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Jerrel Jernigan 2014 Season Outlook

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The Packers led the NFL in use of "11" personnel last season.

Ben McAdoo, who was with the Pack from 2006-13, is now the Giants offensive coordinator. And given their lack of talent at the tight end spot, we can safely project him to bring a ton of those one running back, one tight end, three wideout sets to New York. It's fantastic news for Jerrel Jernigan, who is locked in as the No. 3 receiver behind Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle. Jernigan, capable of playing both inside and outside, was fantasy's No. 2 scorer over the final three weeks of last season

Giants GM Jerry Reese said at the Combine that Jerrel Jernigan finally started to live up to his draft status down the stretch of 2013.

Jernigan posted a 19-237-2 line over the final three games of 2013 and should see an expanded offensive role as the Giants' third receiver in 2014, especially with new OC Ben McAdoo likely to install several three wide receiver sets. He is a sleeper in redraft leagues and worth owning in all dynasty formats.

In a Friday radio interview, Giants coach Tom Coughlin suggested the light flipped on for Jerrel Jernigan in 2013.

Citing fumbles and injuries as the reasons Jernigan played sparingly in his first two NFL seasons, Coughlin said he "saw a different young man late in the season -- a very, very competitive guy." Jernigan's playing time spiked due to Victor Cruz's knee injury, and the slot receiver racked up six-plus catches in each of the Giants' final three games. With Hakeem Nicks likely to leave in free agency, Jernigan projects as New York's third receiver for 2014. The 24-year-old is worth owning in all Dynasty leagues.

if the giants do not draft a WR high in this draft, this guy should be tops on WR sleeper lists. very versatile player that played lights out at the end of 2013. loved this pick when they made it years ago, may pay off big time this year - especially with the new OC. Jernigan can line up all over the field.

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I'll buy that.

Especially if this reading about falling confidence in Randle is accurate:

Victor Cruz is the latest member of the Giants' organization to hint this offseason that the team isn't sold on Rueben Randle as its answer at X receiver.

GM Jerry Reese said at the Combine that the "jury is still out" on Randle, while ex-OC Kevin Gilbride stated in mid-April that the Giants need to "get somebody that's going to be productive for them as an outside receiver," which is Randle's position. "[A big-play receiver] is something we need in this offense to be successful," stated Cruz. Cruz suggested the Giants drafting Mike Evans. "If I had my choice, if I had my pick, I think I'd go receiver," said Cruz. "I think we should go receiver." Apr 25 - 2:57 PM

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Sorry.

"Cobb lite" gave me the best laugh I have had in a while.

I am going out of my way to get Jernigan myself and do believe he will be more of a Jarret Boykiin lite.

I don't think they draft a reciever either. Randle may flop with the starting job but he is too good to be a reserve.

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nearly identical builds

nearly identical combines, with jernigan actually performing better in quite a few tests

identical skill sets/usage in college

new offense which will resemble the system cobb plays in

cobbs best season was under 1100 total yards with less than 1000 yards receiving (9 TDs, 1 return)

cruz, who will be drawing doubles/top corners all year, is the only legit competition for targets

i don't think it's that ridiculous of a possibility for jernigan to put up ~900 total yards and similar TD production as cobb's "stud" season. jernigan looks poised to be eli's new slot WR - a spot which has often led to fantasy production - in a system that will rely on more 3-5 step drops and capitalizing on receivers run-after-catch ability (which jernigan has quite a bit of)

given the uncertainty surround randle, nicks being in indy, cruz drawing the top corners/doubles, and this new offense meshing perfectly with a skill set like jernigan's ... sky is the limit this year.

http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Jerrel-Jernigan-shines-in-season-finale/cbf5d03e-05f6-40dc-8323-4c10ebf5b71d

his TD run vs washington is linked in that article.

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i don't think it's that ridiculous of a possibility for jernigan to put up ~900 total yards and similar TD production as cobb's "stud" season. jernigan looks poised to be eli's new slot WR - a spot which has often led to fantasy production - in a system that will rely on more 3-5 step drops and capitalizing on receivers run-after-catch ability (which jernigan has quite a bit of)

Did I miss something? Did Cruz get cut, traded, injured or demoted to a different position?

Why would Jernigan be poised to kick Cruz out of the Slot position?

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cruz has already said the new oc wants him lined up all over the field, and cruz himself wants to be more of a "home run hitter". he is not just a "slot WR", especially with nicks gone. the new system is completely different from the one they've been running for years ... cruz will be used much differently this year (and could/should have a career year)

this isn't about jernigan kicking cruz out of position ... it's an entirely new offense with different personnel. jernigan was hurt his rookie year and stuck behind cruz in gilbride's offense last year. this new system/passing game is literally the exact opposite of gilbride's in terms of scheme/personnel required to run it. this is now a fast paced offense, not 7 step drops and wait for the WR to make up his mind on 1/100 route adjustments he's responsible for. add up this new system, nicks leaving, lack of established TE, randle's question marks, and jernigan's own play when finally given a chance - and you have a name worth monitoring.

