It was evident last season that the Miami Hurricanes offense relied heavily on the tight end position. With Brevin Jordan having a good year in 2020, one player that really complemented him well was tight end Will Mallory.
Mallory caught 22 passes for 329 yards and four touchdowns. With Jordan battling some injury issues last season, Mallory stepped up. He caught 22 passes for 329 yards and four touchdowns. His best game of the season statistically came against Pittsburgh. In that contest, he caught two passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns.
Mallory was a second part of the dynamic duo that he and Jordan created. He immediately bolstered Miami’s depth at the tight end position when Jordan was out. Now, Mallory is going to have to take over that role with Jordan in the NFL, and not a lot of experienced depth behind him in Coral Gables.
His sure hands and ability to run after the football are reasons why I think he’ll fill the void left by Jordan. As soon as he catches the football, he is able to run downhill. We saw it a ton last year, particularly in the NC State game. in addition, he runs his routes well, and is able to track the football. We saw that in the Pittsburgh game last year, one where he really made the most of his opportunity.
That type of play style is exactly what Miami wants in their offense, and I think Mallory will be able to fit nicely in a lead role. To me, the bigger challenge for the Miami Hurricanes is going to be who will step up in the secondary role Mallory was in last year. again, it’s not a question of talented depth for Miami, it’s a question of experience.
An injury did cost Mallory spring practices. With that being said, he should be ready for the start of fall camp. Miami certainly needs him to be ready to go.
The 2021 season could be a big one for Mallory. With how often the Miami Hurricanes use the tight end, Mallory should be able to have plenty of chances for success.