Jordan Leggett could be biggest impact player of 2017
As the New York Jets prepare for the upcoming season, their offense will have a whole new look and feel to it thanks to new offensive coordinator John Morton. Tight end Jordan Leggett is in a prime position to be an impact player in 2017.
Heading into the regular season, the New York Jets are hoping they are able to field a competitive offense that is more efficient compared to last season. In 2016, they were unable to score touchdowns and in the red zone, they were abysmal.
In the 2017 NFL Draft, the Jets stocked up on some offensive playmakers with hopes of bringing a much-needed spark back to a struggling unit. Out of all their new players, one, in particular, has the potential to be a key impact player to at least bring some hope to the Jets in 2017.
Tight end Jordan Leggett has such a unique skill-set that he’s ready to push the envelope for the Jets offense this upcoming season. It’s been quite some time since the Jets had a viable tight end and drafting Leggett couldn’t have come at a better time.
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New offensive coordinator John Morton has a knack for incorporating the tight end heavily on offense. Former offensive coordinator Chan Gailey only used the positional group as extra blockers and needless to say, saw little to no production whatsoever.
Coming out of Clemson, Leggett has had an impressive collegiate career. In four years there, Leggett totaled 1,598 receiving yards, 112 receptions, and 18 touchdowns. Morton will undoubtedly use Leggett in what should be a dynamic offense this upcoming season. The Jets will have a specific offense depending on who they’re facing so it won’t be the same game plan every single week which should be refreshing to see compared to last season.
Leggett should be able to make an impact early on since he’s 6’5″ and 258lbs. who is ready to prove his worth. It won’t matter who is under center for the Jets as having Leggett as a security blanket on the field should help to keep those chains moving. If the Jets are able to get the same kind of production out of Leggett that made him famous at Clemson, he will easily have a huge rookie year.
Overall, keep an eye on him in 2017 as he will be a household name thanks to everything he brings to the table. He has the size, speed, and is in a great situation to finally make the tight end position on the Jets something worth mentioning.