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cruz has already said the new oc wants him lined up all over the field, and cruz himself wants to be more of a "home run hitter". he is not just a "slot WR", especially with nicks gone. the new system is completely different from the one they've been running for years ... cruz will be used much differently this year (and could/should have a career year)

this isn't about jernigan kicking cruz out of position ... it's an entirely new offense with different personnel. jernigan was hurt his rookie year and stuck behind cruz in gilbride's offense last year. this new system/passing game is literally the exact opposite of gilbride's in terms of scheme/personnel required to run it. this is now a fast paced offense, not 7 step drops and wait for the WR to make up his mind on 1/100 route adjustments he's responsible for. add up this new system, nicks leaving, lack of established TE, randle's question marks, and jernigan's own play when finally given a chance - and you have a name worth monitoring.

I could be wrong, and I guess time will tell, but lineing up 'all over the field' does not require you to change the position you play. Slot receivers naturally line up all over the field. Cobb lines up all over the field, but that doesn't make him an outside receiver and it doesn't mean another slot WR comes onto the field when it happens. Cruz will still dominate the routes run from the slot. Your statement, which I bolded, is that you think Jernigan is poised to be Eli's new slot WR. I disagree. I'm not saying that he can't produce in another role, or that he'll never run from the slot, just that I think your statement is very misleading based on the current knowledge available to us.

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Also, Cruz believes the Giants should go after an outside wide receiver. If they go after someone, this Jernigan fellow may not be so valuable.

http://www.nfl.com/n...utside-receiver

hence the "if the giants do not draft..." in the first post.

and if they do, i still think it's more an indication randle is not in their long term plans. coughlin/reese/giants owner have all publicly praised jernigan ... randle has not made too many friends recently

“I’m not sure why it took us three years to find out Jerrel Jernigan could play,” Mara said Monday, according to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “Sometimes you have to put younger players in the game and give them a chance. It would have been nice for him to get in a little bit earlier. That’s not my decision.”

welp, the ceo/owner of the team likes 'em. gilbride "retired" shortly after.

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Based on some of the reports, it seems like they are not sold on Randle. I really thought that with Nicks gone it would be his year, and maybe it still proves to be the case, but Im a bit down on him given the reports out of camp.

I guess its wait and see if they draft a WR, but if they dont then it might be worth having a late round stab at Jernigan. Im sure his ADP will improve because I expect him to be on a few sleeper lists, but given he is going undrafted still in most mocks he would be a great pickup as things stand at the moment.

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Assuming the NYG do not use a high draft pick on a WR, Jernigan makes for a great late rd pick. What if his last 3 weeks to the 2013 season were not a fluke? It's not going to cost you much at all to find out. You also have to factor in the addition of new OC Ben McAdoo from GB, the team that used the most 3 WR offensive sets in the NFL last season. Jernigan should have every opportunity to succeed this year.

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I notice of all the new OC mcadoo is only talked about in giants related matters And hopes for him are pretty high.

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http://nypost.com/2013/12/30/jerrel-jernigan-nails-his-big-audition-for-giants/

from last year. he's a small school 3rd round pick that was drafted into a ridiculously complex offensive system [gilbride] on a team that unfortunately had Nicks and then Cruz explode out of nowhere. He was injured his rookie year which really slowed his progress, but the guys a great talent. I remember being really excited about this pick when they made it 3 years ago ... he's gonna have a legit chance to breakout in this new offense.

what has me most excited about the new OC is he's not just a new face, this passing game is going to be completely different and much more fast paced --- something anyone who knows a giants fan has heard us screaming for for years. i also fully expect them to address the OL in the 1st round with lewan or martin. it is a deep WR class so they probably will draft one, but again i think that has a lot more to do with questions about randle --- hence the "big body WR" comment made by cruz.

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i'm done after this [for a week or 2 maybe] i swear

those two plays show why i'm most excited about him this year. despite his smaller frame, he is a very tough runner and great after contact --- a skill set that this new offense will be taking full advantage of. no more 7 step drops with 100 different route adjustments for Eli and his WR to hope they are on the same page (refer to some of those horrible pick 6s he threw where randle isn't even looking for the ball).

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i'm done after this [for a week or 2 maybe] i swear

those two plays show why i'm most excited about him this year. despite his smaller frame, he is a very tough runner and great after contact --- a skill set that this new offense will be taking full advantage of. no more 7 step drops with 100 different route adjustments for Eli and his WR to hope they are on the same page (refer to some of those horrible pick 6s he threw where randle isn't even looking for the ball).

No doubt whatsoever that OC Gilbride needed to go. I agree that the NYG will continue to upgrade their O-line early in the draft - keeping Eli upright obviously was off-season priority . The Giants offense should be much better this year.

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Eli at QB is ho-hum though. He is not horrible but never lead the league in any major QB stat (except ints....twice).

Especially reg season.

2 SBs wins a titanic amount of good will though.

Anybody buying the downtrend of his career thing?

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Eli at QB is ho-hum though. He is not horrible but never lead the league in any major QB stat (except ints....twice).

