With the NFL preseason underway and college football just around the corner, now is as good a time as ever to get a closer look at the prospects whose names we expect to hear early next April.
This year’s crop of wide receivers is a great one. Every receiver on this list could potentially go in the first round, as could a few who were left off the top-5. That’s a huge jump considering in the past three years just seven receivers were drafted in round one.
What’s not to love about Jerry Jeudy? His speed, agility, hands, ball location on deep routes, route-running, and run after catch abilities are all elite traits already. It’s no wonder Matt Miller pegged Jeudy as his top offensive prospect in May. He even said Jeudy gives off Odell Beckham Jr. vibes in an April tweet.
Jeudy’s 68 receptions for 1315 yards and 14 touchdowns led the way for the Crimson Tide as Jeudy was clearly Tua Tagovailoa‘s favorite target. Considering the Tide also had Irv Smith Jr. and Josh Jacobs, plus the cast of Henry Ruggs III, Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle as weapons, Jeudy’s numbers mind-blowing. Couple all of that with the fact that Jeudy rarely had to play four quarters of football each week in 2018, Jerry Jeudy is truly astonishing.
Jeudy’s name has been mentioned as a candidate for the first overall pick alongside the man throwing him the football in the coming Saturdays. It’s not wholly out of the question if the team picking first feels set at quarterback and edge rusher, though the odds of that happening are rather low. Nevertheless, Jeudy will assuredly be a top-10 pick.