2021 NFL Draft: Brevin Jordan Player Profile

Brevin Jordan 2021 NFL Draft Overview

Position: Tight End
Height: 6’3”
Weight: 247 pounds
School: Miami (FL)

 

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Brevin Jordan 2021 NFL Draft Profile

The tight end class is typically very shallow but that isn’t the case and Brevin Jordan is a prime example. Last year’s first tight end drafted was Cole Kmet who had 43 catches for 515 yards his final year in college. Jordan recorded 38 grabs and 576 yards in two fewer games and he ranks no higher than fifth among tight ends on some draft boards.

A four-star recruit, per 247 Sports, Jordan attended Bishop Gorman High School in Summerlin, Nevada. He tallied 90 catches, 1612 yards, and 22 touchdowns; including 1111 yards and 13 touchdowns on 63 grabs as a senior. He even took nine carries for 53 yards, showing off some of the versatility that will help him at the next level at an early age.

Jordan is a decent blocker despite his size. His athleticism allows him to overcome what is still a developing route tree. That his per-game production improved despite missing two games is perhaps the most encouraging development. Jordan had two 100-yard receiving games this past season and had a team-high 96 receiving yards against Oklahoma State in the Cheez-It Bowl.

 

Strengths

  • A good athlete with good ability in space
  • Versatile: Can be used all over the formation, including the backfield
  • Has shown improvement each year
  • Good pedigree coming from Miami
  • Produced in team’s biggest game

Weaknesses

  • Not very explosive
  • Not fluid route runner
  • Doesn’t always block with proper technique
  • Needs to get stronger
  • Can be beaten at the point of attack

 

NFL Comparison: Irv Smit

Jordan has the tools to be a very good tight end and maybe even the top threat at the position in the right situation. Irv Smith Jr came out of Alabama with a similar profile to Jordan and the latter could follow a similar trajectory; used situationally at first while he develops his game and physically. Again, his ultimate ceiling will most likely depend on the scheme he’s in.

Teams in Need at the Position: Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

Projection: 4th Round

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Bottom Line on Brevin Jorda

The draft projection is more of a recognition of the depth in this class than an indictment of Jordan. He has the tools to be the top tight end on a roster someday. But his continued development and the scheme he plays will play a larger role than most. He’s already showing he can handle the first part on his own.

Tight ends rarely come in and contribute right away so saying that Jordan will need time is not a knock either. In any other year he could even sneak his way into the second round and, as it stands, could still hear his name called in the third.

 

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