Especially reg season.

2 SBs wins a titanic amount of good will though.

Anybody buying the downtrend of his career thing?

not at all. the giants offense, top to bottom, was an absolute disgrace. remember how pathetic peyton looked in the superbowl? that's the kind of pressure eli was under on pretty much every snap. his OL was a joke, his receivers looked lost at times (partially on gilbride/coaching) and were dropping passes left and right when they actually were in the right spot. not to mention he had no TE to throw to --- myers was a bum who made his stats in garbage time in oakland, and they were signing RBs off the scrap heap.

no one, not even the almighty peyton manning, would have done well playing in the giants offense. and hate to beat a dead horse, but a lot of eli's turnovers were on gilbride and his receivers/backs screwing up. this offense is a lot more up tempo/quick passes ... i expect eli to thrive in this offense --- much like he generally does in the 2 minute/hurry up offense (which every single giants fan has been screaming for years about, finally changes have been made)

"oh my god duh face eli sucks bro so overrated look at all those INTs". its fun to hate on eli, but there's a lot more to judge a qb on than just stats. just look at the first 3 picks in that highlight video and you'll see what i'm talking about. half of those turnovers aren't even his fault in that video.

* i know the video isn't of last year, still illustrates what i'm saying.

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'm looking for a rebound from the Giants, and I like Jernigan...

CGhost had some good points and forgot to mention the record number of injuries they had last year. Randle is in the doghouse (gonna be traded?), and rookie WRs

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Grr... Phone KB

... And rookie WRs seems to take time to settle in. Looks like a nice opportunity for Jernigan.

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Death blow for his value. Unless there are some injuries he won't be seeing the field much with Beckham there. The Giants not be sold on him but to say he is in the doghouse and on the block is a major over exaggeration .

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they continue to talk about beckham as an "outside" receiver ... this new offense does not need the "big body" WR they've used in the past --- and becham's measurables negate any size advantage nicks had as the #1 in the [old] offense.

i think this is a shot at randle and his role as the X/Y receiver. this new up tempo/quick strike offense strongly favors the skill sets of cruz/bechham/jernigan --- not randle.

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2014/05/giants_jerry_reese_says_odell_beckham_is_pro-ready.html

i expect to see quite a bit of Cruz/ODB on the outside with Jernigan in the slot next year ... gonna be an interesting training camp to say the least.

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You may be right, but I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you.

Randle never played the 'Y'. The 'Y' is the slot WR. Randle only played in 3 WR sets, and in those situations Victor Cruz kicked inside from the 'Z' AKA Flanker into the slot WR role. Randle would take over the flanker role. Hakeem Nicks always played the 'X' or split end, although not successfully.

ODB being drafted basically murdered Jernigans hope's of seeing the field next year without injury in front of him.

Randle will take over Nick's split end position (generally your more physical guy to push defenders off the line).

Cruz on 2 WR sets will continue to play the flanker because of his speed and his ability to be a downfield threat and just the fact that he's a better WR than ODB at this stage of their careers.

ODB will do exactly what Randle did last year, not seeing the field unless it's a 3 WR set, and in that case he will kick Victor Cruz inside into the slot while taking over the flanker position and basically trying to scorch guys down field which is where the "outside receiver" comes from I believe.

This time last year Victor Cruz was in contract disputes because the Giants were trying to pay him like a slot WR, but he was saying he did so much more and deserved outside WR money, they won because over half his snaps came in the slot and he accepted a favorable deal for an NFL WR of his production.

This is all just my opinion though, you never know.

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I'm liking all your posts Dreams and Dwightmares. Just going to throw this in the mix:

Giants GM Jerry Reese said Victor Cruz is strictly an inside receiver.

Despite the addition of 5'11/198 Odell Beckham on Thursday night, Cruz is going to stick in the high-upside Randall Cobb role in new OC Ben McAdoo's offense. Reese went on to say Beckham is strictly an outside receiver, where he'll line up across from fellow outside receiver Rueben Randle in the three-wide sets McAdoo will use as a base. Jerrel Jernigan will be the fourth receiver. May 9 - 11:04 AM

I agree with your analysis, Randle exlusively splits outside. Cruz outside for two receiver sets and ODB split out wide for three receiver sets with Crux kicking inside.

McAdoo is going to run a ton of 3WR sets. I get the sense that there is a little bit of a misnomer when it comes to thinking about the GMen WR backups. Jernigan is Cruz's direct backup for inside work. Ideally, Manningham would back up Randle and ODB on the outside. This means that if Manningham were healthy, I think in the event that say Randle gets injured, I would expect Manningham to see the field more than Jernigan. If Cruz got hurt, Jernigan would see the field the more over Manningham.

All of that is moot right now as it doesnt seem like manningham will ever get over this knee. If this continues, Jernigan will be the clear cut wr4 on the team - which isnt bad, since we still have no idea what side of Adrian Robinson comes to play...

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Does this guy become draftable again with Beckham injured yet again? Those last three weeks of 2013 were fun.

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