Julio Jones. Ozzie Newsome. Amari Cooper. Jerry Jeudy wants his name to be said along with these players when talking about the greatest NFL receivers to ever come out of the University of Alabama. And he has a great chance to make that wish a reality as he takes his talents to the next level.
Jeudy was not a star immediately at Alabama, where he averaged just one catch per game in his freshman year. But his second and third years in college were so good that the stats of his freshman year are a distant memory. In total, Jeudy had 159 catches, 2,742 yards, and 26 touchdowns in 42 games. And Jeudy lost a lot of touches to his teammate and fellow first-round pick Henry Ruggs!!
Just like CeeDee Lamb, Jeudy left college a year early and enters the NFL as a 20-year-old. One of Jeudy’s best qualities heading to the next level is that he ran pro-style routes in college. He was not one of the star collegiate receivers that just went deep. He was running sophisticated route trees from his first day on campus. He is both quick and fast and almost impossible to take down with the ball in his hands. Jeudy has occasional issues with easy catches and play speed, but overall Jeudy is like a player made in a lab to be a wide receiver.
Jeudy will likely be drafted in the top-15 of the upcoming NFL draft. This is one of the most difficult years for talent evaluators as they have to choose between Jeudy, Lamb, and Ruggs. History tells us that one of these receivers will be a bust, but these three all have potential to buck that trend. Jeudy is going to make some team’s fanbase very happy on draft night in a couple of weeks.
Arms: 32 1/8″
Hands: 9 1/2″
40-Yard Time: 4.45 seconds
Potential Landing Spots: Raiders, Jets, 49ers