Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room takes his first look at rising sophomore Brevin Jordan, a University of Miami tight end with the promise to continue the tradition of productive NFL options at the position.
Miami has delivered a lot of quality NFL players at a variety of positions, including running back, linebacker, defensive tackle, safety, and cornerback. The Hurricanes tight end ends have a rich history of success in the NFL—especially when considering that simply making an NFL team as a reserve and remaining in demand for multiple years is a feat.
Miami has sent 10 tight ends to the NFL since 2000 who have demonstrated enough skill on the field to have viable careers. The number of asterisks next to each player represents Pro Bowls earned:
- Chris Herndon
- David Njoku
- Clive Walford
- Jimmy Graham*****
- Dedrick Epps
- Greg Olsen***
- Kevin Everett
- Kellen Winslow, Jr.*
- Jeremy Shockey****
- Bubba Franks***
The Hurricane’s latest tight end prodigy is rising sophomore Brevin Jordan, and he displays the receiving chops of a future NFL starter. Jordan earned second-team All-ACC honors as a freshman and when you see his route running and pass-catching, you’ll understand why.
Jordan has work to do as a blocker, but the quickness, intensity, and lateral movement are all strengths to work with. If Jordan’s blocking becomes two-thirds as good as his receiving, he’ll be
a top-50 selection and top 20 selection within the next 2-3 season.
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