Well, draft season is fast approaching (hopefully), and with the 49ers recent acquisition of the 13th overall pick, it’s time to look at potential options that match the team’s areas of need. With many clamoring for that selection to be a wide receiver, the discussion should begin and end with Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy. Jeudy is an impressive prospect; over three college seasons, he caught 159 balls for 2742 yards and 26 touchdowns. While his stats are strong, his physical traits are what truly pop when projecting him to the NFL. When studying Jeudy on film, his versatility is evident.
He splits time flanked out on the perimeter as well as in the slot, and he is the best route runner to come out of college in the past several years. He has polished footwork, incredible quick-twitch muscles, and a devastating start/stop ability, but his mental processing might be the best part of his game. He utilizes multiple releases off the line of scrimmage that he uses to set up defenders throughout the game, and he can deftly identify the spaces in zone coverage then sit down in open areas. I can’t think of any coach who could better utilize his versatility to its maximum potential than Kyle Shanahan. If you have any questions about this video, please leave a comment below or reach out to me @AlexRollinsNFL