My Scouting Report for Jerry Jeudy




Jerry Jeudy

Team : Denver Broncos | Sports : Football | Position : WR | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Wide Receiver [WR]

Category
Score
Comments
Speed
6.80
Jerry Jeudy possesses adequate speed and can brush past defensive backs on a semi-regular basis. He's not a speed demon, but his straight-line vertical speed is a great asset.
Pass Catching
8.50
Jeudy has reliable hands and can make some spectacular fingertip catches with ease. When he has enough separation, he is an elite pass catcher.
Route Running
9.00
Jerry Jeudy was one of the best college route runners in recent history. He exhibits flawless footwork and fluid motion whenever he runs a route and can leave defenders in their tracks frequently. Also, he has one of the best releases amongst all WRs.
Strength
6.10
Jerry Jeudy has enough lower body strength to carry defenders and break tackles in space. However, he struggles to fend off press coverage and gets easily pushed off his route by tougher CBs.
Vertical Ability
7.80
Jeudy is an excellent deep threat; he gets separation flawlessly. He will be a reliable option for Drew Lock when he gets open, but his reliability diminishes when he is covered.
Run after Catch
8.00
Jeudy is a tremendous threat after the catch because of his insane elusiveness. He frequently breaks most defenders' ankles.
Catching in Traffic
5.50
Over the past two seasons, Jeudy's contested catch ability has regressed. He can haul in a contested-catch better than the average wideout. Nevertheless, he doesn't have the aggressiveness or concentration needed to be a dependable contested-catch weapon.
Big Play Ability
7.90
Jerry Jeudy is a threat to make big-time plays due to his route running, vertical ability, and run after the catch.
Durability
6.20
He had a troubling meniscus tear in 2018.
Toughness
7.00
Jeudy isn't afraid of being physical in the run game and can break tackles when running after the catch. However, he will need to bulk up to fend off physical defenders mid-route.
Productivity
9.00
He had a remarkable collegiate career, in which he generated consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
Character
10.0
He has no legal issues, has a good work ethic, and no complaints with teammates and coaches. He also shows quality work ethic in the classroom.
Deep Threat
7.80
Jeudy is an excellent deep threat, he gets separation flawlessly. He will be a reliable option for Drew Lock when he gets open, but his reliability diminishes when he is covered.
Over the Middle
8.70
Jeudy is great at routes that target the middle of the field, like posts and slants. He is very effective on intermediate routes and can excel from the slot thanks to his juke moves.
Intangibles
10.0
Jeudy has great intangibles when it comes to his ambition to be the greatest receiver of all time, his chemistry with teammates, and his work ethic and IQ.
Consistency
8.00
Throughout a full season, Jeudy is pretty consistent. However, he occasionally has bad performances.
Strengths
Of all Jerry Jeudy's strengths, route runner is his bread and butter. Over the last couple of decades, Jerry Jeudy was one of the best college route runners. He exhibits flawless footwork and fluid motion whenever he runs a route and can leave defenders in their tracks frequently. Surprisingly, Tua often missed him when he got open in coverage. Also, he has one of the best releases amongst all WRs and can stun defenders with his ability to change directions and stop on a dime. While he isn't a speed demon, his acceleration can gain him significant separation from defenders down the field when he starts step for step with them. As a result, his route running makes him a solid deep-threat when he has enough space. Jeudy isn't known for his contested-catch ability, but he can still make spectacular fingertip catches after he beats his defender. Moreover, Jerry Jeudy is a tremendous threat to create big-plays because he is one of the most elusive skill players after the catch. When it comes to his character and work ethic, Jeudy is one of the most disciplined and diligent players on his team. He shows tremendous effort as a blocker in the run game, which shows that he can be depended upon to do the grunt work.
Weaknesses
Jerry Jeudy's most significant issue is the fact that he struggles to haul in contested catches. Due to his frame and lack of aggressiveness, he isn't a threat to rip the ball down in jump ball or contested-catch scenarios. This will likely frustrate fans and teammates on occasions because this issue is most evident on deep passes. Despite his flawless footwork as a route runner, Jeudy struggles to compete against physical defenders due to his lack of strength. Therefore, he is slightly neutralized by tight press coverage or a handsy/physical cornerback.
Overall Analysis
Even though he wasn't selected as the number one wideout, Jerry Jeudy was hands down the best route runner of his draft class. Jeudy will be a godsend for second-year QB, Drew Lock, who has a WR who can get open with ease. With Lock's arm strength/talent, and Jeudy's vertical ability, the two should be an overlooked QB/WR tandem, which will generate explosive plays regularly. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will also benefit from Jeudy since he favors elusive wideouts who can shake defenders for extra yards after the catch. While the Broncos would be wise to find ways to prevent him from lining up against physical corners, Jeudy is still capable of being a productive WR. He has the mental toughness and discipline necessary to be consistent every week. Additionally, he is a hard worker who displays tremendous effort on every play, even in the run game.
Compares to
Amari Cooper
potential
-10
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak