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Jerry Jeudy NFL Draft Odds Project Great Landing Spot for Alabama Standout

David Kaestle
Jerry Jeudy could be the first wide receiver drafted in April.
Jerry Jeudy could be the first wide receiver drafted in April. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The 2020 NFL Draft class is loaded with a ton of offensive talent, but the battle for the first wide receiver drafted has come down to Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb and Henry Ruggs III.

Alabama's Jerry Jeudy has the best odds to come off the board first, with an over/under set at pick No. 11.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Jerry Jeudy NFL Draft Projection

Looking at the two teams that sandwiches him between are the New York Jets at No. 11 and the Las Vegas Raiders at No. 12. Both teams are in need of improved wide receiver groups, so Jeudy would present an excellent addition to either of these teams.

Jeudy was a monster at Alabama over his last two years as a starter, hauling in more than 1,100 yards and at least 10 touchdowns in each season.

In both New York and in Las Vegas, it would be hard to argue Jeudy wouldn't figure to be the No. 1 receiver right out of training camp. Both teams have some veterans in house already, but with the talent that Jeudy projects to be on the next level, he could grab ahold of that role from day one.

The Jets probably present the better quarterback option for Jeudy, or at least the more stable one. While New York has the young and promising Sam Darnold under center, the Raiders QB position seems to be in flux, with waining confidence in current starter Derek Carr.

The Raiders also recently signed the former No. 2 overall pick from the 2015 NFL Draft in QB Marcus Mariota, and Las Vegas is even included among the teams named in the most recent odds to sign former Panthers QB Cam Newton.

A projected mark at 11.5 seems like the perfect over/under number for Jeudy with both of those teams on either side of the pick. Regardless of where he lands, Jeudy is expected to make a real impact in the NFL, just as he did at Alabama.

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