Jordan LeggettTE Clemson

6-5, 258, 7.12 3-Cone, 4.33 SS!

12.06 60-YS! (PD) 4.7, 9'11"Br, 

33" Vert, 18 Reps, 33 1/2" Arms 

Leaping Into Day Two. 

By TOM

He is so great in the clutch. "He's really making himself some money late in the season," a Director of scouting said. "He's got a reputation for being a little bit lazy and he definitely takes too many plays off, but when the lights are bright, he usually shows up. These playoffs could really boost his stock even more." He can leap out to the side and catch the ball three yards to the side in the biggest of situations:

Overview: One of the nation’s best tight ends, and the most decorated athlete to play the position at Clemson ... two-time Mackey Award finalist ... finished his career with 112 receptions for 1,598 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2,372 snaps over 51 games (38 starts) ... Clemson's career leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns by a tight end.

He is the best clutch catching tight end in this Draft. "He's a guy that we really expected to be a big factor for us this year," Dabo Swinney said. "He's just kind of turned the corner as far as how he prepares himself in the off-season, his practice habits, his mentality. He's just a mature guy. He's a junior now and he's grown up. He's always had the ability and the talent, but just kind of a work-in progress. Got hurt last year. But really proud of him. He is a really good football player and he's a match-up problem and a guy that, like I said, we expected to have a really good season and so far, so good." He can come up big when his team is down. 

He is terrific on the seam routes. "Coming back, I also had to think about how we have so many playmakers and there’s only one football. So it’s hard to say how many touches I’m going to get, if I’m going to have a better year than last year," Leggett said. "We’re real team guys. We get excited when each other scores, so it’s not really as much of a thing on offense, because you have to be an unselfish player. You have to play without the ball to get the ball." I never saw him fight a ball. 

He has great soft hands. "The best part is when those great players are self-driven and self-motivated, and [do] whatever you ask them to do, they’re going to always go above and beyond," Swinney said. "That’s the type of guy Gallman is. That’s the type of guy Leggett has become. So I promise you, they are focused on having their best season this year." No trouble catching the ball at full speed. 

Nice job blocking on the 2nd level when a teammate catches the ball behind him. Great job chipping on the troubling inside passrusher, and then getting into pattern and can catch the ball. Great blocker on Bubble screens. He has some surprising speed in the open field. He is a clutch catcher who had two game wining catches in 2016, FLA ST and Louisville. He finds his way open in the clutch. He knows how to get open with a fake block. He had a great 2016 season:

2016: Finalist for the John Mackey Award ... second-team All-American by AFCA and CBS Sports ... third-team All-American by Phil Steele ... first-team All-ACC (media) ... produced 46 receptions for 736 yards and seven touchdowns in 954 snaps in 15 games (15 starts) ... set Clemson single-season record for receiving yardage by a tight end in the ACC Championship Game ... posted four catches for 31 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown catch, in win at Georgia Tech ... hauled in 31-yard touchdown against Louisville that proved to be the deciding score for the Tigers against the Cardinals ... also had a two-point conversion that followed the touchdown ... scored 56-yard touchdown on a catch and run at Boston College ... had five grabs for 56 yards in win over NC State ... ACC Wide Receiver of the Week and offensive player of the game by coaches against Florida State, when he scored the game-winning touchdown with just over two minutes left ... posted 122 receiving yards, a tight end record at Clemson, in the win over the Seminoles ... posted six catches for 95 yards against Pittsburgh ... had three catches for 58 yards and a touchdown in rivalry win over South Carolina ... posted four catches for 49 yards and two touchdowns against Virginia Tech ... came up big in the National Championship win over Alabama with seven grabs for 95 yards, including a critical 17-yard reception in the redzone that helped set up the go-ahead touchdown with one second left in the game.

Additional Note:

Combine: He will drop the ball on the 3rd level sometimes. Nice blocker. He can stick his helmet right into the defender. Nice hands. Drop in each gantlet. I like the way he runs patterns. He can catch the ball looking back over his shoulder. He can adjust to the ball in the air.  

Georgia Tech: They like to throw to him short. He will line up at H-Back and lead the RB through the hole, but is not a great blocker. They line him up as the move TE a lot. Nice blocker on double teams. Nice route runner after he chips and shoves off Edgerushers. But he is more of a hitter than an inline block and grab shirt guy. He reminds me of Dwayne Allen. Nice job in pass pro. When he gets open early, he makes the catch. Excellent runner with the ball in his hands. He can lead the RB off tackle and hit and turn the OLB inside. He blocks well like a FB. He needs work sustaining blocks.

V-Tech: He is a terrific runner behind his O-linemen on the screen. He is such a good blocker that I always think of him as a blocker, but he is so much more. He can get open and catch the ball, and he is excellent at running after the catch. He can post up down field and create pass interference. He is a good hitter blocking like a FB, but he needs to grab shirt and hold on more. He is a genuine threat running down the seam. He reminds me of Allen. He is a great big TE, who is niftier and faster than you think he should be running patterns.

He was not a one-year wonder. 2015: One of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation’s top tight end ... second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation ... honorable mention All-American according to Sports Illustrated ... first-team All-ACC (coaches) ... second-team All-ACC (media) ... third on the team with 40 catches for 525 yards and eight touchdowns in 892 snaps over 15 starts ... his eight touchdowns were most on the team ... 34 of his 40 catches went for first downs ... had three catches for 29 yards in win over Appalachian State ... first Tiger tight end with a touchdown reception in five consecutive games ... caught first touchdown of the season at Louisville, a 25-yard strike from Deshaun Watson on a trick formation ... followed with six-yard touchdown catch to open the scoring in win over Notre Dame ... named co-offensive player-of-the-game by the coaches ... continued his fine play with a third straight game posting at least one touchdown with two in win over Georgia Tech ... named player-of-the-game offensively after four-catch performance ... caught six-yard touchdown pass against Boston College ... scored on a 34-yard pass from Watson at Miami to break the school record ... posted career highs with six catches and 101 yards against Florida State ... had four catches for 73 yards at South Carolina, several of which converted third downs ... caught seventh touchdown of the year in the first half with two seconds remaining against North Carolina, helping Tigers to the ACC Championship ... notched his eighth touchdown reception against Alabama in the National Championship Game to tie Dwayne Allen (2011) and Brandon Ford (2012) for the school single-season record by a tight end.

Leggett Vs FLA St:

He is a TE, not an H-Back or hybrid. He reminds me of Martellus Bennett. Watch the great block on one of the best power D-ends in the Draft. He kept him out of the play, which is not easy to do to Walker (:01). He has the versatility, like Bennett to line up in the Slot as well (:10). Like Bennett he will also go in motion to help the QB read the defense. Great job getting the Box Safety and sealing him inside (:20). He even looked like Bennett there, blocking the DB a little high and trying to pull him up, and keeping him out of the play.

Back in line. Watch the nice release looping around the D-end, and breaking wide open in the Flat (:30). Great power block on the edge guy in short yardage (:38). He is a great receiver going down the Seam, and then turning and curling inside a little, to look back at the QB (:50). Then he put his speed and shiftiness on display. He understands how to use blockers. Watch the great cut behind his WR blocking for him that almost led to the TD.

He has great natural hands to reach out and snag the ball. Nice lateral burst to the left (1:05). He turned and blocked the blitzer who guessed the count, and looked a little offsides. Then he charged over and blocked his teammate into the Endzone (1:18). He will line up outside as the Z, like Bennett did occasionally (1:29). He knows how to run patterns to get open. He broke inside the CB, and got open moving towards the QB.

He can run a smooth out and up pattern that breaks him wide open down the sideline (1:43). He showed a nice burst to get outside for the cut block but missed (2:20). He had a terrific seal block on the edge (2:31). He rammed inside the line, and knocked over three or four defenders like bowling pins (2:42). One thing about Bennett, he can be a very good inline blocker when he wants to be.

