Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama
This is the 2019 Devy Fantasy Football Profile for Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama. This profile reflects their 2018 and earlier production and game tape, and will be updated to later include their 2019 performance.
This profile is a preview of the player; you can find a comprehensive review of them, their fantasy football projections, and their draft profile in our 2020 Rookie Draft Guide (details to come in late fall, 2019).
Jeudy was a highly touted high school recruit out of Deerfield Beach, Florida. He was a 247 Composite 5 Star recruit, the 21st most sought after player in the nation, and the 3 best wide receiver in his recruiting class.
Jeudy has a verified high school 40 yard dash time of 4.55. He was an Under Armour All America Game participant. Jeudy chose to attend Alabama over Auburn, Miami, and Baylor. In total, Jeudy received 33 scholarship offers.
Jeudy saw the field rarely as a freshmen with the Crimson Tide, but flashed when he did. His high yards per catch (18.9) stat foreshadowed an early breakout in 2018-Jeudy’s official breakout age (BOA) is 19.6.
Jeudy led the SEC in receiving touchdowns in 2018, was 4th in receptions in the SEC, and finished 2nd in receiving yards in the SEC (10th in the nation). Jeudy pulled in at least 75 receiving yards in 7 of his 15 games in 2018. He found the end zone in 10 games, with 4 multi-touchdown games.
We get used to Alabama players throwing up big numbers, but it’s worth noting that wide receivers for the Crimson Tide aren’t the ones normally doing it; Jeudy needs to be commended as a critical reason for Alabama shifting to a pass heavy offense in 2018.
Tape Review: Strengths & Weaknesses
-Speed & Athleticism
Full tape review analysis will be included in the 2020 Fanalysts Rookie Guide (details coming late Fall, 2019).
Jeudy has showed a lot in his first two years with the Crimson Tide: he is a dynamic playmaker; he’s fast and catches any ball thrown his way. He constantly takes the top off of secondaries and separates downfield with his speed. His handwork is dominate, with helps him win the majority of contested passes. Although he doesn’t have a full developed tree, he has solid route running-with subtle body movements and sharp footwork. Jeudy should be at the top of any devy or dynasty player’s radar.
He isn’t a perfect prospect, though, (nobody is). Jeudy’s routes get jumped a lot-which could be effort or body positioning (or poor quarterback play). In 2019, I want to see him grow into an aggressive player, who dominates SEC defensive backs with strength that matches his finesse. If he develops his route tree along with this, he can be a true “X” receiver in the NFL for years to come.