Jerry Jeudy: 2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Alex Kielar  | April 13th, 2020

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama #4

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 193 lbs

Eligibility: Junior 

Games Watched: vs. Michigan (2019), vs. LSU (2019), vs. Auburn (2019), vs. Clemson (2018)

2019 Stats: 77 catches, 1,163, 10 TDs

Jeudy is a top-three receiver in a stacked class of wideouts in the upcoming NFL Draft. He could be the first one off the board. Find out why.

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With quick feet and long-stride speed, he leaves defensive backs in his dust. His cuts are what really get him wins off the line of scrimmage
Can make shoestring type catches, sometimes even pulling throws off the ground. He goes full extension to grab a ball out of the air. But he does tend to take his eyes off some throws and loses concentration when hearing defender’s footsteps in the middle of the field.
Lookout, if a defender takes the wrong angle off of the line of scrimmage, Jeudy will leave them in the dust. He will force missteps and will regularly get the leverage he is looking for. Give him any sort of space, and you’re toast.
Contested Catching 
On 50/50 balls he will lose a lot of matchups, as he uses more of his quickness and speed to beat defenders to the spot. He tends to let balls slip through his fingers when a defender breaks his concentration.
Start-stop ability is off-the-charts, will break many ankles on his way to the green pastures.
Route Tree
Has run a whole gauntlet of routes the last couple years with a number of offensive schemes. He has unbelievable instincts on short outs and anywhere on the field to turn around his defenders.
Vertical Receiving 
Will burn defensive backs like toast with his foot quickness and hip movement. Jeudy can create space between him and the defender and will be able to track the ball very well over his shoulder on deep balls.
His strength can use some improvements, which would certainly help him in 50/50 balls. As I said he has elite long speed and his strides will leave defenders turned around.
Competitive Toughness
He has the willingness to be more physical, but he needs to be stronger. He doesn’t usually look to initiate contact and will drop some passes when he hears footsteps. He will win more reps with his quickness.
Uses his length to push opponents off their path to the ball-carrier and will show aggression by translating speed into power to run over defenders.
88/100 Jeudy has crazy good route-running skills and long speed to give whatever team that drafts him a barn burner. Where he struggles in strength and aggressiveness, he makes up for in speed by beating defensive backs to the spot. He makes quick and elusive moves in his feet and hips to cause defenders to be turned around. He has all the skillset to succeed in any NFL offense and will make an impact Year 1.
Round Grade: Early First
Projected Draft Position: Top 15

Pro Comparison: Ted Ginn Jr.

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