Jerrel Jernigan Scouting Report
Jerrel Jernigan
Jerrel Jernigan - Troy (HT: 5-8⅞ - WT: 185)
Combine 40: 4.46 - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 9 of 60

Positives: Good speed... Good at plucking the ball out of the air... Catches passes while running at full speed, doesn't have to gear down to focus on the ball... At his best when running routes within 15 yards of the line of scrimmage... Explosive off the line of scrimmage, instant acceleration... Very quick and elusive in the open field... Good runner after the catch, tough to bring down, cuts on a dime... Experienced lining up in the backfield, can be utilized as a situational tailback... Former quarterback, understands defenses and is good at finding soft spots in zone coverage... Has lined up at quarterback in the wildcat formation... Known as a hard worker... Added value with return ability... Ideal fit as a slot receiver, will terrorize the middle of the field.

Negatives: Very small, can get knocked around... Not much of a vertical threat, his big plays come from yards after catch... Has a tendency to round off his cuts... Physical corners can give him fits, gets bumped off routes and has trouble getting separation... Limited blocking ability due to his size... Was not utilized much in the red zone, averaged one receiving touchdown for every 15 receptions over his career at Troy... Level of competition may be questioned after playing in the Sun Belt... Likely a number two or three option for an NFL offense... Missed the Senior Bowl with an injury.

Season Team   REC YDS AVG LNG TD
  262 3128 11.9 86 18
2007 Troy   30 337 11.2 46 3
2008 Troy   77 868 11.3 86 5
2009 Troy   71 1101 15.5 70 4
2010 Troy   84 822 9.8 70 6

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