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Miami Hurricanes 2019 Player Profile: Brevin Jordan

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Coming off an impressive freshman campaign, tight end Brevin Jordan looks to take the next step in 2019.

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Brevin Jordan came to the University of Miami in 2018 as the number-one rated tight end in his recruiting class. Since then, Jordan has proven that he can now become one of the best tight ends in all of college football, in just his second year. Coming from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, just like Tate Martell, Jordan stepped into Coral Gables with high hopes, looking to carry on the tradition of tight ends at UM.

Brevin enters his sophomore season with grand expectations, and why shouldn't he? In his first year as a Hurricane in 2018, Jordan was the starter at tight end right away. Playing in 12 of the 13 games, the Vegas native was second on Miami with 32 catches, for 287 yards and four touchdowns. His shining moment of course came in the fourth quarter against Florida State, where Jordan hauled in a 41-yard touchdown from N’Kosi Perry to put the Canes ahead.

At the end of the season, Jordan earned second-team All-ACC honors.

Heading into 2019 with new offensive coordinator Dan Enos, Jordan and fellow tight end Will Mallory will be expected to play a bigger role in Miami’s offense. However, Jordan’s spring practice was cut short due to a knee injury, which sidelined him for the majority of camp. While we all held our breath waiting to hear the extent of the injury, it came with major relief when we learned Jordan would be back by fall camp.

Now a sophomore, Jordan’s impact on Miami’s offense cannot be undervalued. Especially with Enos’ offense, he loves to use his tight ends, so Jordan should expect plenty of targets in 2019. From Central Michigan to Alabama, tight ends have thrived in Enos’ offense. Looking at last season with the Crimson Tide, Bama TE Irv Smith Jr., was an elite tight end in the country, totaling 44 receptions, 710 yards and seven touchdowns. If you ask me, I think Jordan can collect even better numbers.

What’s so dangerous about Jordan is that he can line up in several different ways as a tight end. If you see here against Virginia, they put him almost behind the right tackle, and had him release off to the side, where he was able to catch it and get over 20 yards. Also another underrated part of Jordans game, is that he’s great after catching the ball. Most tight ends are big and burly and can't get much after the reception, but Brevin is versatile in the open field.

The week prior when he caught his touchdown against Florida State, they had him lined out wide against a linebacker. Like Antonio Gates or Rob Gronkowski, Jordan is much too quick for a LB, and Brevin easily beat him and scored the touchdown.

Then finally, you can line up in a traditional position for a tight end, in a three-point stance on the line of scrimmage. Again, Jordan was able to put a move on the defender, in which N’Kosi Perry then delivered a beautiful throw for a touchdown.

2019 will be interesting to see what quarterback Jordan and the rest of the offense is playing with. Last season, Brevin’s best numbers came with Perry at QB, but then again, Jordan and Martell played together in high school.

It’s obvious, Jordan is an elite talent at the tight position, and he’s a guy that will be playing on Sundays in the future. At a program that has produced some of the best tight ends in the last 20 years, Jordan really does have the potential to be the best one. Already being called the best TE in the nation, and I believe it, 2019 is going to be a big year for the kid from Sin City.