One former Alabama receiver set the school’s single-season record for receptions, yards and touchdowns his final year. He also finished as the school’s all-time leader for the same categories.
The other former Alabama receiver finished his career there with the second-most TD receptions, and the fourth-most receiving yards and fifth-most receptions.
The first receiver, Amari Cooper, was the fourth overall pick in the 2015 draft.
So where will Jerry Jeudy be drafted?
Cooper measured 6-foot-1, 211 pounds with 10-inch hands when he participated in the Combine five years ago. Jeudy, meanwhile, measured 6-foot-1, 193 pounds with 9 1/2-inch hands. Cooper ran a 4.42 40-yard dash; Jeudy ran a 4.45 40 at last week’s Combine.
Although Jeudy might not be the first receiver drafted this year – many NFL draft analysts think that might be Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb – there’s nonetheless a spirited debate on social media over who is projected to be the better pro player.
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And that’s understandable, considering both dominated the college level all three years at Alabama. And while Cooper has better overall statistics, Juedy had to share receptions with at least three other future NFL receivers while at Alabama.
The 2015 scouting report on Cooper from NFL.com praised his speed, acceleration and route running.
And what does Jeudy’s scouting report look like?
So while it’s still anyone’s guess where Jeudy will ultimately land, the praise just keeps coming for the Alabama All-American.
“Jeudy possesses sky-high upside and the potential to become an All-Pro in the future,” writes the Draft Wire’s Jacob Infante. “He should be an immediate difference-maker for whichever team drafts him.