Clemson’s Jordan Leggett is the prototypical contemporary tight end. But, will he fulfill his immense potential?
School: Clemson Ht: 6-5 Wt: 258
Jordan Leggett has the size and athleticism to thrive on the NFL level. Able to create separation from linebackers and safeties as a receiver. Shows the ability to be a matchup nightmare when split out wide, especially as a red zone threat. Has natural hands and plucks the ball from the air. High points the ball in the air when contested and generally wins in 50/50 situations. Performed at his best in big moments during his final year at Clemson. Shows the flexibility to make clean breaks and adjust to errant passes on the fly. Locates ball well, tucks and gets up field quickly and naturally.
Leggett is essentially a wide receiver in a tight end’s body at this point. While he shows versatility as a receiver, he rarely displays the desire or ability to be a competent in-line blocker. In the run game, plays much smaller than his sizes indicates. Didn’t live up to his potential in college until his final year and was highly inconsistent before that. He has the reputation of being lazy and not honing his craft. Questionable work ethic will follow, and potentially ruin him, on the NFL level.
Leggett has all the tangible tools to be a successful NFL tight end. His size, speed, hands and length make him an intriguing target. However, his lackadaisical attitude and lazy reputation must be seriously adjusted if he ever wants to reach his ceiling. Teams must diagnose whether the increased level of production his final collegiate season is attributable to an increased level of commitment.
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