Photo of Jordan Leggett
Drafted By: Jets
  • Round 5
  • Pick 6
  • Overall 150

Combine Results

Grade
5.51 ?
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.12 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.06 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

New OC John Morton is coming from a Saints team that loved featuring their tight ends in the passing game. Leggett is one of the better run-and-catch receiving TE's in this class. The tight end position has essentially been non-existent in recent Jets' offenses so this is a refreshing pick if nothing else. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 258LBS. Weight
  • 10 3/8" Hands

Overview

Leggett wears the No. 16 jersey at Clemson as a tribute to his friend and former high school teammate, Ian Lockwood. The figure is the total of Lockwood's No. 10 jersey and Leggett's six. Lockwood passed away from brain cancer in 2011, but Leggett has stayed close with the family and wears a Livestrong bracelet every day as a reminder of his friend. Leggett's play on the field the past two seasons has gained him significant notoriety, being named a first-team All-ACC selection and finalist for the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end. As a junior, he caught 40 passes for 525 yards and eight touchdowns. Leggett had 46 receptions for 736 yards (16.0 per) and scored seven times in Clemson's 2016 national championship season. During his first two seasons playing in Death Valley, the Florida product contributed heavily (one start, 12-176, two TDs in 2013; seven starts, 14-161, TD in 2014).

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding size for the position. Has experience playing in-line, from slot, and as a wingback. Former high school receiver with natural, confident hands to snatch throws out in front of him. Just two drops over final two college seasons. Desired foot quickness in tight quarters. Seam-buster in Clemson's offense. Has feel for finding the throw when working over top of linebackers between the hashes. Able to drop and dig out the low throws. Shows some ability to turn out edge linebackers when he puts his mind to it. Rises to the occasion, with big games against Florida State in 2015 and 2016 and another against Alabama in National Championship. Saw his yards-per-touch increase to 17.1 in 2016.

Weaknesses

Has referred to himself as lazy in the past. Passion and urgency seem to be tied to a switch he flips for the big games. Lacks natural flexibility as an athlete. Shows stiffness in his routes. Leans into his breaks rather than sink hips and has no explosion out of his cuts. Struggles to get route back on track quickly once redirected with force. Catch radius is marginal. Fights his body to adjust to throws behind him and high. Loose with football after the catch. Aggressiveness and desire to block are questioned by scouts. Lacks instincts and block-sustaining as a move blocker. Accepts the brunt of the force at the point of attack. Is a little plodding coming off line of scrimmage and into his routes.

Draft Projection

Round 4

NFL Comparison

Kellen Davis

Bottom Line

Has elite size for the position, but his motor and effort leave a lot to be desired. Despite his size, might not have the attitude necessary to be an in-line blocker on the NFL level. Tape shows a route-runner who could struggle to uncover against quality man coverage. Leggett has traits and talent, but his production was helped along by Clemson's system. Will need a more ramped-up motor to reach his potential.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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