Renner: It's Impossible To Draft Jerry Jeudy Too High

Jeudy is "unlike anything I’ve ever seen," Pro Football Focus lead draft analyst Mike Renner says

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January 24, 2020 - 10:41 am
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In case you didn’t know, Alabama wide receiver prospect Jerry Jeudy is a freak. Over the last two seasons, he had 145 catches for 2,478 yards (17.1 yards per catch) and 24 touchdowns. His route-running is, in a word, otherworldly. He will also turn 21 during the NFL Draft.

Just how special is this cat?

“Oh man, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” Pro Football Focus lead draft analyst Mike Renner said on The DA Show. “The way he moves, even watching him compared to other elite receivers in this draft class, it’s still just on another level in terms of the way he can get off the line of scrimmage, gets in and out of his route breaks. His legs look like they’re made of a different material than pretty much anyone else’s, the way he can just bend and explode out of his cuts. I don’t think you can draft him too highly.”

Jeudy could be the first wide receiver off the board – and if he’s not the first, he’ll be the second after Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb.

Joe Burrow, meanwhile, is a safe bet to the No. 1 overall pick. It’s just a question of which team will make the selection. The Cincinnati Bengals have the first pick,  but might they move out of it if, say, the Miami Dolphins come calling?

“There is a price,” Renner said. “There always should be a price. You’d be crazy to say there is no price you’d give up for a guy like Joe Burrow. But I do think with the way this quarterback class is, with the way the Bengals are and how good Joe Burrow was this past season, it’s going to be a hefty price. It would have to be a lot of picks. I’m not sure just those three first-rounders would be worth it for me if I’m the Cincinnati Bengals.”