Why Jerry Jeudy is a perfect fit for the Broncos offense
Explaining why Jerry Jeudy was the best pick that John Elway could have made with his options available on the 2020 NFL Draft.
I feel like I am dreaming over here. In any of the mock drafts I did, Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy rarely came close to the 15th overall pick, and even less both Ceedee Lamb and Jeudy.
Getting a wide receiver was a priority number one for the Broncos, but it was uncertain if one of the top three WRs was going to be available for them. Trade-ups were considered, but ultimately, they were unnecessary. The Broncos got one of the best wide receivers of the 2020 NFL class.
Jerry Jeudy surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in both his sophomore and junior seasons, and accumulate a total of 24 touchdowns. Stats of this quality are expected for the guy with the cleanest route-running of the 2020 Wide Receivers class.
Creating separation was as easy as breathing for Jeudy. He had a foot of separation on 37 percent of his catches, by far the best mark on the FBS, and he accomplished this on the toughest conference on the country and regularly seeing the best opposing cornerback.
Jeudy is an explosive play waiting to happen. He is able to create something out of nothing, as shown by his 7.8 yards after the catch and 15 missed tackles forced.
The WR2 position in Denver was a big question mark in the 2019 season, where Tim Patrick and DeaSean Hamilton combined for 515 yards and 1 touchdown. Those numbers would be somewhat alarming if they were from one player, but getting that numbers from your WR2 and WR3, is surely a sign for concern.
Jerry Jeudy will step in alongside pro-bowler Courtland Sutton on the WR2 spot, a pair of wide receivers that can make a case for one of the best pairs in the league.
The Broncos, with Drew Lock, averaged 21.4 points per game, a mark that was a big improvement from past seasons, but that is not enough to finally break the losing streak to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
And, with the Chargers improving at Quarterback with Justin Herbert and the Raiders adding Henry Ruggs III, Jeudy will give a very needed boost to the offense so we can compete and surpass any team of our division.
PFF draft guide compared Jeudy’s profile to that of Odell Beckham Jr., one of the most impactful wide receivers from his rookie year and on. Also, they ranked him as the 5th best prospect of the entire draft and as the best wide receiver of the class.
Jeudy will come to the league as a prospect with a ceiling as high as the best receivers of the past years. Denver got a guy that can make unbelievable plays week in and week out.
With Drew Lock under center, running backs Melvin Gordon III and Phillip Lindsay, former first-round pick tight end Noah Fant, and wide receivers Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy, the Broncos offense now looks as good as any of the leagues best.
If John Elway was going to go all-in on the Drew Lock project, he needed to make some splash additions to the offense to help Lock develop in the NFL, and with Jerry Jeudy, he surely had a very good start.