Michael Jordan

Ohio State
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Prospect Info

College
Ohio State
Hometown
Class
Canton, MI
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 6"
312 lbs
34 1/4”
Hands
10”

Prospect Grade

5.69
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Cincinnati
Bengals
Round 4 ‧ Pick 34
40 Yard Dash
5.27u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
19
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
32.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
116.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.71
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.71
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Jordan's immediate playing time for the Buckeyes in 2016 made him the first freshman to start on the offensive line for the Buckeyes since Pro Football Hall of Famer Orlando Pace in 1994. It helped that he had enrolled a semester early as a four-star prospect and Detroit Free Press All-State pick from Canton, Michigan. Jordan garnered Freshman All-American honors started all 13 games at left guard in that initial season. Big Ten coaches voted him first-team all-conference the following year as he started all 14 contests at that left guard spot. Jordan moved to center for his junior season, and he earned a second-team all-conference nod for his play in 14 starts.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 4
NFL Comparison
Alex Boone
Overview
Center-guard prospect with NFL size and a frame that should add even more mass and muscle. Jordan has rare height for a center but has easy flexibility in his hips, knees and ankles, allowing him to man the position. He's a little lazy with his hands and might not move well enough for teams asking their interior linemen to get out in space. His 2017 guard tape might be more appealing to teams as he flashed as a drive-blocker. His size and versatility could make him a Day 2 draft pick with starting potential early in his career.
Strengths
  • Big body with wide rear but even distribution of weight
  • Starting experience at both guard and center
  • Just turned 21 with room to continue to fill out frame
  • Tall but flexible throughout his lowers
  • Better drive-blocking tape as a guard
  • Wide frame carries adequate strength along his edges
  • Good recognition of block-timing on combos
  • Uses length to redirect slippery linebackers in space
  • Heavy punch to crater gap-shooting linebackers
  • Able to unlock hips and re-anchor after early bump by bull charge
  • Feet to mirror against rush counters
Weaknesses
  • Sluggish with reactive quickness
  • Takes time getting out of his stance and into pulls
  • Might not be quick enough to lead the charge
  • Wide first step causes him to overshoot his mark
  • Opponents slant inside and access backdoor on him
  • Drives from toes and will fall off blocks
  • Plays too tall in lateral movement
  • Slow to activate hands to punch after snapping
  • Strikes and sinks feet rather than improving positioning
  • Opens pathway for delayed blitzes when looking for work
Sources Tell Us

"He's got really good size whether you play him at center or guard and he's going to keep getting better at either spot, too. He has some things that will get cleaned up early in camp." -- Offensive line coach for AFC team

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league