The Broncos got their guy last night, selecting Jerry Jeudy #15 overall. Elway indicated in an interview with Denverbroncos.com that Jeudy was the #1 wide receiver on their board.
We’ll continue to dig in and breakdown Jeudy’s game and how he fits into Pat Shurmur’s offense over the next few weeks, but I came across a film study from Alex Rollins from our friends over at Niners Nation.
Rollins deep dives into Jeudy’s game and teaches some finer points of playing the receiver position that are super insightful.
My takeaways from the video:
- Jeudy’s ability against press is super impressive. I know everyone gets enamored with measurables at the wide receiver position, but the ones who make it and a are great at the next level, master the little things. Jeudy already has multiple releases within his arsenal to work against press coverage. This is a far cry from some receivers who never even saw press coverage in college, or struggle to beat it coming out.
- Technical refinement. Jeudy is one of the most pro-ready prospects to come out in a long time. This translates to immediate impact on the field and in Denver’s offense.
- Football IQ. His feel for coverages and especially sitting down in zones is going to be super beneficial for Drew Lock. Jeudy was a go-to guy on 3rd down for Alabama. Denver pairing him with Courtland Sutton is going to be huge for Lock on 3rd down. Now you have two guys you can count on in big moments, so the defense can’t just take one away.
Let me know your thoughts on the video above. Also, check out @AlexRollinsNFL on Twitter and give him a follow!