Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines the game of Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and why his freshman practice tape reveals an NFL prospect whose game already spoke in sentences and though in paragraphs.
Jerry Jeudy is already working with Antonio Brown during the offseason. He’s a precocious talent and his advanced skills were on display from the earliest moments he stepped on Alabama’s campus. I remember two plays from Jeudy as a true freshman during Alabama’s A-Day Spring Scrimmage that convinced me that he would become a strong NFL prospect.
This pair of plays—made back-to-back—exemplified the advanced skills Jeudy brought to the team months before his first college game.
Route running and release techniques would surely improve. So would speed, quickness, and strength. However, ball-tracking and the ability to play an opponent one-on-one with this level of craft is rare—especially a true freshman.
If the football played by young stars speaks in words and phrases, Jeudy’s spoke in sentences and thought in paragraphs. It’s why he will be one of the top overall prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft, should he declare at year’s end.
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