2021 NFL Draft: Keep an eye on Miami TE Brevin Jordan

New Houston Texans tight end Brevin Jordan. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
New Houston Texans tight end Brevin Jordan. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Do not sleep on Miami tight end Brevin Jordan. The 2021 NFL Draft prospect has unique upside at the next level.

There appears to be some exciting tight end talent at the top of the 2021 NFL Draft class. Penn State’s Pat Freiermuth is considered by most to be the top tight end in the class, as his well-rounded game brings him obvious value at the position. Florida’s Kyle Pitts is not as well-rounded as Freiermuth, but he is an exciting receiver who will undoubtedly be in the TE1 running when the 2021 NFL Draft rolls around.

Freiermuth and Pitts will likely be the top two tight ends off of the board next April, but Miami’s Brevin Jordan stands out as an exciting player at the position who we should be watching closely. Jordan is entering his Junior season at Miami and should be in line for a big season in the Hurricanes’ offensive attack.

Last season, Jordan hauled in 35 receptions for 495 yards and two touchdowns. He was a dynamic playmaker in the Miami offense but lacked the consistency that one would like to see out of a top-tier draft prospect. If he can become a more consistent target and playmaker this season, his 2021 NFL Draft stock could skyrocket.

Jordan is listed at 6-foot-3, 245 pounds, but honestly, he looks a bit more slender than his listed weight. He relies on his impressive quickness and explosive athleticism to win in the middle of the field. He is dynamic enough as an athlete to win a majority of the time and really shows a ton of ability as a run-after-catch player. Jordan is quick and decisive with the ball in his hands and is a physical player at the point of contact.

While Jordan is not the most consistent run blocker at this point in his career, he shows impressive competitive toughness in this area. He shows enough to at least be competent in this area at the next level, allowing his NFL team to line him up as a true inline tight end as a matchup nightmare in the passing game for opposing linebackers.

Jordan is an exciting playmaker who can make plays at all levels of the defense. However, he is an extremely raw route runner who does not seem to create much natural separation. If he can become a more nuanced route runner during the 2020 season, his 2021 NFL Draft stock should take a big step forward.

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An exciting playmaker with tremendous run-after-catch upside, Brevin Jordan is undoubtedly a tight end to keep a close eye on this season. He may not reach the level of Freiermuth or Pitts, but Jordan could be a fantastic Day 2 value selection who could come in and provide immediate value and long-term upside for his NFL team.