Jerry Jeudy declares for the NFL Draft
Jerry Jeudy, wide receiver for the Crimson Tide, decided today to forgo his senior season at Alabama in favor of the NFL draft. Jeudy stands at 6’1” 192 pounds is widely considered a top-five prospect and the number one wide receiver in the upcoming NFL draft. Jeudy hauled in 14 receptions for 264 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman, he exploded as a sophomore for 68 receptions, 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns and won the Fred Biletnikoff award as the nation’s best wide receiver. In 2019, as a junior, Jeudy continued to impress with 77 receptions, 1,163 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Jeudy finishes his career at Alabama fifth in all-time receptions with 159, fourth in all-time receiving yards with 2,742 and second in all-time receiving touchdowns with 26. Jeudy finished as the second Crimson Tide receiver to have back-to-back 1,000 yard receiving seasons since DJ Hall accomplished the feat in 2006-07. Jeudy was ranked as a five-star prospect out of Deerfield Beach High School, he was ranked as the third best wide receiving prospect and the fifth best prospect in the state of Florida in the class of 2017.
ESPN’s draft analyst, Todd Mcshay recently complimented Jeudy’s route running ability calling it the best he’s seen at this stage of a career.
Bleacherreport’s Matt Miller projects Jeudy to go as the fourth overall pick to the New York Giants. Wide receivers Jaylen Waddle, John Metchie III, Tyrell Shavers or Slade Bolden will be looking to fill the void left behind by Jeudy’s departure. The NFL draft will be April 23-25 in Las Vegas Nevada to determine where Jeudy will play his professional football. Keep it locked in with Tide 100.9fm, tide1009.com/listen-live and the TIDE APP for all your updates on the Alabama Crimson Tide.