Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy declares for 2020 NFL Draft

TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 21: Jerry Jeudy #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after a 20-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Southern Miss 49-7. He has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy left us with a reminder of how special he is, and now has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy has officially declared for the 2020 NFL Draft and will forgo his senior season. This comes as no surprise as Jeudy is widely regarded as the best receiver in what’s shaping up to be a special draft class at the position. Jerry Jeudy is a special prospect at the position and should be seen as a top 5 overall player in this class.

Jeudy is so clean as a prospect that many have begun to create reasons as to why he may not be WR1. Well this writer is here to tell you to not overthink it.

Jeudy has a PHD in route running that is given when the torch is passed down to the next great Alabama wide receiver. At 6’1” and 192lbs, Jeudy doesn’t possess the elite size we’ve seen from previous special wide receiver prospects such as Julio Jones, Calvin Johnson, or AJ Green. It’s his special skillset and advanced nuance he has a receiver at this stage that cant even be matched by those guys when they were prospects.

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Jeudy’s talent is undeniable and he can get open however you need him to. Line him up in the slot or outside and watch him go to work.

He has lightening quick releases to defeat press coverage. He consistently comes to the line of scrimmage with a plan to defeat press and will dip into his bag of tricks to defeat it with different techniques.

The elite foot quickness he displays against press translates to his route running. Jeudy is able to snap off routes in a second with special route running ability. His hip flexibility is unbelievable as he sinks his hips with ease to burst out of his breaks.

This incredible display of body control also extends into his ability to adjust to the football in the air. There aren’t many drops to his game as he is a reliable target you can rely on in crucial situations. He has good long speed to be a vertical threat but his separation mostly stems from his elite route running abilities.

The most special part of his game is watching him turn into a video game after he catches the ball. Jeudy is a threat to score every time he touches the football as he is as dangerous as they come when it comes to yards after the catch.

Jerry Jeudy is a special prospect that is reminiscent of Odell Beckham Jr. and he is the type of weapon who will make a quarterback look like a box score hero when he turns a two-yard route into a fifty-yard touchdown. It’s a special ability to be able to take a slant or a hitch to the house because only a handful of receivers possess that ability.

Jerry Jeudy is the type of game changing playmaker that can ignite an offense and is going to light up the NFL upon his arrival. Are you ready to be entertained?

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