4 tight ends Steelers could target in the 2021 offseason

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Hunter Henry #86 of the Los Angeles Chargers. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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Miami Hurricanes tight end Brevin Jordan (9). Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports /

Brevin Jordan

Brevin Jordan doesn’t really fit the mold of a traditional tight end. At 6’3” and 245 pounds he’s on the smaller size, but that doesn’t matter as much for today’s game. Jordan is fantastic with the ball in his hands. The junior for Miami has averaged a whopping 16.0 yards per and has reeled in 5 touchdowns in just 7 games this year.

While he moves like a receiver, Jordan still doesn’t lack physicality. Though he will often be overpowered by bigger edge defenders if he is blocking inline, he has a nastiness to his game and likes getting in the mix.

Thanks to Jordan’s physicality and ability to run routes from the slot, he will present difficult matchups to opposing defenses at the next level. If JuJu Smith-Schuster does indeed leave in free agency, this fit makes a lot of sense, as he could even take over some of JuJu’s slot duties.

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There is no question the Steelers are going to want to upgrade the tight end position, and these four players would all do exactly that. Pittsburgh isn’t going to be keeping both Ebron and McDonald in 2021 (perhaps neither), and they will be searching for a more reliable option over the middle.