ESPN ranks Jordan Leggett as Top 3 2017 TE prospect


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Leggett will provide leadership for younger playmakers in 2016
Leggett will provide leadership for younger playmakers in 2016

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has released his preseason rankings of the top college football tight ends for the 2017 NFL draft on Thursday and senior Jordan Leggett was #3 on the list with an evaluation grade of 75.

"Coming off a breakout junior season, Leggett has the frame (6-foot-5, 260 pounds) and natural ability to make an impact as a receiver early in his career," McShay said. "While his pass-catching ability gives him some upside, Leggett's blocking needs a lot of work. With a history of knee injuries, his medical situation will be monitored closely."

In 2015, Leggett had 40 catches for 525 yards, and a team-leading 8 touchdowns. He also had a streak of five straight games with a touchdown reception, a record for a Clemson tight end.

Jordan Leggett was named a second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation, an honorable mention selection by Si.com, and a finalist for the Mackey Award last season.

The Top 7 tight ends in McShay's rankings were O.J Howard, Jake Butt, Jordan Leggett, Jeremy Sprinkle, Bucky Hodges, Evan Engram and Pharaoh Brown.

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