WRU: Jerry Jeudy discusses why Alabama puts receivers in the NFL
Alabama has become something of “Wide Receiver U” during Nick Saban’s tenure. Julio Jones has been one of the best pass-catchers in the league since entering as a rookie in 2011. Plenty of other elite Alabama pass-catchers, including Jerry Jeudy, have since heard their names called in the NFL Draft.
The topic came up during Jeudy’s recent appearance on ESPN’s “First Take.” Mentioning Jones, Calvin Ridley and DeVonta Smith by name, guest host Freddie Coleman wanted to know how Alabama has produced so many NFL receivers, asking Jeudy, “What’s in the water down in Tuscaloosa?
Jeudy credited it to being surrounded by top talent in the wide receiver room thanks to Saban’s elite recruiting.
“It’s just a great program,” Jeudy said. “They develop players to become NFL players. Coach Saban does a great job of organizing and bringing great talent. When you’re surrounded by great talent, there’s nothing but to become good.”
The Alabama 2019 receiver room featured Jeudy, Smith, Henry Ruggs III and Jaylen Waddle. All four are set to play in the NFL this fall.
“Being around those guys really motivates you to be the best player you can be,” Jeudy says in the clip shared to Twitter.
— GoatHouseBama (@GoatHouseBama) June 14, 2021
[H/T Tuscaloosa News]