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).
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.
- 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
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