock steps up and becomes the quarterback, even a top 15 quarterback over the next two or three years, and there is a good possibility Jerry Judean Courtland Sutton can be a very nasty 12 punch in the NFL must like Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison was for the Colts for years.
So yes, I think Jerry Judy is in a position to succeed and have a great career in the NFL.
Obviously, we just got done talking about him CD lamb Right now, we also talked about CD.
Lamb is sitting there beside Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup.
What? That Prescott throwing the football.
And last year, Dak Prescott threw the football all over the place.
But granted, he focused a lot of balls to Amari.
Cooper wants Amari Cooper got on the field.
Michael Gallup is a very dangerous wide receiver and can be a number one wide receiver.
The scary thing is, I think many people believe CD lamb can be a number one.
Wide receiver Amari Cooper obviously has shown he can be and is a number one wide receiver.
There is too much talent to throw the ball around, too.
Not to mention you guys.
Zeke Elliot, sitting backer, who's going to get his fair share carries and his fair share of targets in the passing game.
So even though I believe CD Land has the talent to succeed and apparently has the work strategy to succeed and he has the quarterback to succeed because plane, I'm not high on that Prescott, but he does throw the ball a lot, or at least he did last year.
But what the current situation with so much talent around him.
He's very similar in the situation with Jerry Judy tons, the talent around him.
I could see CD land being the number two receiver on this team, which means he's not getting the lion's share now.
Obviously, he's a rookie.
Don't expect it early on, but Michael Gallup still young Amari Cooper is in his prime, so you can't expect CD Lamb to just blow up in the next four years.
Can become a top five wide receiver in the NFL.
He will be a great addition to the team, but I think after four years and they're looking to re sign him for him to get a major contract with the Cowboys and extend their going to end up happening, that's the time when they can let Amari Cooper go because he'll be right past his prime at that point, and him and Michael Gallup will be that 12 punch.
So I do believe as long as that Prescott, uh, it's still throwing the ball a lot that I think that CD lamb can indeed, over his career, become a very good top 10 possibly top five wide receiver, especially the next four or five years.
Let's go with next, the next one.
Well, the good thing about this is Jalen Reagor, Alshon, Jeffery Marquis, Good one and Robert Davis.
All three for the Philadelphia Eagles are their own IR.
They're having all kind of issues at wide receiver.
I mean, they still have Zach Ertz, right? You got Carson Wentz throwing the football, but Reagor again is another one than speed receivers.
I think that he's there to be a take the top off the defense kind of guy where Zach Ertz is going to hit you in the center.
Whence, obviously, is a very good quarterback when he's healthy.
You could see Reagor end up having a better career early on.
Then those wide receivers that I mentioned prior.
I really do believe it, even though I think that rugs Judy and Lamb all or better talents, then Jalen Rigor Reagor is in a place to succeed now because of the situation around him.
Because you have Peterson calling place.
You got went throwing the football and your competitions hurt at wide receiver early on at least this season, long term, as long as he gets coached up.
I think he's gonna be a great addition to this, uh, Philadelphia Eagles team.
But I just don't know if he's going to be one of those guys that say, when he's 28 29 he's still gonna be putting up the same kind of numbers that he did, uh, in this rookie and sop****re season number 22 right after Jalen Reagan, the Minnesota Vikings go out and grab Justin Jefferson, Justin Jefferson One moment.
Now, as many of you know, the Vikings, they got rid of their their deep threat early on, big vein on the team.
Now they still have Kyle Rudolph and Earth Smith Jr to take those underneath routes at the tide in position.
They still have Adam feeling, but just in Jefferson is in a position to succeed because he's gonna be opposite Adam feeling.
Jefferson is a good all around wide receiver, very much like Adam.
He's got Kirk cousins going in the football.
Kurt doesn't get the love that he should get Kirk cousins.
He may be overpaid, but he's still a good top 10 quarterback in the NFL, I believe, at least definitely top 15.
And when you have Adam feeling opposite you, that's gonna all that's going to do is open up things for you at wide receiver in your rookie season.
Adam's gonna be there a while.
Just it's gonna be there a while.
I don't know about Calvin.
I know that Dalvin Cook, the running back, wants a new contract.
I know that the Vikings and Cook are kind of talking it through.
They're gonna give him that monster contract that he's looking for, but we'll see.
I do expect him to be there, though I expect them to kind of figure out something.
If they don't, then they're in trouble because I mean Alexander Madison and Michael Boone or their Ameer Abdullah.
Those are the backups currently for the Minnesota Vikings, but I believe Justin Jefferson is definitely in a position to succeed here.
He is good at just about everything for a wide receiver, but not great.
Every you know, he doesn't excel at a lot.
Maybe his hands, his hands, maybe that exception Justin Jefferson has great hands, so I like where Justin Jefferson is long term, Um, for the NFL and his career.
He definitely has the ability to be a top 10 but because he's not exceptional over a lot of other things, I don't think he'll ever be a top five wide receiver in the NFL, and we come to the last first round pick of the 2020 draft.
Four wide receivers, as we mentioned earlier.
