Many players don’t perform up to their standards at the NFL Scouting Combine, and that reins true for Troy WR, Jerrel Jernigan. He was disappointed with his forty-yard dash time, knowing for a fact the could run better than a 4.46. Jernigan was correct. Not only did he improve his Combine forty time, but he annihilated it by running a 4.32 at Troy’s Pro Day.
Among many draft analyst, Jernigan is thought of as the #1 slot receiver prospect in the draft. He has an innate ability to navigate traffic with the ball in his hands, and pick up big junks of yards. The 5’9″ 185-pound receiver is quite versatile. He produces in both the passing and running game, and also on special teams as a returner.
Jernigan is an intriguing player, who the arrow is pointing up for. He is a thickly built plaer that has excellent speed and the intangibles to go along with it. His toughness, leadership, and production should warrant him a second day pick. There are many NFL teams that are in need of explosiveness and versatility, so that should bold well for him.