Jerry Jeudy

Alabama
WO29

Prospect Info

College
Alabama
Hometown
Class
Deerfield Beach, FL
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
193 lbs
32 1/8”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

6.80
Year 1 quality starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.45
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
35.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
120.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
--
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.53
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Alabama's known for the defensive talent it provides to NFL teams, but Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, and Calvin Ridley have given the Tide rare skills at the receiver position over the past decade. Jeudy joined Cooper as a Biletnikoff Award winner after a strong sophomore season where he earned consensus first-team All-American notice and a first-team All-SEC selection. He ranked third in the FBS with 14 receiving touchdowns, catching 68 passes for 1,315 yards (19.3 per) in 15 games (14 starts). While he didn't grab all of the accolades as a junior, Jeudy was among the top receivers in the country, starting all 13 games and leading the Tide with 77 receptions (1,163 yards, 15.1 per) and scoring 10 times to repeat as a first-team all-conference pick. Jeudy enrolled a semester early at Alabama in 2017 after earning second-team USA Today All-USA honors and five-star recruit rankings. He played in 14 games as a reserve his true freshman season, giving fans a glimpse of what was to come (14-264-18.9, two TDs).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
NFL Comparison
Santonio Holmes
Overview
Mixes tight, crisp route-running with impressive top-end speed to keep secondaries on eggshells throughout the game. Jeudy is high-cut and a little leggy in his press release and short-area movements, but fluid hips and above-average agility prevent any stagnation. He's a linear route specialist with a great feel for leveraging and then stemming defenders away from his food on intermediate and deep passes. The hands need work and contested catches will be much more challenging against bigger, faster matchups across from him. Jeudy can play inside or outside but offers a unique ability to both widen or lengthen the field from the slot. His transition from deep threat to volume target in 2019 should help sell teams on his ability to become a pro-Bowl caliber WR1 who can help his offense on all three levels.
Strengths
  • Speed requires consistent respect from corners and safeties
  • Scored 24 touchdowns over his last 28 games
  • Experienced in pro-style route combinations
  • Early acceleration looks the same from snap to snap
  • Route speed is intense both intermediate and deep
  • Runs sharp routes with attention to detail
  • Leverages and stems cornerbacks toward numbers for post separation
  • Needs just four steps to gather and open on curls
  • Fluid hips promote easy transition out of turns
  • Above-average use of frame to win contested catches
  • Secures the ball through punishing contact
  • Bag of tricks to slip tacklers with ball in hands
Weaknesses
  • High-cut and leggy
  • Playing style is more linear than fluid
  • Average short-area quickness underneath
  • Rarely challenged by quality press
  • Needs to maintain play speed when locating football
  • Slender and unlikely to be a first option for working into the noise between hashes
  • Some adjustment issues tracking deep throws against Ole Miss and LSU
  • Needs to eliminate some easy drops
  • Inconsistent hand-eye coordination and concentration at times
GRADE
8.0
The perfect prospect
7.3-7.5
Perennial All-Pro
7.0-7.1
Pro Bowl talent
6.7-6.8
Year 1 quality starter
6.5
Boom or bust prospect
6.3-6.4
Will be starter within first two seasons
6.1-6.2
Good backup who could become starter
6.0
Developmental traits-based prospect
5.8-5.9
Backup/special-teamer
5.5-5.6
Chance to make end of roster or practice squad
5.4
Priority free agent
5.0-5.1
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league