Photo of Jordan Leslie
Grade
5.28 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 215LBS. Weight

Overview

2014: Played in 13 games, recording 55 receptions for 779 yards and six touchdowns. 2013 (at UTEP): Led UTEP with 44 receptions for 612 yards and seven touchdowns. Graduated from UTEP with a degree in electrical engineering. 2012 (at UTEP): Had 51 catches for 973 yards and six touchdowns. 2011 (at UTEP): Had 20 receptions for 430 yards and two touchdowns.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.41 and 4.46 seconds
Vertical jump: 36 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 10 inches
Short shuttle: 4.08 seconds
3-cone: 6.87 seconds
Bench: 18 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Able to adjust and go get low throws. Varies speed in his routes and can lull cornerbacks to sleep and get over top of them. Has a turbo button he can call on to chase down the deep ball. Very good ball tracker and can make over-­the­-shoulder catches. Flashes ability as a route­ runner who can frustrate cornerbacks with more complex routes. Physical and highly competitive after catch. Can make defenders miss after catch and chalk up yards after catch. Won't give cornerbacks an easy tackle once contact is made.

Weaknesses

Body catcher. Allows throws into his frame. Won't show top speed in routes unless he's going vertical. Can get more push on cornerbacks if he learns to play faster off the snap. Needs to improve consistency of effort when asked to block. Will round off routes at times, opening door for aggressive cornerbacks to jump the route.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

Bottom Line

Possesses NFL size and timed speed and must prove to teams that he can consistently play to the speed. His choppy footwork helps him play with adequate short-area quickness in his routes, but he must play with more consistent hands. Leslie's NFL traits give him a good shot of hearing his named called on Day 3 and making an NFL roster.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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