Miami Hurricanes passing game should get big boost from Brevin Jordan return

Oct 11, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 11, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes passing offense should be boosted by the expected return of tight end Brevin Jordan against North Carolina State after he missed the last two games.

Miami Hurricanes tight end Brevin Jordan who missed the last two games with a shoulder injury is expected to play on Friday night against North Carolina State. The return of Jordan should be a boost to Miami quarterback D’Eriq King and the Hurricanes passing game. Jordan led Miami in receiving before his injury.

Jordan is second on Miami in receptions and receiving yards after Mike Harley passed him in the Hurricanes 19-14 victory over Virginia two weeks ago. Fellow junior TE Will Mallory is tied with Jordan for the Miami lead in TD receptions with three each. Jordan has 18 receptions for 243 receiving yards and three receiving TDs in 2020.

Jordan tied or outright led Miami in receptions and receiving yards in three of the four games he has played this season. King and Jordan connected for TD passes in the first three games of 2020. Mallory has played well when Jordan has been out the last two seasons. Jordan brings a different dimension to the Miami offense.

It seems like the plan by head coach Manny Diaz and the Miami offensive staff was for Jordan to sit out the two games and have another week off heading into the bye last week. Jordan appears to be ready to go for North Carolina State. Having Jordan for the stretch run should be a boost to the Miami Hurricanes offense.

"“Brevin is healthy, like what we expected for this game.”"

Diaz mentioned the availability for Jordan earlier this week. The health for Jordan was discussed by Diaz during his weekly appearance on the Joe Rose Show and during his news conference with beat reporters on Monday. Mallory had some big moments while Jordan was out.

Mallory had two receptions for 109 yards and two TDs in the last two games. Both TDs came against Pittsburgh. Mallory opened the game against Virginia with a 45-yard reception on the first play of the game. King followed that up with a 38-yard TD pass to Harley. Jordan is another threat in the passing game.

Despite missing two full games and most of the loss to Clemson, Jordan is fifth among ACC TEs in receptions and four in receiving yards this season. The preseason All-ACC TE has a chance to continue to challenge for a spot to earn first-team all-conference at the end of the 2020 season.

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Jordan was the big play receiver for King and Miami before his injury. Jordan has 10 receptions for first downs, six for 15 or more yards and two receptions of 25 or more yards. In two, almost three more games Harley has 16 receptions for first downs, six for 15 or more yards and two for 25 or more yards.