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With the 15th overall selection, the Broncos selected Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, making him the second wide receiver selected.
A first-team All-SEC selection in 2019 and 2018, Jeudy was a star at Alabama, accounting for 26 touchdowns over 3 seasons, with 14 as a sophomore and 10 more as a junior.
Some call Jeudy the best Alabama wide receiver since Amari Cooper, and that is earned.
Over three seasons at Bama, Jeudy caught 159 passes for 2,742 yards in 36 games. That’s an average of 4.41 catches per game and 76.1 yards per game. Those stats are a bit skewed, as Jeudy only caught 14 passes in 8 games as a freshman.
2018 was magical for Jeudy. The season’s Biletnikoff Award winner, Jeudy led the SEC in receiving touchdowns. Overall, he ranks 11th all-time in receiving touchdowns in the conference. He has the potential to be an outstanding receiver due to his elite route running.
Jeudy ran a 4.45 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine with a vertical jump of 35 inches. Not explosive numbers, but his tape proves he can go get the ball. He, along with teammate Henry Ruggs III, are next in line to continue a new tradition of Alabama wide receivers in the NFL.
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What the Analysts Say
Make no mistake, Jeudy is an elite receiver. While he did damage all over the field at Alabama, Jeudy likely will settle into the slot role in the NFL…. Jeudy has all the skills to offer immediate production for whichever team calls his name in 2020.- Josh Schrock, NBCSports.com
A great pick up for the Broncos and the future and their future QB Drew Lock. Jeudy can go up and get the ball and has the ability to be a presence in the league for the next 8-10 years
At pick 15, Jeudy is a great deal. If he can stay healthy, which hasn’t been an issue yet, he should be able to be an All-Pro for the foreseeable future. With a 4.45 40-yard dash time, Jeudy can fly down the field and get open. It’s only a matter of time until he becomes a top ten wide receiver in the league.