Jordan Leggett is part of the spectacular tight end class in the 2017 NFL draft. One 2017 NFL mock draft sees the Dallas Cowboys drafting Jordan Leggett in the first round with pick number 28.
College: Clemson #16
Position: Tight End
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- Two time Mackey Award finalist (nation’s top tight end).
- Own’s Clemson’s tight end records for receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.
- 2014 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
- Leggett wears #16 to honor friend, Ian Lockwood.
- 2015: Second team All-American, Walter Camp. All-American honorable mention, SI.com. First team All-ACC\, coaches. Second team All-ACC, media.
- 2016: Second team All-American, AFCA and CBS Sports. Third team All-American Phil Steele. First team All-ACC, media.
NFL Draft Board Breakdown
Jordan Leggett appeared on the NFL Draft Board on The Daily Blitz 2017 NFL mock draft. The Daily Blitz sees The Dallas Cowboys taking Jordan Leggett taking the Clemson tight end with pick number 28 in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.
Dallas Cowboys post free agency draft needs
Fox Sports writes, post free agency, the cowboys still need, 1) defensive end, 2) safety, 3) cornerback, 4) linebacker 5) tight end.
Leggett needs a couple pieces to fall into place for the Cowboys to draft a tight end in the first round. The Cowboys either need to fill in the other five pieces of their draft needs with late free agency signings, or, Legget has to jump off the chart as the best available player on the board at pick number 28.
And even then Leggett has to fight through some competition. Leggett shows up as the seventh tight end on the NFL Draft Board.
OJ Howard and David Njoku established themselves and the number one and two tight end on the 2017 NFL Draft Board. OJ Howard should be drafted by the time the Dallas Cowboys pick at number 28. David Njoku on the other hand might be lingering.
The rest of the tight end field Leggett could possibly beat out. But, the competition exists either way.
Jordan Leggett’s first round chances
Jordan Leggett’s chances as a first round draft choice exist on paper. But a stronger bet would put Leggett in the second round or later.