2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy

HEIGHT: 6-1 / WEIGHT: 193 / COLLEGE: Alabama / CLASS: Junior

2019 STATS (13 GAMES): 77 rec, 1,163 yards, 15.1 YPC, 10 touchdowns

CAREER STATS (36 GAMES): 159 rec, 2,742 yards, 17.2 YPC, 16 touchdowns

GAMES WATCHED (8): Ole Miss, LSU, South Carolina, Duke, Auburn, Mississippi State, Michigan (2019); Clemson (2018)

40 BENCH VERT BROAD 3 CONE 20S 60S
4.45 35″ 120″ 4.53

SIZE/PHYSICAL TRAITS (4/5)

  • Average wide receiver frame and catch radius (32 1/8″ arms)

SPEED/BURST (9/10)

  • Excellent burst off the line of scrimmage and in the open field
  • Very good top-end speed
  • Big-time deep threat

AGILITY (10/10)

  • Joystick-like change-of-direction ability
  • Has one of the filthiest dead legs you’ll ever see
  • Extremely elusive in the open field — frequently makes the first defender miss

ROUTE RUNNING/SEPARATION (20/20)

  • Elite route running and separation quickness — uncovers in a flash and routinely creates multiple yards of space between him and the nearest defender
  • Lightning-quick route releases with great attention to detail
  • Uses a variety of release plans to keep defenders guessing on every route
  • Shows great creativity and nuance in every aspect of the route — off the line with his release, mid-route with subtle shoulder, head or foot fakes and at the top of the route
  • Runs routes from X, Y and Z receiver alignments
  • Three-level receiving threat with entire route tree in his arsenal
  • Does well to stack trailing defensive backs once he gains a step on them
  • Will be one of the best route runners in the league from the moment he steps onto an NFL field

RUN AFTER CATCH (9/10)

  • Consistently turns short gains into medium or long gains
  • Very elusive in the open field
  • Surprisingly good lower-body strength and contact balance allow him to pick up yards after contact and shrug off arm tackles

HANDS/BALL SKILLS (17/20)

  • Will occasionally trap catch, but almost always extends arms and plucks the ball away from his body
  • Hands are usually reliable
  • Makes tough grabs over the middle after taking hits
  • Drops were a non-issue on 2018 film, but became a little bit of an issue in 2019 (dropped seven passes last season)
  • Limited sample size of ability to win in contested catch situations

BODY CONTROL (9/10)

  • Excellent quickness and body control allow for smooth route adjustments
  • Able to adjust to off-target passes without issue
  • Has shown an ability to contort body and get feet down in bounds when working the sideline

BEAT PRESS (9/10)

  • Defeats press coverage consistently with refined footwork and skilled hand fighting
  • Could develop more upper-body strength to help with fending off big, physical press corners at the NFL level

FEEL (5/5)

  • Tracks the ball well downfield
  • Does a good job of working back to the quarterback on broken plays
  • Consistently finds soft spots in zone coverage and knows where and when to “sit”

OVERALL GRADE: 92.00/100.00 — ELITE — Perennial Pro Bowler with All-Pro potential

NFL COMPARISON: Chad Johnson

SCHEME FIT: X Receiver; can also play Y or Z

DRAFT PROJECTION: Top-15 pick

Jerry Jeudy’s athleticism and refined route-running ability make him a fit for any of the three wide receiver positions. His elite route running, athleticism and run-after-catch ability give him a high floor and a high ceiling. Jeudy has the talent to quickly become a top 5-10 NFL receiver.

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