Former Miami Hurricanes tight end Brevin Jordan who was projected to be a third-round pick in the NFL tumbled to the fifth round when he was finally selected by the Houston Texans. Jordan was the third highest-ranked TE prospect for the 2021 NFL Draft by CBS Sports. Eight TEs were drafted before Jordan.
Jordan had to watch the Dolphins pass him up for Boston College TE Hunter Long. Also selected ahead of Jordan at TE was Kylen Granson who shares Miami Hurricanes offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee in common. Lashlee coached Granson for two seasons with the Mustangs. Jordan will join the Texans as a backup TE.
Pharaoh Brown and Darren Fells are the starters, but Jordan Atkins is the Texans most productive receiver at TE. The three combined for 72 receptions for 878 yards and seven touchdowns. Jordan is far more talented as a receiver than a blocker. Akins was a third-round pick from Central Florida in 2018.
Jordan will join a Texans team with uncertainty at quarterback. Starter Deshaun Watson is in legal trouble and there is a strong likelihood he will not play in 2021. Jordan is used to playing on a team with uncertainty at quarterback. In his three seasons with Miami, Jordan primarily caught passes from four different QBs.
Jordan finished his Miami career with 105 receptions for 1,358 yards and 13 TDs. Playing for a school known as TE U, Jordan was among the top three at the position in Hurricanes history. Jordan will have to improve on his blocking at the next level. At the least Jordan gives the Texans a versatile receiver.
Jordan primarily in the slot last season. The versatility that Jordan has should allow him to get on the field more often in passing situations. Houston can use Jordan as a second TE or split him out wide. Jordan was often injury-prone in college with coupled with not being an elite blocker probably cause him to tumble in the draft.