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Jordan Kristopher Leggett (born January 31, 1995) is an American football tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Jordan Leggett
No. 87 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1995-01-31) January 31, 1995 (age 24)
Navarre, Florida
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Navarre (Navarre, Florida)
College:Clemson
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 5 / Pick: 150
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:14
Receiving yards:114
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Leggett attended Navarre High School in Navarre, Florida, where he played high school football.[1] He was rated by Rivals.com as a three-star recruit and committed to Clemson University to play college football.[2]

College careerEdit

As a true freshman at Clemson in 2013, Leggett played in 10 games, recording 10 receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns.[3] As a sophomore in 2014, he started seven of 11 games and had 14 receptions for 161 yards and one touchdown.[4] As a junior in 2015, he was a finalist for the John Mackey Award.[5][6]

Leggett's Clemson teams won four bowl games, three BCS/New Years Six bowls, and played in two national championship games, winning one in 2017. Leggett won the Orange Bowl as a freshman against Ohio State, the Russell Athletic Bowl as a sophomore against Oklahoma, the Orange Bowl as a junior against Oklahoma, and the Fiesta Bowl as a senior against Ohio State. Leggett's only bowl loss was in the 2015–16 National Championship Game against Alabama.

On January 9, 2017, Leggett was part of the Clemson team that defeated top-ranked Alabama in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship by a score of 35–31. In the game, he recorded seven receptions for 95 yards.[7]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2013 Clemson ACC FR TE 7 12 176 14.7 2
2014 Clemson ACC SO TE 9 14 161 11.5 1
2015 Clemson ACC JR TE 15 40 525 13.1 8
2016 Clemson ACC SR TE 13 46 736 16.0 7
Career Clemson 112 1.598 14.3 18

Professional careerEdit

As one of the top tight end prospects, Leggett received an invitation to play in the 2017 Senior Bowl, but declined to participate.[8] He was one of 19 collegiate tight ends to receive an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Leggett opted to only perform the vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, and short shuttle at the combine. He finished fourth among tight ends in the short shuttle, eighth in the three-cone drill, tied for eighth in the vertical jump, tied for tenth in the bench press, and tied for 11th among his position group in the broad jump.[9] On March 16, 2017, Leggett attended Clemson's pro day, along with Deshaun Watson, Mike Williams, Carlos Watkins, Artavis Scott, Wayne Gallman, Ben Boulware, Cordrea Tankersley, and six other players.[10][11] He performed the rest of the combine drills he skipped at the combine for the scouts and team representatives from all 32 NFL teams. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Leggett was projected to be a third or fourth round pick by the majority of NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked the fourth best tight end prospect by NFL senior analyst Gil Brandt and was ranked the seventh best by NFLDraftScout.com and NFL analyst Mike Mayock.[12][13][14]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
258 lb
(117 kg)
33 12 in
(0.85 m)
10 38 in
(0.26 m)
4.71 s 1.70 s 2.70 s 4.33 s 7.12 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Clemson's Pro Day[15][16]

New York JetsEdit

Leggett was selected by the New York Jets in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was the tenth tight end selected in 2016.[17][18]

On May 18, 2017, the New York Jets signed Leggett to a four-year, $2.86 million with a $282,052 signing bonus.[19]

Throughout training camp, Leggett competed against Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Eric Tomlinson for the job as the starting tight end.[20] Leggett was slated to begin the season as the starting tight end with Seferian-Jenkins serving a two-game suspension for a DUI. After the second preseason game, Leggett suffered a knee injury, and was placed on injured reserve on October 31, 2017.[21][22] On November 9, 2017, Leggett announced he successfully underwent knee surgery.[23] In Week 4 of the 2018 season, Leggett recorded his first three career receptions, which went for 13 yards and one touchdown, in the loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.[24]

On May 20, 2019, the Jets waived Leggett.[25]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On May 21, 2019, Leggett was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hyber, Josh. "EXCLUSIVE: Clemson's Jordan Leggett, a Navarre alum, talks national championship". Northwest Florida Daily News. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Jordan Leggett". Rivals.com.
  3. ^ "2013 Clemson Tigers Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  4. ^ Hope, Dan. "The new Jordan Leggett: Tight end emerging as a complete player". Independent Mail.
  5. ^ Vilona, Bill. "Navarre's Leggett is Mackey finalist". Pensacola News Journal.
  6. ^ Golden, Devin. "As Clemson becomes title contender, Navarre grad Leggett rises in TE ranks". NWF Daily News.
  7. ^ "College Football Championship - Clemson vs Alabama Box Score, January 9, 2017". Sports Reference. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  8. ^ Vilona, Bill (January 19, 2016). "Jordan Leggett, other stars, take a pass on Senior Bowl". Pensacola News Journal. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  9. ^ Lyles Jr., Harry (March 5, 2016). "NFL Combine Results". SBNation.com. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  10. ^ Hickey, Anna (March 17, 2017). "Official pro day results from Clemson". CBSSports.com. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  11. ^ Hope, Dan (March 15, 2017). "14 former Tigers participating in Clemson's pro day". independentmail.com. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  12. ^ Brandt, Gil (April 17, 2017). "Hot 150: Gil Brandt's top prospects for 2017 NFL Draft (51-100)". NFL.com. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  13. ^ "Jordan Leggett, DS #7 TE, Clemson". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  14. ^ Mayock, Mike (April 25, 2017). "Mike Mayock's 2017 NFL Draft top 100 prospect rankings". NFL.com. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  15. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Jordan Leggett". NFL.com. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  16. ^ "Jordan Leggett, DS #7 TE, Clemson". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  17. ^ Crumpton, Tony. "Jordan Leggett selected #150 overall in 2017 NFL Draft". TigerNet. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  18. ^ Lange, Randy (April 29, 2017). "Rd. 5: TE Jordan Leggett, LB Dylan Donahue". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  19. ^ "New York Jets sign rookie TE Jordan Leggett". 247 Sports. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  20. ^ "Ourlads.com: New York Jets depth chart: 07/01/2017". Ourlads.com. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  21. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (October 31, 2017). "Jets Sign DL Cooper, Place TE Leggett on IR". NewYorkJets.com.
  22. ^ "Jets' Jordan Leggett: Lands on IR". CBS Sports. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  23. ^ Calvaruso, Tyler (November 10, 2017). "Jets rookie TE Jordan Leggett undergoes successful knee surgery". jetswire.usatoday.com. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  24. ^ "WATCH: Jets TE Jordan Leggett scores his first career touchdown". USA Today. September 30, 2018. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  25. ^ "Jets Waive 3rd-Year TE Jordan Leggett". NewYorkJets.com. May 20, 2019.
  26. ^ Smith, Scott (May 21, 2019). "Bucs Claim TE Jordan Leggett Off Waivers from Jets". Buccaneers.com.

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