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Cameron Jordan (DE)
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    287 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    35 in.
  • Hand Size:
    11 1/8 in.
  • College:
    California
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: New Orleans Saints
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 24 (24)

Pick Analysis: Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams loves to get after the passer by using a myriad of fronts and blitz schemes to overwhelm the offensive line. Jordan gives him a powerful edge player with the strength, quickness and athleticism to win with force or finesse. He could be an integral part of a subtle defensive makeover along the Saints' front line.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.78 sec
  • Bench Press25.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump31.0 inch
  • Broad Jump117.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.07 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.37 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

Jordan is one of the higher-probability, game-ready prospects in this class. He's an ideal fit as a 3-4 defensive end but could also serve as a strongside DE in a four-man front. Really a good fit for any team that stresses gap integrity. Has good strength at the point of attack, plays with sound positioning, locates the ball carrier, gets off blocks and uses his good quickness and agility against the run. Not a big-time pass rushing talent by any means, but still has some good power moves. Jordan has the skill set to come off the board pretty quickly.


Strengths

Jordan is a great combination of size, strength and speed for a 3-4 defensive end prospect. At his best against the run. Keeps blockers off his body, has the diagnosing skills to find the football and can get off blocks and make plays. Shows impressive stamina for a big d-end staying on the field for third down and playing all four quarters.

Weaknesses

Probably will never be an impact pass rusher, hasn’t put up big sack totals, but still works hard in that area. Despite good bulk, may be considered a bit light in the pants for what some teams are looking for in their three-man front. Has one documented off-the-field issue to our knowledge.

Grade

8.1

 

Video Playlist

  1. Saints take Cameron Jordan No. 24

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 10:50 p.m.

    The New Orleans Saints select Cal DE Cameron Jordan with the 24th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile - DE Cameron Jordan, California

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 02:23 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect California defensive end Cameron Jordan.

  3. First Draft: Cameron Jordan

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 07:01 p.m.

    Find out why Cal DE Cameron Jordan says hitting a quarterback is like eating an ice-cream sandwich.

  4. 2011 combine workout: Cameron Jordan

    Published: March 11, 2011 at 03:58 p.m.

    California defensive end Cameron Jordan competes at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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