DFF Draft Coverage: Brevin Jordan to the Texans

Brevin Jordan | FLORIDA             6’2½” 247 lbs.             7/16/2000 (Age 20)

Brevin Jordan was drafted 147th overall by the Houston Texans, as the 9th tight end off the board in the 2021 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE PRODUCTION

YEAR GMS    REC     YDS     TD   
2018 (FR) 9 32 287 4
2019 (SO) 9 35 495 2
2020 (JR)     8 38 576 7
CAREER 105 105 1358 13

Brevin Jordan has been a consistent and big-time contributor in the Hurricanes’ offense the past three seasons. He started as a true freshman after entering Miami as the number one TE recruit in the nation. Jordan finished this past covid-19 adjusted season with his best numbers, compiling 38 receptions for 576 yards and seven TDs. He did miss three games with a shoulder injury.  

The biggest concern for Jordan is his lack of length, as he stands just 6’2½” and has limited reach with less than 33” arms. He could be a potential Y tight end if he can improve his blocking fundamentals and his angles at the point of attack. However, as a receiver, Jordan works the field in-line or from the slot and has improved his route-running over time. He brings savvy, awareness, and experience as an offensive piece. He has been a starter every season of football he has played, from high school through his college career. 

ATHLETIC TESTING

At the Miami Pro Day, Brevin Jordan ran a 4.64 40-yard dash, which is fine for his size. However, he severely disappointed scouts with just a 31” vertical, which leads to questions about his suddenness at the next level. His 17 reps on the bench press also left a lot to be desired. Improving his strength will help him stay on the field for more snaps at the next level. His short shuttle of 4.62 was also a poor time. Jordan is certainly a better on-field player than he is a tester. 

DRAFT ANALYSIS 

Rapid Reaction to Draft Capital: Poor

Rapid Reaction to Landing Spot: Great

Jordan was selected with the 147th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Everyone knows the Houston Texans are a dumpster fire, with little direction to their offense currently. 

It appears Deshaun Watson may never return to the team, and in what appears to be a panic measure, they drafted Davis Mills in the third round. This was their first selection of the draft. The fifth-round draft capital is a tremendous disappointment for Jordan, as I had him graded on film as a late-second to early-third-round pick. However, Houston boasts a TE room with no stand-out players, just “what-ifs” and “players with potential.”

Brevin Jordan’s experience, savvy, and football IQ should help him develop into a reliable professional TE. It also appears he will have the opportunity to grow and develop with a new young QB in Davis Mills. Your author can see him being a contributor in the future but don’t expect any production in 2021. 

FANTASY INSIGHTS

Jordan had an impressive career at Miami and has shown to have a lot of strong traits. However, he never showed any elite traits and certainly didn’t show any at his Pro Day. Jordan did improve his route-runner over his career as a Hurricane. He has great awareness and scramble ability to quickly uncover on broken plays. He also absorbs contact well and continues to produce yardage, similar to a running back carrying the ball.

While his athleticism scores are lacking, your author feels Jordan profiles similar to a Jonnu Smith, but with poorer acceleration. He definitely needs to improve his strength and his technique as a blocker so he can stay on the field. Jordan should have been the second or third TE to come off the board in fantasy rookie drafts, but his draft capital will now allow owners to draft him in round five. He is essentially a large wide receiver that will not be asked to block often (until he improves at it). 

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