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2020 Draft Profile: Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy 'should emerge as a high-volume production guy'

Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy

Height / Weight: 6'1" / 193 lbs

2019 stats: 13 games, 77 receptions, 1,163 yards, 15.1 yards per reception, 10 touchdowns

Accolades: CFP National Champion (2017), SEC Champion (2018), Consensus All-American (2018), Biletnikoff Award (2018), 2x First-Team All-SEC (2018, 2019)

2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50 - #10

Giants current depth at WR: Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, Darius Slayton, Cody Core, Da'Mari Scott, Alex Bachman, David Sills V, Reggie White Jr.'s Daniel Jeremiah: Jeudy is an elite route runner with outstanding burst, body control and awareness. He explodes off the line and uses his quickness to avoid press coverage. His snap at the top of the route is as good as any prospect in the last decade. He has the ability to make plays outside of his frame, but he will have some concentration lapses, which lead to drops. After the catch, he is very slippery and elusive, although he isn't going to break a lot of tackles. Overall, Jeudy is a loose athlete with elite route skills and he should emerge as a high-volume production guy very early in his career.

View photos from the college career of Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy.’s Lance Zierlein: 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.

ESPN's Mel Kiper: Jeudy is a special talent, a true No. 1 receiver the minute he gets drafted. Just watch him run past the Arkansas secondary for one of his two touchdowns in that game. He is unguardable at the college level. He finished the season with 77 catches for 1,163 yards and 10 touchdowns. I said in May that he is the most talented receiver to enter the NFL since the duo of Julio Jones and A.J. Greenwent in Round 1 in 2011. The Biletnikoff Award winner can run every route and has elite ball skills, and he blazed by SEC defensive backs every week.

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