With the 15th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Broncos select Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy …
Jerry Jeudy Career Statistics
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Jeudy tallied 1,315 and 1,163 receiving yards to go along with 14 and 10 touchdown catches in the SEC at age 19 and 20. He has versatility to win all over the field and has run 63% of his routes from the slot over the past two seasons while still averaging over 15.0 yards per catch in each of those seasons. Jeudy was played in a crowded pass-catching corps, but still averaged 2.86 yards per team pass attempt, which ranked seventh in this class.
The one knock on Jeudy was that he was anticipated to be more explosive at the combine. Jeudy registered a 22nd percentile physical profile score. Jeudy is just the second wide receiver selected in the first round with a physical score below 25% over the past decade. The other was someone he played behind in 2017 in Calvin Ridley. But the production and level of competition speak for themselves in questioning if Jeudy is a good enough athlete.
After the Broncos traded Emmanuel Sanders last season, their wide receivers outside of Courtland Sutton combined to catch 38 passes for 443 yards and one touchdown over those nine games while Sutton caught 36 passes for 548 yards and three touchdowns over the remainder of the season. Jeudy is an immediate threat for tangible volume in year one and a thorn in Sutton’s ascension to being a locked-in target hog. Jeudy is WR4 option in 2020 and a top-24 dynasty wide receiver while Sutton takes a slight step back after being the WR38 or lower in four of the five starts Drew Lock made in 2019.