Ah yes! The time is here, where we at SOTU start previewing Canes players for the upcoming season, and boy, I couldn't be more excited. I’ll be looking at several Hurricanes over the next few weeks, but the first player up is junior tight end Brevin Jordan.
If Brevin stays healthy, you’ll see who the best tight end in America is. pic.twitter.com/GNh820gJyG— Marsh Thomas (@hurricanesmarsh) June 10, 2020
As you all know, I've been one of the biggest supporters of Jordan ever since he committed to Miami in high school, and to this day, I've just raved about him, and for good reason. Time and time again, I've said that he could potentially be the best tight end ever to come out of TEU.
In 2018 as a true freshman, Jordan immediately made an impact for the Hurricanes offense, hauling in 32 receptions, for 287 yards and four touchdowns, and earned second-team All-ACC honors.
Entering the 2019 season with giant expectations, Jordan didn’t disappoint in his sophomore campaign. Jordan ended the year with 35 catches, for 495 yards and two touchdowns, while also averaging 14.1 yards per reception. His play made him a finalist for the John Mackey Award.
I’ve been a HUGE fan of Brevin Jordan ever since he came to Miami. Last year, he had 35 catches, 495 yards and 2 touchdowns.— Marsh Thomas (@hurricanesmarsh) July 1, 2020
If he can stay healthy, he will be the best tight end in America in 2020 pic.twitter.com/Ogno97QuaL
Even though he had a solid season, injuries forced him to only play nine games, and it was obvious when he was on the field, that he wasn’t being used enough or properly. There were six games in 2019 where Jordan totaled five catches or less, and when you have potentially the best tight end in college football on your offense, that’s unacceptable.
Brevin Jordan has just 5 catches the last two games. Miami better change that on Saturday or I'm gonna start screaming— Marsh Thomas (@hurricanesmarsh) October 25, 2019
Looking ahead to the 2020 season, there are few players I'm more excited to watch than Jordan. Especially with new quarterback D’Eriq King and new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, I think the sky is the limit for Brevin. It also helps that Miami will have an inexperienced group of wide receivers, so that automatically makes Jordan one of the top targets already.
2nd play of the season, and I love this call to Brevin Jordan. Also great blocking by Thomas and DeeJay pic.twitter.com/5wpVystbH2— Marsh Thomas (@hurricanesmarsh) August 26, 2019
I wrote an article back in January, how Jordan will fit perfectly in Lashlee’s offense. If you look at SMU in 2019, their tight end was an integral part of Lashlee’s system, as Kylen Granson was everywhere last season, with 43 catches, 721 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Now, match Lashlee with a player like Jordan, and I think we’ll see his best season at Miami yet.
It’s pretty clear, whenever you involve Jordan in your gameplan, good things are bound to happen, and he has the ability to take over. When you look at games in 2019, especially against the Gators or Virginia Tech, Jordan was a main part of the Miami offense, and the defense had no answer.
One of my favorite plays from Brevin Jordan in 2019. Fakes like he’s blocking for a screen, instead Kosi hits him downfield for a big gain. #9 had 7 catches, 136 yards a touchdown this game against Va Tech #TEU pic.twitter.com/laA7ZD8vbs— Marsh Thomas (@hurricanesmarsh) January 8, 2020
If Jordan can stay healthy, and be involved heavily in Lashlee’s offense, expect to see the Las Vegas native put up huge numbers, and cement himself as a clear-cut potential first round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.