NFL teams meeting with individual players are a significant part of the draft process. These meetings can happen at the NFL Scouting Combine, pro days, the Senior Bowl, the East-West Shrine Bowl or a private workout.

For fans following the process, these meetings are sort of like poker tells for the draft, as they indicate what positions a team could be focusing on. Do teams draft players they haven’t met with? Yes, they do. It happens all the time, but they have often spoken to other players at that position.

Who have the Baltimore Ravens met with so far? Well, usually has a good list, but with the state of the world as it is, it has become a tad tougher to find those tea leaves.

So far, teams have had access to players at the Senior Bowl and through Zoom Meetings. Therefore, I am going to profile player you should know and that the Ravens could select in the 2021 draft. Next up is Miami tight end Brevin Jordan. Let’s get to know him better.

Tale of the Tape

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 245 pounds

Strengths: Let’s start with the fact that Brevin Jordan may be the best tight end in this year’s NFL draft. No, I didn’t say besides Kyle Pitts. Jordan has a great route tree, excellent quickness off the line of scrimmage and terrific hands. He is also a tackle breaker who has enough speed and elusiveness to make defenders miss.

Areas For Improvement: Had a shoulder issue in 2020 but played through it. I have seen the biggest knock on Jordan being his blocking ability. First, if you are drafting him to be a blocker, you are doing it wrong. Secondly, he is a willing blocker and is better at it than he has been given credit for — he just wasn’t asked to do it much at Miami. He did have some issues on contested catches.

Other Notes: Two of his favorite tight ends are Antonio Gates and Shannon Sharpe. He was a 2020 Mackey Award semifinalist and a second-team All-ACC selection.

NFL Player Comparison: Based on his size and athletic profile, Jordan reminds me of Jordan Reed. Let’s hope he stays healthier than Reed, but no one would argue with Reed’s talent when he was healthy.

Draft Projection: Jordan will go anywhere from the middle of the second round to the third round in the NFL Draft and make a team very, very happy.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Miami Athletics

Ken Zalis

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