5. Jerry Jeudy
The Giants may decide that providing quarterback Daniel Jones with another elite weapon is the best course of action with the fourth overall pick. If they do, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy out of the University of Alabama should be their pick.
This past year at Alabama, Jeudy would have 77 receptions for 1,163 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns for the Crimson Tide. Those numbers are even more impressive when consideration is given to the fact that two additional top 10 wide receivers in this year’s draft were sharing the field with Jeudy.
Henry Ruggs would have 40 receptions for 746 receiving yards and seven touchdowns for the Crimson Tide, while Devonta Smith would catch 68 passes for 1,256 yards and 14 receiving touchdowns. Taking this into account, one would see why Jeudy’s numbers weren’t more mind-boggling than they were.
Jeudy is a big-play receiver who has no issue beating double coverage. In addition, he possesses solid blocking ability and is an excellent route runner. While his speed is not elite, it is good enough to consider him a legitimate vertical threat in the passing game.
With his uncanny ability to pick up yards after the catch, Jeudy is a threat to take short and intermediate passes and turn them into big gains. Some experts consider him to be the best wide receiver to ever come out of Alabama, which is telling considering that it is the school that produced the likes of Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Amari Cooper.
While Jeudy is undoubtedly an elite talent at the wide receiver position, the Giants likely have more pressing needs than wide receiver. Also, this year’s draft is loaded with talent at the wide receiver position, making it unlikely that the Giants opt to select Jerry Jeudy.