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Jerry Jeudy Gives Brutally Honest Assessment of Rookie Season

Isaiah De Los Santos
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy highlighted where he struggled in his first NFL season.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy highlighted where he struggled in his first NFL season. / Joe Scarnici/Getty Images
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Jerry Jeudy was regarded as one of the top wide receiver prospects from the 2020 NFL Draft class coming out of Alabama. Jeudy's college production led him to go No. 15 overall in the draft to the Denver Broncos, but he didn't have a spectacular rookie season.

The Bronco wideout recently highlighted where he fell short as a rookie.

Jeudy singled out his drops as a major issue that held him back from having the year that he wanted. Even despite the down season, it's good that Jeudy has the self-awareness to identify where he can improve.

Although Jeudy saw 110 targets, which was the second-most among rookies, he only grabbed 52 catches. The receiver struggled with drops, recording 12, which was the second-highest total among his class.

A catch rate of 47.3% isn't particularly encouraging, but Jeudy did have to deal with Drew Lock's shortcomings in 2020. The QB threw almost as many interceptions (15) as he did touchdown passes (16), which is why the team is actively looking for an upgrade.

With a season of reps under his feet and a plan to work on his pass-catching, Jeudy is set up to bounce back in 2021, especially if Denver can land a solid starting quarterback.


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