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A look at newly drafted tight end Jordan Leggett

Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers tight end Jordan Leggett (16) is tackled by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Ronnie Harrison (15) during the third quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers tight end Jordan Leggett (16) is tackled by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Ronnie Harrison (15) during the third quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Jets finally drafted a tight end that is capable of bringing some much-needed production out of the position. Here’s a look at tight end Jordan Leggett out of Clemson.

For the past few seasons, the New York Jets were without a reliable tight end and well, now they may have found one in Jordan Leggett out of Clemson. Leggett is a premier receiving threat at 6’5″ and weighing in at 258lbs.

With new offensive coordinator John Morton in the mix, it’s expected he will finally have a playbook that features a tight end that should keep those chains moving. Leggett should be used tremendously in his rookie season with the Jets.

The Jets haven’t had a quality tight end in years, which is hard to believe since so many teams use it for so much more than just an extra blocker on offense. Drafting Leggett will easily change that since he had such a solid career at Clemson.

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In college, Leggett totaled 112 receptions, 1,598 receiving yards, and 18 touchdowns. He has a very high football IQ and knows situational football. He’ll get that first down on short-yardage situations and should have no issues transitioning to a pro offense.

Leggett could open the field up for other receivers such as Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa, and Robby Anderson. With the offense being lackluster last season, they now have another weapon that could make a big difference.

Leggett has the potential in being a quality player that could make this offense much better. Since the Jets are rebuilding, having a young tight end like Leggett that can be a security blanket for either Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg which will be key for their progression. Overall, Leggett will be a name to know once he gets acclimated to life in the NFL.

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