A top 2020 NFL wide receiver prospect, Jerry Jeudy is sure to be coveted in dynasty fantasy football rookie drafts, too. How does his profile measure up when considering RotoViz’s extensive work on indicators of future fantasy success? Let’s explore.
As a Recruit
Jeudy has been a household name in devy fantasy football circles since February 2017 when he signed with Alabama as a five-star recruit and consensus top-five wide receiver in the nation. A Florida native, die-hard college football fans will know that dating back to 2015 (his high school sophomore season) he began receiving offer letters from all over the country, a list that includes schools such as Ohio State, LSU, Florida State, Georgia, Oregon, Auburn, Florida, Michigan, USC, Notre Dame, and Penn State, among others. There were few players nationwide who were more desired than Jeudy on signing day in 2017.
According to Alabama’s official player page for Jeudy, he measures at 6 feet 1 inch and weighs 192 pounds. We don’t have an official NFL Combine forty yard dash time yet, of course, but we know that Jeudy ran a 4.40 at Alabama’s junior pro day last spring, as timed by NFL scouts. Using these inputs we can engineer a Freak Score (our scaled metric that uses height, weight, and speed to project the TD-scoring potential for NFL prospects) of 57, which is above the 50th percentile and on par with Juju Smith-Schuster. If Jeudy can post an official 4.40 at the Combine and weigh in closer to 200 pounds, he’ll raise his freak score to near D.J. Moore levels.
We’ll be able to draw more conclusions about Jeudy’s athletic metrics once he’s posted official measurements in Indianapolis using our NFL Combine Explorer.
Jeudy isn’t done in 2019 (Alabama has a bowl game remaining) but we’ve got data for 35 of what will end up being 36 career games for the star. His banner year came as a true sophomore in 2018, when he led the Crimson Tide in every receiving category. He was named first-team All-American and received the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver. He followed with a strong 2019 season, though his numbers did fall off across the board as compared to 2018.
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