Jerrel Jernigan Scouting Report

Jerrel Jernigan

Height: 5’9
Weight: 185
College: Troy
40 Time: 4.32
Class: Senior
Stock:
Projected: 2nd Round

Stats

2010 – 81 catches, 803 yards, 9.9 avg, 6 TD’s
2009 – 71 catches, 1101 yards, 15.5 avg, 4 TD’s
2008 – 77 catches, 868 yards, 11.3 avg, 5 TD’s
2007 – 30 catches, 337 yards, 11.2 avg, 3 TD’s

Overview:

Jerrel Jernigan is a very explosive play maker who is dangerous with the ball in his hands. He projects well to a slot receiver in the NFL due to his quickness. He has good hands and can cleanly catch the ball away from his body which is a good sign for a small guy like him. He’ll get bullied by bigger CB’s and he’s only at his best within the first 10-15 yards of the LOS but he has the ability to turn a simple screen pass into a 30 yard gain.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Very productive 3 year starter
– Incredibly quick
– Dangerous slot receiver
– Has great speed and burst
– Very shifty and can make defenders miss with ease
– Good vision once he has the ball in his hands
– Has solid hands
– Can catch the ball away from his body
– Has the agility and quickness to improve as a route runner
– Very versatile
– Played a lot in Troy’s wildcat
– Ran the ball a lot as senior
– Has a lot of experience as a kick and punt returner
– All-purpose player with good potential

Negatives

– Small
– Only suitable as a slot receiver
– Rounds off a lot of his routes
– Struggles to make catches in traffic
– Not a deep threat
– Will struggle against physical corners
– Won’t offer much of a blocker due to size and strength
– Level of competition wasn’t the greatest
– May have some issues with his knee

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 4.5
Hands: 3.5
After Catch: 4.5
Body Control: 3.0
Range: 3.0
Pro Potential: 4.0

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