Jordan entered the University of Florida in 2009 after being named one of the best prospects in the state of Connecticut (Rivals) and a top-10 Dual-Threat Quarterback (Rivals), as well as earning ESPN Top-150 honors. Jordan red shirted in 2009, played 12 games in 2010 (4 starts) where he played both Quarterback and Tight End. Focusing on Tight End in 2011, Jordan played in 11 games (10 starts) netting 28 catches and 307 yards and 2 touchdowns. Through the regular season in 2012 (his Junior year) Jordan has 44 receptions for 552 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Size and Speed: Jordan has an NFL level frame, standing 6’3 and 244 pounds, while having a wide core, and thick legs. Shows better strength then his frame would suggest, can engage a defender in the run game, as well as fighting for the ball (in the air) and for extra yardage. Jordan will run in the 4.59-4.65 range, which will beat linebackers off the line (shows in college) as well has having good long speed, and is hard to catch/bring down when he reaches this speed.
Release: A tale of two positions for Jordan. While playing on the line, he seems to have a slight hesitation in reacting and moving off on the line, this increases (becomes a slower release) when asked to block on the play. Playing in the slot and out wide, he shows great burst and will get off the line quickly, rarely getting jammed.
Route Running: Struggling with consistency, Jordan still showing he is new to the position, but has improved from game to game, recognizing, and setting into his routes and finding the soft spot in zones. For being new to the position, Jordan shows he can flip his hips and control himself better than his peers from this class. This opens up Jordan for big chunk plays that he otherwise wouldn’t be able to get. Playing from the spread, he will need to adapt and learn a bigger route tree at the next level.
Hands: Jordan shows reliable hands, but poor ball placement at times. He can high point the ball and locate it while in the air, better than most [in the class]. Makes catches outside of his body well, but will come back and drop a pass right on him. Lacks consistency and shows mental lapses on occasion. They are good enough to be a reliable deep and red zone threat, as well as someone to pick up the First Down.
Body Control and Traffic Ability: Jordan doesn’t shy away from contact or the middle of the field. Routinely will put himself into trouble to make the catch or bail the quarterback out. He does struggle to put the ball away on occasion, resulting in a drop or fumble. While in the air, Jordan can maintain control and make a play on the ball, attacking either the ball or defender. He is a grinder will do the little things to make himself and the team better.
YAC: Arguably one of Jordan’s best attributes, and what makes him a threat at the next level. Jordan is able to turn and move better then the rest of his peers, allowing him to break from the point of the catch and turn a routine out route to a play of 20+ yards. Jordan is big and strong enough to break initial contact, and will offer moves in space to keep himself going [shows a good stiff arm, spin move, and will hurdle when needed].
Blocking: Jordan needs to improve his consistency before he can establish himself as a 3 down player at the next level. He needs to show a better release off the line and into the defender, while also improving his technique. He will dip his head and stutter off the line, causing himself to get out of position, which will make it easier for the defender to move him out of the way and out of the play. He does show good effort and a willingness to get himself in there and make a play, but needs refining, and to show better hand, and pad level.
Overall: Jordan has separated himself this year to be the number one deep threat at Tight End, drawing comparisons to former 4th round pick of the New England Patriots, Aaron Hernandez. He needs to improve on his blocking, but if he shows he can adapt to the speed of defenders at the next level, and can fix his minor issues, he will be a steal on Day Two of the draft, and shouldn’t fall past where the Patriots selected Aaron Hernandez.