Former Alabama star WR Jerry Jeudy raising eyebrows around the NFL: 'They made him a No. 1 pick for a reason'
Former Alabama star WR Jerry Jeudy is off to a great start to his NFL career with the Denver Broncos.
Jeudy has eight catches for 118 yards, which comes to 14.8 yards per catch average. As Denver is set to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, Bucs head coach Bruce Arians brought up Jeudy in his Wednesday press conference.
“He can run. He can fly,” Arians said, per 247Sports. “He can catch. He had a great career at Alabama. They’ve got Hamler, who can also run. They’ve got players. Fant is one of the best young tight ends in the league. But Jerry Jeudy, he’s a heck of a player. They made him a No. 1 pick for a reason.”
Jeudy was limited in practice this week with a rib injury.
At Alabama, Jeudy was a two-time First Team All-SEC pick, a consensus All-American and the winner of the 2018 Biletnikoff Award. In his career with the Crimson Tide, Jeudy had 2,742 yards and 26 touchdowns.
The former Alabama receiver was the 15th pick in the NFL draft and the first Crimson Tide player ever selected by Broncos general manager John Elway during his decade in charge of Denver’s football operations.
“I feel I’m the best receiver because I got the ability to separate,” said Jeudy, according to the Associated Press, whose crisp route running is considered the best by an incoming rookie in several seasons. “I’m a receiver. I know how to get open.”