INDIANAPOLIS — Jerry Jeudy was a five-star recruit coming out of Deerfield Beach, Fla. but that does not explain why he proudly and boldly wears a gold six-pointed Star of David around his neck on Tuesday.
Jeudy sported the necklace Tuesday as he took the podium at the NFL Combine, with the Jewish star on full display. Jeudy got the idea after hearing how many people shorten his last name when they referred to him.
“People call me ‘Jew’ for short,” he explained. That prompted him to get the Jewish star, which he wore while playing at Alabama.
“I’m not Jewish, though,” he said.
That clears that up.
Jeudy is acknowledged as the best player in a terrific wide receiver NFL Draft 2020 class and is set to meet with teams here this week. In 40 games for the Crimson Tide, he amassed 228 receptions for 3,463 yards and 31 touchdowns, averaging a robust 15.2 yards per catch.
“I’m supposed to feel like I’m the best receiver here,” Jeudy said. “The other receivers are supposed to feel they’re the best. I feel I can do it all.”
Most scouts and talent evaluators agree: Jeudy can be a star at the next level. A non-Jewish star, that is.