First, CeeDee Lamb, and now, it’s Jerry Jeudy time. Blewett’s Blitz examines whether or not he’s the perfect option for the New York Jets.
CeeDee Lamb or Jerry Jeudy? Wide receiver at No. 11 boils down to those two playmakers for Joe Douglas and the New York Jets. Of course, offensive line remains a tremendous option, but those two SportsCenter-ready individuals have grabbed the attention of many involved.
Today, Blewett’s Blitz breaks down Jeudy after Lamb has already been analyzed.
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Jeudy runs a dig (vs. zone) as a part of the dagger concept Alabama runs. Jeudy “foot fires” off of the snap (as it looks like he is reading the zone coverage) and bends his route inside as he chops down the punch of the cornerback.
Can see Jeudy reading the coverage as he continues on his stem, breaks inside to the soft spot of the zone and catches the ball. (I would like to see a hands catch but the ball is in an awkward spot.) Jeudy sees the defender, changes his angle with some good burst and picking up a few extra yards.
Jeudy (top, No. 1) uses a skip step to close ground on the cornerback in press man (soft shoe) into a slight crossover which gets the CB to bite inside enough to give Jeudy room outside. Jeudy wipes away the outside hand of the CB and has separation vertically. The quarterback under throws Jeudy but the corner gets called for defensive pass interference.
We cannot see the route break but it’s a really nice release from Jeudy (bottom, No. 1) here. Jeudy uses a “foot fire” off of the line to get onto the CB’s toes; it allows him to asses and make a quick break. As he closes ground he sinks his hips into a crossover (driving off inn steps) with a violent head fake. He beats the CB on the route break but QB throws it away.
Jeudy uses another skip step off of the line to get onto the CB’s toes. The CB angles his hips off inside and Jeudy takes it. While Jeudy works his vertical route stem, he uses the “peek” technique to hold the corner outside (and to honestly screw with him).
Jeudy breaks inside on the post with the head whip. Jeudy’s eyes don’t go back to the quarterback, though; instead, he is assessing the defense. Jeudy looks in the low ball and runs for some extra yardage.
Jeudy (top) split steps into another “foot fire” off of the line to close ground on the CB and assess the CB. With a subtle crossover before he breaks inside. Jeudy bends inside and before he breaks, he takes one step more upfield/vertically.
He breaks off of the right foot with the elbow jam from the left and whips his eyes out of the break. Jeudy doesn’t get targeted but is open.