2017 NFL DRAFT

Jordan Leggett, TE

School: Clemson  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Navarre, FL
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 258 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
11483-4

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---- 33-4.337.12
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.71--- 339'5"4.337.12

Player Overview

Leggett was a second-team All-ACC pick as a junior in 2015 before opting to enter the NFL draft. The former three-star wide receiver prospect from Navarre (Fla.) high school played all three seasons for the Tigers.

As a true freshman in 2013, Leggett had 12 receptions for 176 yards and two scores. He played in 10 games, starting once. In 2014, Leggett's playing time doubled but his production in terms of receiving stayed about the same. He finished with 14 receptions for 161 yards and a score, while starting in seven of the 11 games he played in.

Leggett started every game in 2015, finishing the regular season with 34 catches for 442 yards and scored seven times.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Finally lived up to his promise in 2015 after an up and down first two years with Clemson. A very athletic tight end who is a threat because of his combination of size, speed and quickness, especially in the red zone. He's bigger than safeties and faster than most linebackers.

Terrific versatility because he can line up out wide, split or in-line. He can be an H-back or put on the move in motion. Best in space, matched up with a linebacker because of his athleticism. Former high school wide receiver that runs routes better than most tight ends. Gets off the line of scrimmage well and does a nice job of finding openings in coverage.

Natural pass catcher who doesn't fight the ball. Then, he becomes dangerous after the catch because of his speed.

WEAKNESSES: Wildly inconsistent in his play and effort on and off the field during his first two seasons. Suspended for a game during his freshman season and also battled "effort" problems, earning the nickname "Lazy Leggett." His improvement in 2015 was not just a change for game-day, but in his total preparation for the season. NFL scouts will want to see his full-time commitment moving forward.

A former high school wide receiver who is learning how to block. It's not his strong-suit, but he is coming along. Becoming more of a physical player, especially near or at the line of scrimmage, is something Leggett must commit to if he's too succeed in pro ball.

COMPARES TO: Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins - Reed, like Leggett, played a former position (quarterback) in high school and had to transform himself into a tight end. The two are athletically very similar as well.

IN OUR VIEW: Leggett is one of the more athletically gifted tight end prospects. He will be a real find for someone and be a nice addition to most passing games. Leggett can get open, catch the football and make plays and be a wonderful weapon. However, he has to prove two things to scouts. First, that's he's truly committed to the game and will work hard. Second, Leggett must continue to work on blocking. If he does those two things, he can become a very good NFL player.

--Jamie Newberg (1/11/16)

 
 
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