Clemson TE Jordan Leggett will begin his NFL career in with the New York Jets. Leggett was selected in the 5th round of the 2017 NFL Draft and the 150th pick overall. With the Jets Leggett may not have a QB that can get him the ball though, and given his strengths and weaknesses that could hurt his development.
On the physical side Leggett should be ready to contribute in the NFL. He has the height, weight, and arms that teams are looking for. He can also catch pretty much any pass thrown to him. His work in the National Championship Game was amazing. He had several fantastic catches that even he wouldn’t have caught 2 years ago. As the NFL continues to utilize the tight end position in the passing game, Leggett has a chance to do some damage to defenses.
Leggett’s issues come in the blocking game and being in the game mentally. His blocking ability isn’t very good. He’s got to work on being more agressive and wanting to block opposing players. If he can’t get that down then he’s going to get his QB killed and he won’t see much playing time.
There is definitely potential in Leggett, but the things he needs to work on are all mental so it will be interesting to see if the coaching staff can get through to him and make the changes needed so that Leggett can be a successful TE in the NFL.