The Pittsburgh Steelers are desperate for tight end help. Behind Eric Ebron is inexperience and an overall lack of talent. That means a guy like Miami’s Brevin Jordan has to be in play for them.
Key Numbers: Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami
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Odds and Ends
Is from Las Vegas, Nevada… Prepped at powerhouse Bishop-Gorman High School… Helped lead his team to a ninth straight state championship… Was number one rated tight end by ESPN.com… Went to earn All-ACC honors in 2019 and Second Team All-ACC in 2020… Chose Miami over Florida State, Florida and Georgia… Father Darrell was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1990… Had eight receptions for 96 yards and two scores in Cheez-It Bowl win over Oklahoma State this past season… Missed three games in 2020 due to a shoulder injury.
What’s to Like
Terrific position flexibility. Lines up in the slot, the wing, wide, as an H-Back and in the traditional in-line formation… Has ‘run after catch’ ability… Looks to block downfield on QB run or broken play… Wouldn’t call his hands “great” but they are reliable… Shows the ability to settle down in holes in zone coverage… Can certainly wreck smaller DBs when carrying the ball.
Pass blocking is adequate but can be better… He’s going to struggle if tasked with blocking EDGE rushers… doesn’t always get separation from coverage… Route running is decent but will need work at the next level… Sometimes loses balance when stalk blocking smaller DBs… When he misses catches its because the ball gets into his body… Not as athletic as I expected him to be/tight in the hips.
Jordan is not flashy. There are no “play of the week” type moments in his game but he’s a reliable target as a receiver. He can break tackles with power and has the ability to shake past some defenders as well. He appears to me to be destined to be a number two tight end in the NFL. His best routes are the underneath ones or off some quick throws but he can occasionally shine on a post or corner route. His blocking is likely what keeps him from rising higher on draft boards. It’s not terrible, especially on screens and dumps where he can get in front of the ball carrier, but in-line and pass protection are a struggle.
My Draft Grade
I have him pegged as a fourth round guy but it wouldn’t shock me if someone took him late in the third round. The willingness to block and work hard is there in my opinion and I can see a team thinking it can make more out out of him but if I’m selecting I’m holding off until the fourth. What the Steelers really need is a hammer. A guy who can block and establish dominance on the edge because Jordan is closer to Eric Ebron than he is to a blocking standout.
Film Watched: vs Florida State (2020), vs UAB (2020), vs Louisville (2020), vs Duke (2020), vs Miami (2020)
Stats courtesy profootballnetwork.com