Jordan's combination of size, athleticism, and movement skills should help him find an NFL home
From a pure physical tools standpoint, Brevin Jordan is an intriguing tight end prospect in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. Even though he's not a small man, Jordan moves exceptionally well and has improved tremendously as a route-runner during his three years at Miami. He projects right away as a mismatch for defenses and has the potential to claim an even bigger role in a team's playbook.
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Brevin Jordan Draft Profile
A sudden and exceptionally fluid mover for a man his size, Jordan creates separation with ease against linebackers and safeties and will likely be able to shake most big slot corners who try to match up with him in the NFL. His feel for route-running improved throughout his collegiate career, and he shows an understanding of how to set up defenders. His size makes him too much for smaller, quicker corners to handle. He has soft hands and the tendency to pluck throws away from his frame and transition smoothly into a ball carrier.
There are limitations as a blocker. Some of that lack of physicality shows up in contested-catch situations, where he doesn’t dominate the way a player with his size should.
There is some young Eric Ebron in his game, with movement skills and pure athleticism but also a lack of physicality. If he gets stronger and emerges as even a get-in-the-way blocker, allowing him to play in-line, he’ll become a versatile force. Even if he doesn’t, he should still be enough of a mismatch in the passing game to be an impact player, even part-time.
Final Grade: 1st/2nd round
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