Jeremy is the type of player who everyone will tell you is too small and not
fast enough to play at the next level. The problem is his unique quickness,
lateral agility, strong hands, football intelligence, toughness and his ability
to catch the ball in traffic compares to the top receivers in this draft. He is
very smart and understands defenses like a quarterback. He is an excellent zone
receiver and for the next level, if he is used as your move receiver, he will
impact. Jeremy will be an excellent special teams player returning punts and
kicks. He has the quickness to get separation in and out of his routes against
single coverage. Jeremy is fearless and will go across the middle and catch the
ball better than most receivers in this draft. He is excellent at gaining yards
after the catch because of his lateral agility and quickness to make players
miss tackles in the open field. Jeremy is dependable and can move the chains as
well as get deep and catch the ball. On third down, Jeremy will be open. All you
have to do is look for him and get him the ball.
Jeremy is vertically changed and this, along with his lack of pure speed and no
extra gear, will make most teams feel that he is a late round draft pick at
best. He has speed -- just not the speed most players his size have in the NFL.
However, there are not many that are quicker than Jeremy.
Jeremy can be an impact player and just might wind up starting for a few teams,
but that wonít happen until other players get injured and Jeremy is forced to
carry the receiving load he has carried for his college team. Jeremy should get
his chance to be drafted and used as a special teams player and fourth or fifth
receiver. But the truth is he can stay on the field as a third receiver or even
second receiver because he is smart, fearless and can catch the ball in traffic.
Iím not telling you that Jeremy is the type of receiver you can build your
passing game around, but I am telling you that he could impact like Victor Cruz
has for the Giants in the slot, as a move receiver or third receiver in the mix.
If you find a receiver (any size) with mental toughness and the ability to
concentrate catching a football on a train station platform with a speeding
train going by, you better think about adding him to your team. Add to that his
ability to flip the field on special teams and I think it would be foolish for
teams not to select him at some point in this draft. There is a big difference
in how I analyze players for the draft compared to others. I watch film NOT to
break down players on how well they play a position; I watch film to evaluate
talent. There is a big difference. Jeremy will become an impact player for the
team that drafts him.