They just drafted a receiver a year ago, but the Colts clearly still need help in that area. Drafting Lamb might help them significantly.
The Colts struggled last season with receivers. Most of it stemmed from them not being able to stay healthy. Whatever the case was, they need more playmakers. Drafting a player like CeeDee Lamb in the first round might help them fix that issue.
Lamb isn’t my favorite receiver in the draft, as that honor goes to Jerry Jeudy. But there’s a decent chance that Jeudy isn’t available when the Colts pick at 13. That leaves Lamb out of Oklahoma, who is probably the second best receiver prospect in this year’s draft.
Over his three years at Oklahoma, he played with three different quarterbacks. His production was better during his sophomore and junior years, where he caught a combined 25 touchdown passes. He also caught 7 during his freshman season.
Lamb had 3,392 yards over his career and averaged 19 yards per catch. While Oklahoma’s offense is constructed to have those big plays, Lamb is the perfect big-play guy. He is super fast and can track deep balls better than anyone else in the draft.
He would immediately help whatever quarterback the Colts trot out there. He would especially help Jacoby Brissett, who finally started taking some deep shots later in the season. But being at 6’2, Lamb can out-jump most corners for deep balls over the middle of the field, as well as most safeties.
Like I said before, I would prefer them to take Jeudy if he is available. But Lamb would be a worthy consolation prize at 13 and would help be a the best big-play threat once a suddenly aging T.Y. Hilton starts to slow down.