San Francisco 40 Niners pick Brandon.
I buy you another one of those little slot receivers, right? That's basically what he is.
He's quick Speed kills and then you look at their wide receiver group all over more.
Your he has no no.
One competing for any kind of receptions outside of George Kittle.
And George is that guy.
I mean, I use gonna kind of take over what Deebo Samuel was doing.
You know, those little flash trick plays that Debo was doing all the time.
So rescues me early on this season.
I think Brandon will probably want to get his hamstring squared away because, like I said, he still got a hamstring injury.
But I think Brandon will have a decent career with San Francisco, especially uh, with Mr GQ himself throwing in the foot books.
I think he'll be there long term.
He'll be a faith, um, option target.
Garoppolo is not going to take chances.
And I You guys got the speed to get separation, especially on drag routes and crossing routes and on Ah, little trick place that San Francisco has obviously utilized a lot over over last season.
And I expect that to continue.
So talent wise, he's not top notch.
But where he was pit the team opportunity and coaching and the style of quarter.
I'm not saying Garoppolo is a great quarterback or even elite.
But the way Garoppolo throws the football goes into what Brandon I does on the field, right? He likes to throw those kind of receivers.
Those underneath gets you with open space so that you can continue to make, uh, yards after the catch.
I think I was gonna have a very fine career in the NFL with San Francisco in his current position.
Once Deebo Samuel comes back and and ah reestablished himself off, I are.
I think they they could very well be a very dangerous duo for the San Francisco 40 Niners.
Now we get to the second round.
We have a problem.
Right now, there's a lot of things going against T.
Higgins currently currently number one.
He's got some competition, right? I mean, he does let me look that up so quick.
He's got competition in a J. Green, obviously.
And you got Tyler Boyd out there.
You got John Ross, who can really, you know, stretch of field t is like the complete opposite of John Ross.
Tea is more of a possession 50 50 catch receiver.
And if you look at his style of play his body, what he did it his combine numbers, his style of play and his body measurements.
They are almost identical.
When he came out in the draft when he came out, so you can kind of expect similar things, he was actually, Hopkins was the guy that I compared T Higgins to, and I don't know.
I don't expect to Higgins to be on that level, but I think he has the ability to be a top five receiver in the NFL long term.
Not in this first year.
He's fight with A J.
Green and and Tyler Boyd.
He's got Joe mixing that's going to be running the heck out of the football, and Joe Borough is still a rookie quarterback as well.
I don't expect Borough have a great first NFL season 99% of the time.
A first round pick, the first pick in the NFL draft.
Those quarterbacks generally don't do well their first season, and it's generally because the rest of the team around them, because the team picked first.
They had a horrible that, you know, they had a horrible season, which means the rest of team has too many holes.
Quite frankly, the offensive line does not protect well.
Cincinnati Bengals offensive line is not good job.
Borough is not gonna have a very I know this is a hot, hot take, but I don't think Jo Bro is gonna have a good first season.
He may have a good sop****re season, and I think T.
Higgins very well could have a good sop****re season as well, because I believe that T will be that guy.
That Burrow can rely on catching the football deep when he's in trouble and he's got one on one coverage.
He just throw it up there and go, Please t come down with it and I would pick t over just about any cornerback in the NFL right now to come down with a football on 50 50 ball.
He's just unbelievable.
Body control, unbelievable ability, toe use, his big body and kind of basketball block out guys right in order to get the football in mid air, the attacks it at its highest point, but it's gonna take him time.
I think he has the ability, he added.
He has the place, maybe not to exceed to succeed exceptionally early in his career.
But I think that over time I think he has the we gotta worry about, obviously the coaching as well.
But I think I think with Joe Borough anti long term, it's a good combination.
I think that he has the ability to succeed and he's in a place to succeed with the quarterbacks, throwing to him long term.
The next guy on the list.
Michael Pittman Jr.
The very next pick in the second round.
I went to the Indianapolis Colts, a guy very similar.
Higgins Pittman's faster, more athletic, better hands.
Higgins is a better 50 50 catchable.
But that's what Pittman does as well.
That's what he does.
He's able to do that whole 50 50 ball thing, and Pittman is a big bonus to him.
Is Pittman likes.
Let me replace that word.
He loves blocking, run blocking, which is going to allow him to be on the field, even Mawr, especially with guys like Paris Campbell on T y Hilton on the field with him, you know that he's going up t y.
He'll try to block, but he's not a big guy.
He'll try to block, but I don't is not very good blocking.
And when you got guys like Marlon Mack and Jonathan Taylor running the football early on, that's girl out Michael Pittman to be on the field more often.
So he's going to get targets early on in the scheme, though I don't think he's in a position to succeed.
Well, we have a decent years. Rookie year.
He's got Philip Rivers.
They're throwing the football, who is, um, known for being able to likes to throw those deep 50 50 balls, and Michael Pittman is the only guy on this team him and that Paschal that are decent at the 50 50 balls.
And it's funny because Pittman and Paschal are both very good at run blocking as well.
So you could legitimately see those two wide receivers on the field at the same time with tied in and maybe two running backs and then play action and you'll get Pittman over the top A lot.
Do I think Pittman's going to succeed in the NFL? I think he has the tools to succeed.
Frank Reich is a coast that loves to run the football, and he loves quick passes.
Pittman's not a quick pass wide receiver.
He's that guy, wants to go down filled, so I don't expect and I'm a Colts fan and I love Michael Pittman.
But I don't think Michael Pittman is going to be one of those 100 plus catch receiver receivers with 1300 yards.
Could he end up with 10 10 touchdown this season? Absolutely.
I mean, he's a he's a monster target in the red zone, so that's a huge plus for him.
But because this is a quick passing attack running football team, I just don't see him being the number one targeted receiver on this team, I think t y.
Hilton, Paris Campbell or more apt to being that kind of person.
And we, and not to mention, we don't know who is going to be the quarterback for the Colts passed this year because the only guy that still, uh, gonna be on the team, or at least you know, contract ID to be on the team after this season is their fourth round pick.
Jacob Eason, who is not ready to be a starter in the NFL.
So there's questions for the future on who's going to be throwing Michael Pittman the football next on the list? KJ Handler.
Then we just mentioned him earlier, right? He's got a chance.
But what? The guy's already on the team.
I don't I like Handler.
I think he was picked a little high.
I think it was, Ah, luxury pick for the Denver Broncos.
But that's good, right? Luxury? You got a good defense.
You've got great running backs.
You're taking a double shot at wide receiver in case one does not do Well, I'm sorry.
I I think I'm going to go with the guy they picked first and then Courtland Sutton.
There's a wide receiver have already discussed that, and then no offense.
I think he's gonna be a really good wide receiver at tight end and then plus the running back death.
I don't think Handler is going to get enough targets to to have a good career as long as he's in the Denver Broncos, because there's too much youth, too much talent on that offense.
For him to step up and be someone big Chase Claypool, though at number 49 for the Pittsburgh Steelers, that is somebody that is somebody that I think at least this year, possibly next year, could be a big deal.
The reason I say this is because he's got a wide receiver, that it's going to take, Ah, a lot of pressure off him.
He is a big body, almost tied in at wide receiver.
He's not fast, but he does do good route running.
He run blocks incredibly well and he's good at the 50 50 ball, which is gonna work great for Big Ben Roethlisberger because he's going to need that opposite of the wide receiver that he's got already.
But who's going to be the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers after Ben Roethlisberger.
And after the next two years, we don't know a rock Wolfsburger.
Ruppersberger is going to be the quarterback for the next two years without a question, because I mean, you got like, 30 million and 50 million or something like that.
That's guaranteed on this contract.
It will be a massive cap A that they let go of him.
So he's the quarterback.
But after that, we don't know.
But either way, I think you know, having a big bodied, ah good handed wide receiver who can legitimately bully his way past cornerbacks after the catch like a tight end and be able to run block.
So he's on the field on third down like third onshore.
That's going to help him long term.
And as long as Mike Tomlin's on this team, I think that Chase Cape Chase Claypool was a very good pick.
Then we come to the guys that I really I don't know a whole lot about Van Jefferson.
I'm sorry, Rams fans.
I have not really done a lot of, uh, end that's looking at Van Jefferson, so I can't really say a whole lot about him.
So I'm going to skip him.
Let's move the Denzel Men's Now I know Denzel Men's because I was a fan of Denzel Memes.
I was hoping, didn't sell.
Memes was the guy the Colts were gonna pick in the second round, but they got Michael Pittman Jr.
Men's is a work in progress.
Let's say that, OK, Hiss Ceiling is stupid high.
Okay, I think men's.
It's kind of like Paris.
Campbell, very athletic, very fast, has shown that he can make great catches, but he's not consistent in his catch.
He's not consistent in his route running.
He needs coaching.
His ceiling is way up there.
But it floor is way down here, and he's with the Jets now as long.
Okay, I think men's is in a position to succeed.
That's going to shock you people.
I understand the Jets are an awful organization, but men's is a quick, athletic wide receiver that can get open on short routes rather quick so that Sam Donald can get him the ball when he's under pressure because he has no offensive line in front of him.
That's why Denzel Mons is in is in a place to succeed.
All he's got to do is be coached.
I don't know who the wide receivers coaches for the New York Jets.
I'm sorry, Jets fans.
I don't follow the Jets that closely, but I'm sure they're working on his fundamentals because that is what he needs most work on.
He gets those fundamentals down.
Denzel Men's has a chance of being a top 10 wide receiver in the NFL and a very dangerous weapon for Sam Donald.
Granted, they have There are horrible organization.
They have a hard time keeping people.
I think that the offensive line needs a little bit of help.
Obviously, when Frank Gore is your number one running back, I think that Ah, a lot of other other people would agree with me that right now Sam Donald is not in a place to succeed, but at least he has a weapon and ends Ellman's I want to Thank Blue Jaden, Silly Simon, Isaac Elizabeth, 99 Devo.
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