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Jets sign fifth-rounder Jordan Leggett

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It’s been a while since the Jets have made the tight end a major part of their offense, something that some thought would lead them to take one early in this year’s draft to upgrade the position.

The Jets waited until the fifth round to address tight end, however, and took Jordan Leggett. Leggett’s agents announced on Twitter that their client has agreed to his four-year rookie deal with the Jets.

Leggett caught 112 passes for 1,598 yards and 18 touchdowns at Clemson and brings size to the position at 6’5″ and 258 pounds, but drew questions about his blocking abilities and overall effort level during the pre-draft process.

If he can answer those questions in a way that pleases the Jets, Leggett should have a shot at early playing time. Austin Seferian-Jenkins will be suspended for the first two games of the season and the Jets are otherwise thin at the position.

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5 Responses to “Jets sign fifth-rounder Jordan Leggett”
  1. lildeucedeuce says: May 18, 2017 1:31 PM

    The Jets haven’t been able to draft a very good TE since before I was born. Brady, Becht, Jolley, Keller, Amaro, and on. Maybe Leggett the Pats fan will break that chain.

  2. Nehxas says: May 18, 2017 2:08 PM

    Keller was a very good TE. Played in a run heavy offense with Sanchez as his QB and then his leg pretty much blew up the year after he moved on. Doesn’t take away how talented he was.

  3. tylawspick6 says: May 18, 2017 2:26 PM

    Draft bust walking.

  4. tylawspick6 says: May 18, 2017 2:50 PM

    The kid has got to be cringing being a Pats fan putting on that putrid green with soiled white panties.

  5. bobthebillsfan says: May 18, 2017 2:51 PM

    The role of TE has certainly evolved from a block first/dumpoff receiver to a strategic part of many offenses. Successful teams have realized this – look how the Patriots kill teams with TEs. The Jets have some holes to fill and TE is one of them.

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