Jordan Leggett selected #150 overall in 2017 NFL Draft

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The New York Jets selected former Clemson tight end Jordan Leggett in the 5th round (#150 Overall) of the 2017 NFL draft.

"If he can be come more well rounded and develop as a blocker with that frame and the ability to catch the football down the field as well as make plays in the red zone he could be a real threat," said NFL analyst Mel Kiper.

ESPN's Louis Riddick said there is opportunity with the Jets for Leggett.

"Jets' tight ends last year, under 200 yards receiving total, as a group. No touchdowns," Riddick said. "Jordan Leggett has all the athletic ability. He has the tools to do it. It's consistency. That's why these guys are down here at this point because they're looked at as developmental players, and if you hit on them and they can become role players or starters, you're doing your work. It's going to be all up to Jordan Leggett because tight end is a big need for this football team, and he's going to have a big opportunity to make an impact."

Leggett is the most decorated athlete to play the tight end position at Clemson. He is a two-time Mackey Award finalist and finished his career with 112 receptions for 1,598 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2,372 snaps over 51 games (38 starts). Leggett also completed his Clemson’s career the leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns by a tight end.

In 2016, Leggett was second-team All-American by AFCA and CBS Sports and produced 46 receptions for 736 yards and seven touchdowns in 954 snaps in 15 games (15 starts).

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