He got down field and made a nice lead block (2:58). Like Bennett, he can be great in pass pro (3:07). He showed the speed to get across the formation and lead block for the RB (3:23). At the Z. He knows how to get open in pattern. He broke it off and cut inside (3:53). He never seemed to fight the ball.

I liked how he hopped around the Safety with a little swim (4:05). It wasn't elegant, but he blocked two guys on that play (4:14). He got two blocks in again out in space on the edge (4:34). He faked the inline block, and then ran down the seam (4:42). Great job moving laterally to block the smaller quicker DB (4:54). Nice heavy hands in pass pro to pop the 280-pound edgerusher back (5:04). It is not easy to block Walker when he can see the QB has the ball.

Set up and blocked the DB (5:15). He curved over the middle wide open and Watson saw him late. That should have been an easy throw (5:24). He chipped on Walker, and let #5 run the wrong way (5:32). He showed a nice release off the line there (5:52). In line on the Goal line. Bennett was excellent here. He got a jab in, but gave up the edge (6:07). He will get stronger in the NFL, and become a more consistent blocker.

He made the block on the safety. He likes to push off too much, and needs to grab some shirt more (6:15). He always seemed to get a nice initial hit and be in perfect position, but he doesn't sustain blocks near enough. That is the biggest weakness in his game (6:23). He got himself into good blocking position again (6:33). But he couldn't sustain the block at all. But then again, Walker made a lot of blockers look foolish last season.

Until he can sustain blocker for longer, he is just a move tight end. But he can get down the Seam, and make a play on the badly thrown ball in the air (6:46). That is a 6-5 260-pound Move TE laying out for his QB there. He is a very underrated athlete (6:53). The more I watch him the more I like.

He just kept getting himself open going down the Seam. Then he can run over some DBs. That is a nice clutch catch, down 5 with 3 to go (7:04). He got himself open again on a Seam route. This time he broke it Out for another nice clutch catch (and yes, I am setting you up 7:15). He broke himself open again on a Seam route. This time he ran a flag off the seam his best clutch catch of the game. (7:28). He really showed all his underrated athleticism here. 

He ran stride for stride with the WR on his release. Then the smooth cut outside that broke him wide open in pattern (7:41). Watch him reach back, and get short armed a little, and still catch it effortlessly. That was a very difficult catch that he made look easy. Then he saw the DB coming, got low, and leaped the ball into the Endzone from the five. Plus he had the foresight to put his left hand down to give him that extra foot in the air to get the ball over the goal line. Well how do you Mr. Leggett.

Leggett Vs FLA ST:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48wsOgclTyc

Clemson Vs Louisville:

Louisville:  He can be a weapon going down the seam. Nice blocker outside on screens. Nice hands catching the ball. He can drag all the way across the field, and then jump out and catch the high and outside pass, and then turn up field. Great soft hands that ball just seems to melt into. He is a clutch player, who had a huge TD against Louisville to put them up late in the 4th.

He is the most clutch tight end in the Draft. He is line up as the Strongside Tight end. He chipped on the OLB, as Watson rolled out, in a misdirection behind him. Then Leggett dragged back the other way underneath the WR clearing out that side (28:43). He caught it smoothly and naturally, turning back with the ball behind him. Another more difficult game winning catch than he made it look. Then watch the speed and athleticism as he ran by the DE. He cut back to make the DB miss, and then jogged in for another game winning touchdown.

But that's not all, with Clemson up four, and the game was not assured, they went for Two. He lined up as the strongside TE again on the 2-point conversion. Watson faked the run, as Leggett chipped on the OLB. Then Leggett sliced between the Safeties, to get himself wide open in pattern. Watson lobbed him the ball gently as he had gotten himself so wide open in pattern. He grabbed it to put them six, and they hung on for the win.  

Clemson Vs Louisville:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0Xsj2Ayigw

Leggett's Official Bio:

Overview: One of the nation’s best tight ends, and the most decorated athlete to play the position at Clemson ... two-time Mackey Award finalist ... finished his career with 112 receptions for 1,598 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2,372 snaps over 51 games (38 starts) ... Clemson's career leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns by a tight end.

