2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy

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Jerry Jeudy Scouting Report

Height: 6’1

Weight: 192 lbs

 

Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watchlist – 2019
Biletnikoff Award Winner (Nation’s Top Wide Receiver) – 2018
All-SEC by Associated Press – 2018
Concensus First-Team All-American – 2018

 

Jerry Jeudy won the Biletnikoff Award last season as the nation’s top wide receiver, and looks poised to repeat in 2019.  Jeudy is considered by many to be one of the best player’s in the 2020 NFL Draft.  In this scouting report, we’ll breakdown Jerry Jeudy’s mechanics and evaluate his future as an NFL wide receiver.

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What I Like:

Ability to Create Separation at Line Of Scrimmage

Jerry Jeudy displays his quick feet on this play to create separation at the line of scrimmage.  While the result of the play is an incomplete pass, Jeudy maintains the separation throughout the play and is an open target in the end zone.

 

 

What I Dislike:

Blocking Ability Downfield

On this play, Jerry Jeudy is overmatched and over powered from the start.  Jeudy displays an adequate ability on this play to establish and maintain leverage throughout his blocking assignment.

 

 

Where I’ve Seen Improvement:

Elusiveness and Acceleration

Jerry Jeudy is one of the best receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft, thanks in part to his elusiveness and ability to pickup yards after the catch.  On this play, Jeudy is able to turn on the jets and get into the end zone quickly for the touchdown.

 

 

Overall Breakdown

Jerry Jeudy has solid height and weight for the wide receiver position.  Had a breakout year in 2018 and looks poised for similar results in 2019.  Needed knee surgery on meniscus in early 2018.  Has good quick feet to create separation on line of scrimmage.  Shows good balance to stay upright through tackles and fight for yards.  He’s a shifty runner with a good ability to change direction quickly.  Displays a very good ability to read the field quickly, especially with the ball in his hands as he makes correct reads to find open space.  Does a good job to alert the QB of an open route.  He’s a competitor in the open field that’s not afraid to challenge defensive backs.  

Has a good ability to make catches in traffic.  Features very good use of hands off the line of scrimmage to fight through press coverage and create space.  Has a good ability to hit top end speed quickly, especially on short to intermediate routes.  Has a very good ability to cut in and out of routes to create separation at the top.  Displays a good ability to manipulate defenders to create separation.  Has a very good catch radius, including those down low and away from his body.  Shows a good ability to track balls downfield.  Displays a very good ability to work along the sidelines, especially in narrow lanes.

Has an adequate ability to establish leverage as a blocker.  Tape shows that he’s often overpowered by defenders and fails to anchor his feet and drive or steer defenders.

 

2020 NFL Draft Projection

Top-Fifteen Overall

Jerry Jeudy is the top wide receiver on our draft board, as well as the second overall prospect.  Look for him to come off the board early as teams look for a playmaker on offense.  I have Jerry Jeudy as an inside receiver, mainly out of the slot.  There is some tape on him as an outside receiver, but could be outmatched at the next level.

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