Last season, Brevin Jordan burst onto the scene — becoming an instant star. Will Mallory, another freshman tight end, developed into a solid contributor. Brian Polendey also looked good early on — but was lost to a season-ending injury in just the second game of his Sophomore year. In addition to Polendey’s injury, Michael Irvin II was injured for the entire regular season — only making an appearance against Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl.
In the end, we didn’t get to see much of the Jordan-Mallory-Polendey ’three-headed monster.’
Under a new offensive scheme, Miami fans are hoping to see players flourish and reach their full potential — exactly what Will Mallory is doing.
Jarren Williams with a nice touch throw for a TD to TE Will Mallory.— Brett K. Seelig (@BSeeligonthemic) April 20, 2019
Mallory and Irvin combined for 5 catches for 96 yds and 2 scores.
Williams finished 4/6 for 44 yds, a TD and an INT (nice defensive play by James Murphy) #CanesSpringGame pic.twitter.com/zfkg5vVMEO
The Hurricanes have an elite duo on their hands with Jordan and Mallory. Jordan recently sustained a sprained knee but should be fully recovered by fall. His absence has allowed Mallory to take most of the starting reps though — useful for his development.
“Tight end Will Mallory is a player to watch come fall,” ESPN said of Mallory following Miami’s spring game. “Coaches have raved about his development this spring and he showed it in a big way, with three catches for 63 yards and a score.”
Ultimately, Will Mallory is making strides in spring, and if the position group is able to stay healthy, ‘Tight End U’ will cause matchup nightmares for every opponent the ‘Canes face in 2019.