2016: Finalist for the John Mackey Award ... second-team All-American by AFCA and CBS Sports ... third-team All-American by Phil Steele ... first-team All-ACC (media) ... produced 46 receptions for 736 yards and seven touchdowns in 954 snaps in 15 games (15 starts) ... set Clemson single-season record for receiving yardage by a tight end in the ACC Championship Game ... posted four catches for 31 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown catch, in win at Georgia Tech ... hauled in 31-yard touchdown against Louisville that proved to be the deciding score for the Tigers against the Cardinals ... also had a two-point conversion that followed the touchdown ... scored 56-yard touchdown on a catch and run at Boston College ... had five grabs for 56 yards in win over NC State ... ACC Wide Receiver of the Week and offensive player of the game by coaches against Florida State, when he scored the game-winning touchdown with just over two minutes left ... posted 122 receiving yards, a tight end record at Clemson, in the win over the Seminoles ... posted six catches for 95 yards against Pittsburgh ... had three catches for 58 yards and a touchdown in rivalry win over South Carolina ... posted four catches for 49 yards and two touchdowns against Virginia Tech ... came up big in the National Championship win over Alabama with seven grabs for 95 yards, including a critical 17-yard reception in the redzone that helped set up the go-ahead touchdown with one second left in the game.

2015: One of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation’s top tight end ... second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation ... honorable mention All-American according to Sports Illustrated ... first-team All-ACC (coaches) ... second-team All-ACC (media) ... third on the team with 40 catches for 525 yards and eight touchdowns in 892 snaps over 15 starts ... his eight touchdowns were most on the team ... 34 of his 40 catches went for first downs ... had three catches for 29 yards in win over Appalachian State ... first Tiger tight end with a touchdown reception in five consecutive games ... caught first touchdown of the season at Louisville, a 25-yard strike from Deshaun Watson on a trick formation ... followed with six-yard touchdown catch to open the scoring in win over Notre Dame ... named co-offensive player-of-the-game by the coaches ... continued his fine play with a third straight game posting at least one touchdown with two in win over Georgia Tech ... named player-of-the-game offensively after four-catch performance ... caught six-yard touchdown pass against Boston College ... scored on a 34-yard pass from Watson at Miami to break the school record ... posted career highs with six catches and 101 yards against Florida State ... had four catches for 73 yards at South Carolina, several of which converted third downs ... caught seventh touchdown of the year in the first half with two seconds remaining against North Carolina, helping Tigers to the ACC Championship ... notched his eighth touchdown reception against Alabama in the National Championship Game to tie Dwayne Allen (2011) and Brandon Ford (2012) for the school single-season record by a tight end.

2014: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had 14 receptions for 161 yards and one touchdown in 360 snaps over 11 games (seven starts) ... had two receptions for 25 yards against SC State on Sept. 6 ... had a five-yard receiving touchdown against North Carolina on Sept. 27 ... had a 21-yard reception against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had three receptions for 43 yards against Louisville on Oct. 11 ... had two receptions for 25 yards at Boston College on Oct. 18 ... had two receptions for 13 yards against South Carolina on Nov. 29 ... had a game-high seven receptions for a game-high 59 yards and a touchdown in the Spring Game.

2013: Had 12 receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns in 166 snaps over 10 games (one start) ... had a six-yard reception against SC State on Sept. 7; it was his first career game ... had three receptions for 38 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown, against Wake Forest on Sept. 28 ... had a 10-yard reception and two kickoff returns for 12 yards against No. 5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had a five-yard receiving touchdown at Maryland on Oct. 26; it was his first career start ... had four receptions for 30 yards at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had a 44-yard reception against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had a team-high 43-yard reception against No. 6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3 ... enrolled in January ... had seven receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown in the Spring Game; his 50-yard receiving touchdown gave his Orange team the lead for good.

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