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PFF scouting report: Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson

during a game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Name: Jordan Leggett

School: Clemson

Position fit: Joker/move and/or inline tight end

Stats to know: Third-most total snaps played (2,263) over the last three years in the tight end draft class and fifth-most college playoff snaps played (327) in college football history.

What he does best:

  • Some of, if not the most skilled receiving hands in the TE draft class — reduced drop rate by 25 percent both in 2015 and 2016.
  • Nine drops on 109 catchable passes the last three years.
  • Limits ball contact with the body using strong hands to snatch it out of the air.
  • Anticipates contact well at the catch point.
  • Natural ability to manipulate momentum after the catch to avoid first contact.
  • Decent ability to maintain directional blocks.

Biggest concerns:

  • Doesn’t have great straight-line speed and does not run crisp routes. Will have to make his mark winning at the catch point.
  • Run-blocking is a current weakness — ranked in the bottom 15 percent of the TE draft class in average grade per run blocking snap.
  • Prone to taking very poor angles when blocking on the move — Andre the Giant footwork when open-field blocking.
  • Can be caught playing high while searching for a block.
  • Reach blocking is not a strength.
  • Much of production stemmed from favorable scheme and/or coverage busts.
  • Routes cut off by defenders far too often.

Player comparison: Richard Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Short of playing a one-dimensional receiving role, any chance of Jordan’s chances of a prolonged NFL career depend entirely around revamping his overall blocking technique. Leggett hasn’t played a snap of special teams over the last three years and neither he or Rodgers have provided anything on tape that would be deserving of a run blocking role.

Bottom line: Leggett possesses the big-game experience, level of receiving chops and playmaking that will find a home on an NFL roster. His ability to contribute toward extracurricular roles should be considered a work in progress.

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