It’s always interesting to monitor the players that are on everyone’s radar going into the College Football season and to see if they hold up and maintain the stock throughout the year. There are always risers and fallers throughout the season and pre-draft process, but there are very few players that are universally well-regarded going in and have the same perception at the end.
Jordan was on everyone’s radar heading into the 2020 CFB season alongside Kyle Pitts and Pat Freiermuth, and he did very little this past season to alter people’s opinions. Jordan averaged over 15 yards per reception this past season and hit career highs in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns. He’s a versatile receiving option that can line up anywhere on the field.
Does Jordan have the athleticism to live up to a lofty comparison? Is he worth spending a significant pick on in your rookie drafts?
These questions are answered here in our scouting profile on Brevin Jordan:
Weight: 245 lbs.
Arms: 32 7/8
Hands: 9 3/4
40-Yard Dash: 4.69
Vertical Jump: 31
Broad Jump: 116
Bench: 17 Reps
Skills Breakdown (out of 100)
Route Running (76): Jordan can line up all over the formation and be used in various ways. He has the athleticism to be pulled across the formation, or he can be given the ball behind the LOS on screens and asked to create after the catch. He sinks in and out of his routes well, and he should only continue developing and refining this aspect of his game at the next level.
Movability (79): Tremendous movability for a player of his size. He was asked to move all over the formation at Miami, and he succeeded in this role. Able to get up and out of his stance attached to the LOS well too.
Hands (77): Solid receiving ability when he’s in the open field. He shows good hand-eye coordination and can track the ball well while it’s in the air. Has a wide catch radius.
Contested Catch Ability (76): He needs to improve in pure contested situations and 50/50 balls, but he can hang onto the ball well through contact.
Run After Catch Ability (79): Excellent RAC ability and being able to create on his own for a player of his size. Miami wouldn’t give him the ball on screens, etc., if they didn’t think that he could make positive yardage out of it, and he did that routinely. He’ll be a solid option to pull across the formation and give the ball to on boots, rollouts, etc.
In-Line Blocking (77): Solid blocker. He won’t drive any players backward but certainly has enough strength and technique to stand in and hold his own. He’ll be able to stay on the field for all three downs.
Speed (78): Good speed and agility for a player of his size. He won’t break away from defenders that are in pursuit of big plays but certainly has more than enough speed to be one of the faster and more agile TEs in the league from day one.
TE Brevin Jordan was asked to block DEs throughout his career at Miami – he is MUCH better blocking prospect than we think
Whether 1-on-1 pass pro, sealing DE in run game, or whamming a NT – Jordan is willing & capable!
He is best ‘all-around’ TE in this 2021 NFL Draft class pic.twitter.com/QulYjZ0s9Y
– Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) February 13, 2021
My favorite part of the interview with Miami TE Brevin Jordan was asking him what type of TE he is.
“You can put me in-line on a DE or LB and I’ll get it done. I also can be out wide and play in the backfield.”
The Week 0 game against Florida last season is a great example. pic.twitter.com/8LXAKvVF0A
– Jordan Reid (@Jordan_Reid) June 26, 2020
They Said It
Projected Draft Range
There are certainly two tight ends going off the board before Jordan in this class. Kyle Pitts and Pat Freiermuth both have 1st round potential, but Jordan’s stock is now a mystery due to his Pro Day numbers coming back slightly more disappointing than anticipated. Jordan could go off the board anywhere on Day 2.
Ideal Fantasy Landing Spot
The Tennessee Titans just lost a versatile Tight End on their roster to free agency, and they could easily look to replace him with a similar style of player. Jordan would step right into the vacated Jonnu Smith role.
Jordan has the athleticism to be a movable chess piece for an NFL offense, but he’s not going to outright run by defenders. With that in mind, Jonnu Smith has been a popular comp that lines up from a skillset and body type standpoint. However, Smith obviously has much more juice to his game and is much more of a threat after the catch. Smith is 6’2/248lbs and ran a 4.62 at the Combine, while Jordan is 6’2/247lbs and ran a 4.69 at the Miami Pro Day. Jordan can be moved around the formation and fill a similar type of role that Smith did for Tennessee, but he might not be as productive or effective.
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