Prospect

Photo of Jerrel Jernigan
Jerrel Jernigan (WR)
  • Height:
    5'9"
  • Weight:
    185 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Troy
  • Conference:
    Sun Belt
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Selected by: New York Giants
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 19 (83)

Pick Analysis: The Giants grab a terrific slot receiver with their selection of Jernigan. He is a crafty inside receiver with the rare ability to separate from coverage in tight areas. He will contribute as a receiver/returner immediately before working his way into the rotation as a consistent performer.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.46 sec
  • Bench Press11.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump37.5 inch
  • Broad Jump124.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.07 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.25 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.57 sec
Buzz

Overview

Jernigan is flat-out a playmaaker who has the ability to make an immediate impact as a return man at the next level. He has excellent speed to stretch the field and the hip fluidity to maintain momentum in transition and separate out of his breaks. He lacks the size to be a No. 1 receiver in the NFL, but he is a slippery runner in the open field after the catch and projects to be a weapon in the slot. He has a chance to be a second-rounder.


Strengths

Jernigan has outstanding speed. Explodes off the line and is a nightmare to bring down after the catch in the open field. Uses an effective repertoire of fakes to gain extra separation. Fearless going over the middle on crossing routes. Versatile athlete that is a weapon as a return man.

Weaknesses

Undersized and struggles to beat the press off the line of scrimmage and is not much of a downfield blocker. Not a polished route runner and tends to telegraph his routes. Does not have a large catching radius and will struggle to make catches in the red zone against taller defensive backs.

Grade

6.3

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - WR Jerrel Jernigan, Troy

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 01:16 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Troy wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan.

  2. 2011 Combine workout: Jerrel Jernigan

    Published: March 8, 2011 at 03:59 p.m.

    Watch Troy WR Jerrel Jernigan work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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