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PLAYERS
Jerrel Jernigan
Round 3, Pick 83
Position: WR
Class:  4Sr
Conference: Sun Belt
HT: 5-9
WT: 185
40 Time: 4.46
Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Senior totals included 84/822/6 receiving and 45/322/3 rushing. Averaged 13.3 yards on 23 punt returns with one score and 25.2 yards on 25 kick returns with another touchdown. Junior receiving numbers included a team-leading 71/1101/4. Posted 77/868/5 as a sophomore.

Positives: "Elusive skill player who impacts the offense in a variety of ways. Quickly releases off the line, runs sharp routes, and gets separation from defenders. Comes back to the ball out of breaks, uses his frame to shield away defenders, and extends to make the reception away from his body. Has great quickness, immediately transitions from making the reception to running after the catch, and displays great skill in the open field. Makes the reception in stride, consistently catches the ball with his hands, and possesses an outstanding burst of speed, which allows him to run away from defenders. Solid eye/hand coordination."

Negatives: Not a tall receiver and will be outmatched by larger defensive backs. Possesses good timed speed yet has never been a true deep threat on the college level.

Analysis: Jernigan was a productive skill player on the college level and was used in all facets of the Troy offense. He possesses an enormous amount of skill that translates well to the next level and projects as a second or third receiver who should also produce returning punts or kicks.

Projection: 2-3
AP
2010 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Average Per Reception Receiving Touchdowns
84 822 9.8 6
2010 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
322 45 7.2 3
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