Miami Hurricanes TE Brevin Jordan biggest pros and cons entering NFL Draft

Dec 29, 2020; Orlando, FL, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 29, 2020; Orlando, FL, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports /

Brevin Jordan continued the Miami Hurricanes being known at Tight End U during his three seasons in Coral Gables. Jordan finished his Miami career with 105 receptions for 1,358 receiving yards and 13 TDs. Jordan finished fifth among Miami TEs in receptions, fourth in receiving yards and second in TDs in program history.

Entering the 2021 NFL Draft, Jordan is ranked as the third-best TE by Pro Football Focus. Florida TE Kyle Pitts and Pat Friermuth of Penn State are the two TEs ranked ahead of Jordan. Jordan was the top TE in the Class of 2018, while Pitts was fifth and Friermuth was ninth, but the second-ranked TE for Penn State in the class.

Both came to the Sunshine State from other parts of the country. Jordan is an alum of legendary Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas with former Miami Hurricanes teammates Bubba Bolden and Tate Martell. Pitts is from Warminster, Pennsylvania. Friermuth prepped at Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts.

Jordan has proven to be an exceptional player with the ball in his hands after he makes the catch. The ability for Jordan to run with the ball after the catch was labeled as his biggest pro. The concern for PFF with Jordan is his ball skills and ability to make the catch on contested balls.

"3. BREVIN JORDAN, MIAMI (FLA.)Biggest pro: YAC abilityJordan is move tight end in its purest form. His pro-day performance did him no favors, but he has proven to be a dynamic weapon after the catch that should translate to the NFL. Jordan broke 21 tackles on 105 career catches at the U, averaging over 8.0 yards after the catch per reception.As Mike Renner noted in PFF’s 2021 NFL Draft Guide, Jordan makes cuts that aren’t typical for a tight end, and he showed that he could separate against man coverage. Kyle Pitts was the only tight end who generated more yards per route run against man coverage than Jordan did last season."

"Biggest con: Ball skillsThere are concerns about his suspect inline-blocking ability along with his “tweener build,” but his ball skills are the biggest worry when projecting him to the NFL. Body catches litter his tape, and Jordan has struggled to win in contested scenarios.Over the last couple of years, Jordan ranks dead last among Power 5 tight ends in contested-catch rate, with just four receptions on 19 such targets."

One of the other criticisms of Jordan has been his inability to stay healthy. After Miami held Pro Day on Monday, Jordan spoke about the dedication he had during his Hurricanes career. Jordan missed seven games during his Miami Hurricanes career. In the past two seasons, Jordan has missed three games each year.

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Less than a month before the NFL Draft is held, Jordan is projected to be taken on day two in the second or third round. Jordan would be the highest player drafted from the Miami offense since fellow TE David Njoku was taken in the first round by the Cleveland Browns in the 2017 NFL Draft.