Summary: Brevin Jordan is looking to keep the Miami tradition alive of 'tight end U,' and over three seasons at Miami, Jordan was one of the most consistent receiving tight ends in college football, despite dealing with inconsistent quarterback play during his 2018 and 2019 seasons. As a freshman, Jordan recorded 32 catches for 287 yards and four touchdowns. He improved as a sophomore, totaling 35 receptions for 495 yards with two scores. In 2020 with D'Eriq King at quarterback, Jordan had his best season, hauling in 38 passes for 576 yards and seven touchdowns.
As a receiver, Jordan is a smooth route-runner with the quickness to separate. He glides through the secondary and is able to use his athleticism and speed to get open for his quarterback. Jordan has enough agility and a burst to achieve separation from defenders coming out of breaks. Along with good route-running, Jordan has reliable hands, showing the ability to control the bell with his hands or using the body. Jordan is not afraid of contact and retains the concentration and toughness to make sure to secure catches despite knowing a hard hit is soon to follow. He is a quality underneath receiver with enough speed and size to be a valuable weapon down the seam.
Jordan has a compact build that allows him to run through tackles after the catch, and he is tough for defensive backs to get on the ground. He runs aggressively with the ball and will pick up yards after contact while showing the athleticism to leap over tacklers as well.
As a blocker, Jordan has room for improvement for the NFL. He should up his strength because he can struggle to sustain blocks. Jordan shows a willingness to block, but he lacks size for taking on NFL edge defenders. The lack of blocking size and ability might lead to him being more of rotational player who is a F - movement - tight end rather than a three-down starter. While Jordan will never be an impactful blocker, he can improve enough to contribute somewhat in the ground game and help protect his quarterback.
In the 2021 NFL Draft, Jordan could go as high as the second round and probably won't go lower than the fourth round. He has the ability to develop into a three-down NFL starter who could be a good contributor as a receiving tight end.
Player Comparison: Jonnu Smith. Like Smith, Jordan is a smooth route-runner with the quickness to separate. They also are similar size and limitations as blockers. Smith (6-3, 248) is a solid contributing receiving tight end for Tennessee, and I could see Jordan being a similar pro. Smith was a late third-round pick in 2017, and I think Jordan could also go in Round 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft.