Jerry Jeudy is 'Making Defenders Look Silly' at Broncos Camp

Chad Jensen

The book on Jerry Jeudy heading into the 2020 NFL Draft was that he was a proficient route runner. Since the Denver Broncos selected Jeudy with the No. 15 overall pick in the first round, fans have heard a lot about his route-running prowess. 

It's how he wins. Some fans might not fully grasp why Jeudy's technical acumen is so important, especially after Broncos Country heard similar things about DaeSean Hamilton.  

After what was witnessed during the first real day of training camp, it should become apparent to all how Jeudy's razor-sharp route-running creates separation and big, fat windows for the quarterback to throw to. 

The DNVR's Andrew Mason was on hand at Friday's camp activities to share his unique insights and observations on Jeudy. Suffice to say, the kid is the truth. 

"Jeudy's cuts are so sharp, they're making defenders look silly -- both before and after the catch. Today, No. 10 has been as good as advertised," Mason tweeted. 

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With the Broncos having to seriously limit the number of media who can attend training camp practices this year, we will have to rely on that small handful who've been granted credentials and Mason is one them. You'll note that Mason was actually quote-tweeting Ryan Edwards of KOA's Broncos Country Tonight, who meant to say that Jeudy put linebacker Josey Jewell on skates. 

Right now, as a rookie, Jeudy is starting off with the second-team offense with QB Jeff Driskel throwing the rock. If this keeps up, it won't take long for Jeudy's play to demand first-team reps with Drew Lock. 

By the time the Broncos get to the season-opener on September 14 vs. the Tennessee Titans, it'll be Jeudy starting at the Z-receiver slot opposite of Courtland Sutton at the X. Right now, that job is Tim Patrick's and with the veteran feeling the heat of Jeudy breathing down his neck, it'll be interesting to see how Patrick responds on the field. 

Don't underestimate Patrick but Jeudy's talent is undeniable. It's only a matter of time before he eclipses Patrick on the depth chart. Edwards' observation of Jeudy posterizing Jewell wasn't the only one he shared on Friday. 

Jeudy's performance on Friday drew the attention of everyone at Broncos camp, including the veterans. Safety Kareem Jackson even commented about it after practice during his virtual presser. 

“I think he did some great things today, caught a few balls," Jackson said. "It’ll just be interesting to see how he progresses from day to day and see if he keeps up that pace through camp.”

The vets have been around long enough to know that flashing on day one of camp is common enough. Sustaining that level of production throughout will be paramount for Jeudy but if he really was the Broncos' No. 1 wide receiver on their draft board this past spring, as GM John Elway claims, it'll come out in the wash. 

If some highlights of Jeudy's day emerge later by way of Broncos PR, we'll be sure to add them to this article. 

UPDATE

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Comments (12)
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jareal333
jareal333

Jeudy may be good but the fact that he was schooling 2nd stringers and linebackers is hardly worth mentioning.

Jimrichard
Jimrichard

Sure it is it's all we got. But maybe something better tomorrow.

Brew77
Brew77

It’s funny you say he has to beat out Patrick for the number 2 receiver spot! Jeudy was the number 2 receiver the night he was drafted and all this other crap is just football talk! When game one is here the starting WR’s barring injury will be Sutton and Jeudy and Patrick will probably be the 4th or 5th receiver getting about 10 offensive snaps.

Waltm6$6
Waltm6$6

When game one is here? More like if.

huckaboom
huckaboom

Broncos are wasting valuable time in not allowing Lock and Jeudy to develop their much needed chemistry. Jeudy should be practicing with the first team.

Tommy108
Tommy108

I love the way he carries himself. Reminds me a bit of Jerry Rice. He's got a quiet intensity about him....the it factor.

Jimrichard
Jimrichard

I actually appreciate that the vets get reps with the #1 teams and the new guys have to earn it. You would not want to appoint someone to a position just because they were good in college and then have them take the nfl for granted. Make them show what they got and earn their spot. this is the pros.

dabomb
dabomb

We have an extra WR to trade for Rosen. We need a good backup.

MileHiJ
MileHiJ

I like the young guys being required to earn time with the 1s too. Fangio's old school style is what this young team needs. I hope Jeudy, Lock, and Fant are for real. I'm just not ready to compare them to Elway, Shannon, and Smith/McCaffery yet. Can we get to the playoffs first.

PMcGok
PMcGok

Remember this is the time of year to dream big and if we are lucky it will all come true

Rcsodak
Rcsodak

Cowboy's site is saying the same about Lamb.
Guess we'll see.......


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