Our NFL Draft Player Rankings are compiled using the same Situational Analysis process used at a commercial level. We start by evaluating their performance against top competition and then work our way through big game situations such as 3rd down production, or big-time throws in big-time moments late in a game. The process can be tedious, but the system allows us to utilize a consistent process when evaluating an entire team or an individual player.
Jerry Jeudy at The Top
Jeudy is another elite WR among many coming out of Alabama and he might be the best of them all. Jeudy was a 5 Star coming out of high school. As a highly regarded recruit, Jeudy never became complacent and would relentlessly work on his route running ability. While in High School, Jeudy would team up with Calvin Ridley to workout within the offseason. His work ethic and maturity are on a different level and that is why we have him rated as the number one overall WR and the number five player overall entering the 2020 NFL Draft.
Jerry Jeudy's NFL Combine Performance
Jeudy did what was expected by posting a 4.45 forty. His vertical ranked in the middle of the WR class, as did his broad jump.
Jerry Jeudy the Technician
Jerry Jeudy will join the growing list of Tide WR's in the NFL. Jeudy is a route running technician that possesses elite speed that DB's must respect. He has experience running an NFL style route tree. Jeudy has fluid hips that allow him to get in and out of breaks with ease. When Jeudy gets the football in space, he can shake defenders, adding yet another dynamic element to his game.
When Facing Top Competition, Jerry Jeudy Excels Even if The Numbers Tell Different Story.
Alabama has been loaded at WR the last few years, and a lot of Jeudy's success or lack of usage can be attributed to the talent that surrounds him. He was able to gain more one on one opportunities than most top WR's at the college level because of teammates like Henry Ruggs III lining up the opposite side, or right next to him. More recently, against Michigan in the Citrus Bowl, Jeudy exploded in a game without Ruggs, and Tua was still out with the injured hip. Juedy snagged six grabs for 204 yards and a TD. It was one of the more impressive games of his career at Alabama, where he displayed every facet of his game from route running, blocking, and tracking the deep ball.
Jerry Jeudy's Explosive Ability
Jeudy is an explosive player who can track the football deep and win contested footballs in tight coverage. In 2019, Juedy ranked 27th nationally in plays of over 20 yards and 34th in plays of 10 yards or greater. The rankings are average, but if you watch his film, you can see a guy who excels at making explosive plays, whether its yards after the catch or running free down the seam, on a middle post or fly route outside of the numbers.
Jerry Jeudy on Money Downs
The Crimson Tide looked to Jeudy in critical moments. Juedy converted 85% of his third-down receptions for a first down or a TD (13th nationally among WR's with at least 700 yds rec). His ability to make plays in big moments is an attribute NFL scout, and GM's are looking for in an elite WR.
Jeudy is NFL ready and is a day one starter no matter where he ends up. Based on our analysis, he can be a major contributor as a rookie in 2020.