In Round 5 of the 2017 NFL Draft, the New York Jets have selected tight end Jordan Leggett out of Clemson.
Finally! That’s what most fans of the New York Jets said when with the No. 160 pick in Round 5 of the 2017 NFL Draft, they finally drafted a new tight end that has promise to hopefully bring some major production out of the position.
The Jets made a big decision when selecting tight end Jordan Leggett out of Clemson to finally infuse some quality talent to a position that they probably forgot about over the past few years. In his collegiate career, Leggett totaled 1,598 receiving yards, 112 receptions, and 18 touchdowns.
Needless to say, he brings some decent size to the position at 6’5″ and 260lbs. to give the Jets some kind of red zone presence. It’s no secret that the Jets still have a big question mark when it comes to their quarterback situation but having a quality tight end as a safety net will help the cause.
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Whether it’s Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg under center, having someone like Leggett will only help their overall progression. It’s been years since the Jets had a tight end that was capable of keeping those chains moving or at the very least give them an extra receiving option on offense.
Leggett brings a lot of versatility to the mix since he’s a terrific receiving option that will stick with his assigned route and make the most out of every opportunity on the field. He also does very well when it comes to blocking to help establish the run.
Overall, the Jets have already got half of their draft class in the books and have done a good job balancing the talent across the team. They’ve already addressed their defensive secondary issues and added receiving threats to at least be somewhat competitive this upcoming season.