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Prospect Preview: Brevin Jordan

Prospect Preview: Brevin Jordan

Position: TEWeight: 245
College: MiamiAge: 20
Height: 6′ 3″247 Rating: 4 Stars (0.9820)

By Nate Christian (@NateNFL)

The Rundown:

The #1 Tight End of the 2018 HS Recruiting Class (above Kyle Pitts and Pat Freiermuth), Jordan had a productive career at University of Miami and was known for his playmaking ability. One of the best tight ends in the nation after the catch, Jordan carried a more-than-healthy 15.2 yards per catch average in his Junior season. Another athletic freak at the position, he’s currently flying under the radar as everyone raves about Pitts, but how much farther behind is Jordan? It’s closer than you think.

College Production:

Miami’s offense over the past couple years has struggled, but nonetheless Jordan was productive. Posting 30+ catches in each of his three years, his YPR increased each year as well, showing his improvement in getting down the field, both before and after the catch. He totaled 38 receptions through eight games in 2020 for 576 yards and 7 touchdowns. When on the field he was always one of the top threats and going into the 2020 season was in competition with Kyle Pitts as the TE1 for the 2021 Draft Class. While Pitts took the national spotlight, Jordan had a strong Junior season and is now entering the NFL Draft.

Strengths:

  • Unreal Playmaking Ability
    • After the catch Jordan is one of the most electric playmakers in the nation, it doesn’t matter that he plays tight end. Once the ball is in his hands, anything can happen and he has a great combo of strength and athleticism to not only break tackles, but also make defenders miss in the open field.
  • Top Level Athleticism
    • A true seam-buster, Jordan can be used lined up tight and break open the middle of the field. Too fast for most linebackers to keep up with, the defense has to account for him as a WR with his speed in the middle of the field. His quick turn ability also helps him find the open space in zone coverage and turn quick passes into big plays.
  • WR/RB Combo in a TE
    • Jordan is special because he runs routes as a wide receiver, with a smaller frame he’s quick and agile, but once the ball is in his hands he runs like a running back. His ability to side step defenders and get to the edge reminds you of someone coming out of the backfield. This combination at his position gives him so much room to grow and produce.

Weaknesses:

  • Run Blocking
    • While Jordan isn’t the worst run blocker in the class he sometimes struggles to set his base and win against edge rushers. He’s very willing in his run support, but has a habit of releasing his blocks too early. This makes him vulnerable 1v1 against defenders. He does great as part of a double team, but when matched up solo, he’s gotta keep his blocks longer.
  • Size in Contested Catches
    • This is where Kyle Pitts really distances himself from Jordan and the rest of the class. At 6’ 3” it’s hard for Jordan to be a dominating presence in the air and his frame certainly limits his ceiling in this area. He does well to compete and can still bring in his share of 50/50 balls, but this is not a strength.

Things to Watch:

Brevin Jordan is another guy that is expected to test off the charts. Jordan ran a 4.79 40-Yard Dash in high school and I expect him to crush that number at his Pro Day. He also excelled with the 20-Yard Shuttle and other agility drills, and I expect that to show once again. It’s a real shame that we don’t have a combine this year as there are so many impressive athletes in this class and some records very well would have been broken.

Projected Round/Contract:  

As one of the consensus Top 3 tight ends in the 2021 Draft Class, Jordan will likely be a second round pick come draft day. Whether he’s drafted before or after Freiermuth, it won’t matter much as they will likely be drafted within a couple slots of each other. With that draft capital his contract will likely look similar to Cole Kmet’s ($1,722,222). Kmet signed a 4-year deal worth $7,577,778 which gave him an average yearly salary of $1,894,445.

Team Fits:

There are plenty of teams in this year’s NFL Draft that could use an athletic young tight end. One of the top one’s that would be a perfect fit for Jordan would be the Jacksonville Jaguars at pick 45. The Jaguars have a lack of talent at tight end and pairing a top talent like Jordan with Trevor Lawerence of course brings up some exciting possibilities. Lawerence already has some good wide receivers to throw to, but if the Jaguars want to surround him with the best talents in that offense, Jordan makes so much sense for Urban Meyer and the rest of the coaching staff.

There’s a team picking after the Jaguars in the second round that could also use a young athletic tight end. It’s probably one of the best landing spots possible for Jordan, as he would be catching passes from one of the best young quarterbacks in the league. Kyler Murray ($9,763,721), and the Arizona Cardinals would be a match made in heaven for an athletic, play-making tight end like Jordan. Kliff Kingsbury would be able to use Jordan all over the field and create matchups that would win them big plays underneath and down the middle of the field. With either one of these landing spots, matching up Jordan with a young quarterback gives him all the upside in the world for your dynasty teams.

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