Alabama Football: Jerry Jeudy set to win Offensive Rookie of the Year


Former Alabama football star Jerry Jeudy will do big things with the Denver Broncos.

Jerry Jeudy was expected to be the first wide receiver drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft. That wasn’t the case, but he might have ended up in the greatest position out of all first-round receivers. He was used to being in a high-powered offense when he played for Alabama football, and he will see more of the same as a rookie in the NFL.

Jeudy was drafted by the Denver Broncos to be Drew Lock’s primary target. He will be in a receiver room that includes Courtland Sutton and KJ Hamler, making the best young receiver corps in the NFL.

Denver has also added Melvin Gordon to the fold at running back. With this potent offense, the Broncos are looking to put Lock in the best situation to succeed. This will prepare Denver to determine whether or not they have their future franchise quarterback.

For Lock to thrive, he will need to target Jerry Jeudy early and often. His ability to separate with his routes gives Lock a large target, something every young quarterback needs. With this new strategy, look out for Jeudy to be in contention for Offensive Rookie of the Year.

This won’t be Alabama football’s first contender for OROTY.

Last season, Josh Jacobs was the clear favorite to win the award. A late injury plagued his odds along with the success of Kyler Murray. When a rookie quarterback is succeeding, it is easy for voters to choose them. For that reason, it will be hard for Jeudy to win this award. Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa will likely be right in the mix. However, Jeudy is still right in the mix. Out of all players who aren’t a quarterback, Jeudy should be at the top of the list.

If Jeudy struggles, there is also a chance that Henry Ruggs wins the award. However, Ruggs is not necessarily in the perfect system to succeed. He needs to take the top off of the defense, but Carr is no Aaron Rodgers. Alabama football fans will hope that Ruggs succeeds, but that is no guarantee.

Outside of the two Tide receivers, look for Clyde Edwards-Helaire and CeeDee Lamb to compete for top skill player. There is also always a wildcard or two, so be on the watch for them as well.

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Nonetheless, Jerry Jeudy was a steal where he was drafted. He will prove his worth with the Denver Broncos on his way to competing for the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.