Last season, the New York Jets picked a great tight end in Jordan Leggett with their third-round pick. It’s time they give him the reps he deserves.
In the 2017 NFL Draft, the New York Jets seemed to fill a big need on their offense when they drafted tight end Jordan Leggett out of Clemson. However, the top prospect saw no playing time in the regular season. Instead, they used Austin Sefarian-Jenkins.
Seeing as Sefarian-Jenkins was struggling at the time, both on and off the field, this seemed like a bad decision. But, fortunately for the Jets, it actually turned out well. However, he is no longer on the team, which means the Jets have to go with another option.
The decision to use Leggett would definitely have the biggest upside. He’s young, has talent as shown in college and he’s had a full year to learn under a veteran. The Jets did sign another tight end in Clive Walford this offseason, and while he does have the experience, he is still not the best decision.
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Since the New York Jets are heading into the 2018 NFL Draft with six picks in their arsenal, they shouldn’t waste their time drafting another tight end. Considering this is Leggett’s first technical season, he should bounce back nicely and be ready to make some serious noise this upcoming season.
Leggett has been with the team for over a year now. He knows the system and knows the team chemistry. Walford only just got here. Also, in three years in the league, he’s only totaled 768 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He also didn’t have a single touchdown last season.
The Jets need to make a decision for a new starter at tight end. With everything previously mentioned, it’s pretty obvious Leggett is the best decision for the starting position. Walford just isn’t familiar with the team and considering they already have two tight ends on the roster, drafting another would be ridiculous. It would be quite shocking to see the team go with anybody else but Leggett for the starting tight end position in 2018.