3 Miami prospects Jaguars must keep an eye on ahead of 2021 NFL Draft
The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t addressed their tight end room yet.
There’s no doubt Kyle Pitts is the best tight end prospect in the draft and it’s generally accepted that Pat Freiermuth is the second-best tight end. While the Jaguars would have to trade up to have a chance to take the former, they could have a legitimate shot at drafting the latter in the second round.
However, the Jags could opt to address other positions with their two-second round picks, or maybe another team gets ahead of them and draft Freiermuth first. Regardless of the scenario, Jacksonville should consider taking Miami tight end Brevin Jordan if they miss out on Freiermuth.
Although Jordan isn’t as athletically gifted as Pitts or as aggressive as Freiermuth, he’s an enticing tight end option. Over his three-year collegiate career with the Hurricanes, the Nevada native averaged 35 receptions per season and finished his junior campaign with 38 catches for 576 yards and trips to the end zone.
Jordan’s route-running skills helped him thrive throughout his collegiate career. Also, he can generate yards after the catch, breaking 21 tackles on 105 career receptions. While Jordan seems like a candidate to get drafted in the third round, he could be off the board as soon as the second round.
The Jaguars still need to upgrade their tight end room after not making major moves in free agency. John Shipley of Jaguar Report believes Jordan will be available in the second round. Without a realistic chance to draft Pitts, it may come down to Freiermuth and Jordan.