2021 Devy Prospect Previews: TEs Brevin Jordan (Miami, Fla) and Josh Pederson (La-Monroe)
Devy Disclaimer: I only take a quick look at some game tape and review background data on each prospect – it’s a very preliminary look that I could change my mind on with deeper study a year later when these prospects do hit the college all-star bowl games and work the NFL Combine and Pro Days. I don’t have all the data, today, that I need/want for a comprehensive scouting and I’m not taking anywhere near a full amount of time to tape preview -- I’m giving a knee jerk scouting reaction from a basic intro to the player. The good news is…I’m better at this (scouting) than anyone in the world, so my quick eye test is better than the echo chamber’s/football media’s studies – so, I’m your best hope for an initial preview…but don’t write any of this in stone…it’s early with limited data and a whole season of info/tape/data to come on these guys.
TE Brevin Jordan Miami, Fla
2019: 35-495-2 rec. (9g)
Preview Grade = C-/D+
Why so many people believe he’s the best TE class is beyond me; he might not even be the best TE at Miami, Florida…when Jordan got hurt last year, TE Will Mallory came in and worked better. Jordan has a big reputation from being highly ranked coming out of high school, but I don’t see anything special in his play. He’s undersized for the NFL. He’s not a great athlete for a ‘move’ TE role. He seems fairly immature…believes his own hype. Might have 4.65+ speed, which looks good at TE in college…but at his size it doesn’t stand out in the NFL, and it really hasn’t led him to any great (or good) numbers in college.
Reminds me of: Gerald Everett-ish. Jordan Reed style with lesser/Everett skills (Everett was supposed to be Jordan Reed-like as well).
TE Josh Pederson La-Monroe (SR)
2019: 43-567-9 rec. (12g)
Preview Grade = C-
Caught nine of his team’s flimsy 12 TD passes in 2019. Flashes some quickness for his size…enough to garner NFL attention and stand out some in college. Gets open, decent hands, willing blocker…a lot of ‘C’ attributes but no ‘A’ grade areas. Entered the transfer portal because ULM does not have a passing game to help him go to the next level. He might have some upside working at a better college offense/program. The makings of an NFL TE prospect here, but not sure a real ‘wow’ factor or high ceiling is here.
Reminds me of: A mix of Jace Sternberger and Foster Moreau.