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Washington Redskins 2020 Draft Profiles: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

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Hogs Haven takes a look at prospects heading into the 2020 NFL Draft

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Jerry Jeudy

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 192 lbs.

College: Alabama

Strengths:

Jeudy is a freak athlete with quick-twitch muscles and a developed route tree. He can cut on a dime and leave defenders in the dust in a way that few college players can. At times, he’s looked unguardable. The Crimson Tide standout also has elite speed and strong, consistent hands. Additionally, Alabama has a history of producing top-tier wide receivers in recent years like Julio Jones, Amari Cooper and Calvin Ridley, to name a few, and Jeudy looks to be the next name on that list.

Weaknesses:

Unlike Jones, who’s 6’3” and 220 pounds, Jeudy isn’t an ideal physical specimen in terms of height and weight. His slighter frame and average wingspan could limit him against more physical defenders and lead to injuries, though that’s impossible to accurately project.

Why he may fit with Washington:

The Redskins’ biggest weakness is arguably at the skill positions, as it’s hard to argue that rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins could use more weapons to target. Rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin, a third-round pick, appears to be a cornerstone for the offense’s future, and there’s little doubt Jeudy could be one, as well.

Pairing Jeudy with McLaurin would provide Washington’s passing game with tantalizing upside. Though the team would be top-heavy with its wide receivers, it’s impossible to ignore how a player like Jeudy could impact the team immediately.

Bottom Line:

Jerry Jeudy’s speed, quickness and route-running ability alongside McLaurin would give turn one of Washington’s greatest weaknesses into a strength overnight. The Alabama product has high upside and a solid floor and could help Haskins succeed behind center.

Projected Round: Early 1st