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Scouting The 2017 NFL Draft: Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson

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The Jets are showing some serious interest in the Clemson product, we take a look at what makes him so special.

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Jordan Leggett is incredibly talented player and it's easy to see why he's being talked about as a 2nd/3rd round talent in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Every time I've watched Clemson, Leggett has flashed. The Jets showed some interest in Leggett at the combine. Earlier this week Clemson held their pro day, and Jets tight end coach Jimmie Johnson was in attendance, along with senior director of college scouting Rex Hogan.

The Jets need to get more production from their tight end position, so drafting someone like Leggett would make a lot of sense for a team looking for an offensive identity.


Hometown: Navarre, Florida

Height: 6'5

Weight: 259lb's

Hands: 10 3/8"

Arms: 33 1/2"

Combine Performance

Bench: 18

Vertical: 33.0"

Broad: 114.0"

3 Cone: 7.12

20 Yard: 4.33

60 Yard: 12.06

College Statistics

2013: 12 REC, 176 Yards, 14.7 AVG, 2 TD

2014: 14 REC, 161 Yards, 11.5 AVG, 1 TD

2015: 40 REC, 525 Yards, 13.1 AVG, 8 TD

2016: 46 REC, 736 Yards, 16.0 AVG, 7 TD

Positive Attributes

  • Excellent size for the position.
  • Has had good production
  • Put up two good games against Bama in National Champ 2015/2016
  • Rarely puts the ball on the ground, 2 drops in 2 years.
  • Shows a good feel for coverage and locating soft spots
  • Big hands and long arms, catches the ball away from his body.
  • Once he gets going, good speed for his size down the seam.
  • Decent red-zone target who uses his frame well, although he needs to get more consistent here.

Negative Attributes

  • Doesn't always give 100%
  • Doesn't seem overly interested as a blocker.
  • Little tight in and out of his breaks.
  • Needs space to build up to top speed.
  • Doesn't have elite quickness off the line.
  • Doesn't play with a good enough base when blocking.
  • Good initial punch will rock him off the line in the run game.
  • Doesn't accelerate out of his breaks.

Draft Grade - 3rd

Leggett is a 3rd round prospect for me. I really like his potential, but man that effort worries me. He really doesn't offer a great deal as a blocker, and doesn't show all that much fight when trying either. He's a good reliable pass catcher that doesn't have the athleticism of an O.J Howard, but he does have talent that you can work with. He has a good frame and good size for the position, but he'll need to show more willingness to get his nose dirty in the NFL t reach that potential. His coaches called him Lazy Leggett early in his career, and he states the effort the last two years has been there.

Leggett on Leggett

I feel like it’s definitely beneficial being in Clemson’s offense, going from split all the way out, outside in a two-point stance as a wide receiver, slot receiver, being back and also attached to the line of scrimmage. I feel like it’s definitely helped me tremendously being one of the more complete tight ends and having done it all.