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Broncos roster review: Rookie receiver Jerry Jeudy

The Broncos wide receiver group got a huge upgrade with the #1 selection of the Broncos in the draft. Jerry Jeudy is a guy who looks like a player who will contribute early and often

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Few thought Jerry Jeudy was going to be there at the #15 pick of the NFL draft. 14 teams passed on this superb talent out of Alabama...and now he’s a Denver Bronco.

#10 Jerry Jeudy

Age 21 Height: 6’1” Weight: 193 lbs.

College: Alabama

By the end of the 2019 NFL season, the Broncos wide receiver room was Courtland Sutton and a bunch of dudes. Jeudy is coming into a situation that is just perfect for a guy wanting to show serious skill at the NFL level as he will have every opportunity as a day one starter for the Broncos in 2020.

The Good

Check the highlight video above. You will see a guy who has speed, quickness, soft hands, and is a polished route runner. He’s a guy who you can ask day one to pull a double move on a play and he’ll make the corner’s head spin with his smooth changes of direction.

While most everyone who covers the draft talks about the great route running ability that Jeudy brings to the table, don’t sleep on his speed. The biggest thing that stuck out to me was just how fast this guy looks when he kicks his 2nd gear in on the deep pass calls (there are several in the highlight video that shows exactly what I am talking about). I’m not a big comparison guy, but think Emmanuel Sanders, but taller and you will have an idea of what kind of game Jeudy will bring to the field. He’s going to be an excellent #2 across from Courtland Sutton, though one could argue about it being more of a 1A and 1B situation.

The final thing that gets mentioned as you research Jeudy is his football IQ which is something you love to see from any rookie your team drafts.

The Bad

No one likes to nit pick, but the first thing that stands out to me about Jeudy is his thin frame. Like most rookies, he’s going to need to fill out his frame over the next year, and that may be tough with society on lock down all off season.

The other thing that has been noticed about Jeudy is that he’s had some drops in college. Hopefully this is something that doesn’t continue at the professional level.

Final Word

Jerry Jeudy is going to be your day 1 starter at wide receiver across from Courtland Sutton. He’s a big time play maker on the field and from all accounts a quiet leader off the field with little to no character concerns.

I fully expect this guy to be an early center of hype talk for the Broncos offense in the preseason and may be a guy who will help make a huge positive impact for the Broncos historically anemic offense.

His place on the day one roster is 100% assured. The only real question is just how big of a season can he put together in his rookie year.