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Jets 2018 Training Camp Profile: TE Jordan Leggett

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TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 29: Jordan Leggett #16 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates a touchdown during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 29: Jordan Leggett #16 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates a touchdown during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Heading into his second training camp with the New York Jets, tight end Jordan Leggett has a lot to prove as he technically is starting his first year in the pros.

Last year, when the New York Jets selected tight end Jordan Leggett in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, they were getting an offensive playmaker that could bring a nice dimension to their offense. The potential was there but unfortunately, Leggett was hit with a severe knee injury in October of last year that landed him on injured reserve.

It’s a shame since he wasn’t able to showcase his skills and do his part on offense. It would have been interesting to see what he could have done teamed up with fellow tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins but now, an interesting scenario has occurred.

Seferian-Jenkins bolted to the Jacksonville Jaguars via free agency and left a void at tight end. With this golden opportunity to step up and deliver, Leggett will be able to compete in training camp for the starting spot.

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2017 SEASON REVIEW

Leggett didn’t play in any capacity last season as he ended up on the injured reserve list with a severe knee injury and has been rehabbing ever since.

2018 SEASON OUTLOOK

Expect to see Leggett earn either the starting tight end position on the Jets or, at the very least, the backup to someone who might outperform him in training camp. The Jets brought in Clive Walford and also drafted Chris Herndon in this year’s draft for competition. Walford has the edge over everyone due to his experience but again, it all depends on how everyone pans out in training camp.

TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION

As long as he’s healthy and able to compete, Leggett will make the final roster of the Jets. If he can’t fully compete and is still on the sideline due to injury, he could very well be on the roster bubble if the other tight ends around him consistently show results and progress. Ultimately, it would be unlikely for the Jets to give up on Leggett so quickly, so he should be able to stick around for the upcoming season.

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