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3 Most Likely Teams to Draft Alabama's Jerry Jeudy in 2020 NFL Draft

David Kaestle
Jerry Jeudy could be the first wide receiver selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Jerry Jeudy could be the first wide receiver selected in the 2020 NFL Draft. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images
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Alabama's Jerry Jeudy could very well be the first wide receiver off the board in April's NFL Draft. He has the perfect combination of size, speed, route-running ability and soft hands, which are all easy reasons to understand why he was Tua Tagovailoa's favorite target.

Being the first wide receiver drafted in 2020 is a high honor, considering this might be the deepest wide receiver draft class in some time, with some mock drafts projecting as many as six wideouts going off the board in the first round.

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With that in mind, let's take a look at three of the most likely NFL teams that could select the Alabama standout in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Jerry Jeudy Draft Projection

3. Buffalo Bills (Trade Up From No. 22 Pick)

The Buffalo Bills have the No. 22 pick in the NFL Draft.
The Buffalo Bills have the No. 22 pick in the NFL Draft. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills don't pick until No. 22, so they will most likely have to trade up or Jeudy would have to take a significant tumble in the draft for him to be available at that spot. However, they need receiving help in a bad way, searching for a true No. 1 weapon that can grow with Josh Allen over the next decade. John Brown did have over 1,000 receiving yards last season, but he's going to be 30 years old this April and has never really been a true go-to No. 1 receiver in his career. Jeudy could come in and open up the field for both of them and provide a more versatile route tree than Brown, who did most of his damage on bombs over the top last season.

2. Las Vegas Raiders (No. 12 Pick)

Jon Gruden and the Las Vegas Raiders have the No. 12 pick in the NFL Draft.
Jon Gruden and the Las Vegas Raiders have the No. 12 pick in the NFL Draft. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Jon Gruden's second major move after accepting the job as the head coach of the Raiders was shipping Amari Cooper out of town in the 2018 season. The underperforming former No. 4 overall pick flourished once he left Oakland, and he is now set to become one of the most-sought-after receivers on the free-agent market this offseason. The Raiders, on the other hand, are still searching for his replacement as they move to Las Vegas. Insert Jeudy. The Raiders select 12th, directly behind the New York Jets, so if they have their eyes set on Jeudy, they might have to make a trade to move up in front of New York unless the Jets go with Oklahoma's CeeDee Lamb at No. 11 instead. Jeudy would be the finishing skill position piece to an offense that already features running back Josh Jacobs and tight end Darren Waller, who both look poised for continued success after enjoying breakout seasons in 2019.

1. New York Jets (No. 11 Pick)

The New York Jets hold the No. 11 pick in the NFL Draft.
The New York Jets hold the No. 11 pick in the NFL Draft. / Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

The New York Jets were void of offensive talent when they drafted Sam Darnold to be their franchise quarterback in 2017. They got him some help last year when they signed star running back Le'Veon Bell to a monster contract, but they are still without any real receiving talent, especially a true No. 1 guy. And it surely doesn't help that Robby Anderson, the closest thing they had to a No. 1 guy, is hitting free agency and expecting a big payday. Insert Jeudy, who would come in and instantly be the team's top target on the outside. He would give Darnold his first true receiving weapon and start a tandem that the Jets would hope becomes fruitful for the next 10-plus years.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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