Our friend Samuel Gold reached out to see if we’d like to see a film breakdown of Denver Broncos first round pick, Jerry Jeudy, this week and I jumped at the chance. Gold does a lot of outstanding film breakdowns on YouTube and if you don’t follow him, you should.
In this video above, Gold focuses on Jeudy’s polished route running ability. As a collegiate athlete, Jeudy set himself apart from all others will his ability to get separation upon release and finding the open spaces in zones. These are things most wide receivers have to learn their first season in the NFL, which makes Jeudy more likely to excel in this league from day one.
One thing that stuck out the most in this video was how many times Jeudy put his defender on the floor with just his ability to cut. Pairing Jeudy with Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant is going to make this Broncos offense interesting immediately. Throw in fellow rookie KJ Hamler and you have yourself a plethora of weapons on offense for Drew Lock to work with.
The negative on Jeudy has been the number of drops he had when running routes over the middle. His biggest issue was his physicality in the run game, which is something he will have to correct if he is to have a lasting impact on offense in the NFL. That will likely come in time.
I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how Broncos’ Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur schemes this season with so much talent at every skill position.