Heading into his first NFL training camp, tight end Jordan Leggett will undoubtedly make an impression early and often with the New York Jets.
When it comes to the tight end situation of the New York Jets, it leaves much to the imagination. For the past few years, tight ends haven’t accomplished much for the team but there is hope that this upcoming season, a new rookie tight end can come in and finally take care of business.
Below is his complete profile heading into training camp of the Jets. The rookie tight end has a shot at making a name for himself early and often in 2017.
2016 SEASON REVIEW
In his senior season at Clemson, Leggett totaled his most productive season yet. In 2016, Leggett totaled 736 receiving yards, seven touchdowns, and averaged 16.0 yards per reception. He’s known for his speed and ability to make big plays the moment the football is in his hands.
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2017 SEASON OUTLOOK
Considering that former starter Austin Seferian-Jenkins is starting the season suspended, Leggett has a golden opportunity to seize the moment and give the Jets many reasons why he should be starting.
Expect to see Leggett get the nod and start Week 1 at tight end. As far as statistics go, he should easily be able to put up some decent numbers and be a massive improvement at the position compared to what we saw last season.
TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION
Leggett should easily stand out in training camp and breathe some much-needed life back to the positional group. Expect to see him be a standout all summer long and show some flashes of his potential in preseason action. As long as he’s healthy and continues where he left off from in college, he should earn a final spot on the 53-man roster and even be a starter in his rookie season.