Cameron Jordan Scouting Report

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Cameron Jordan Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: Pac12
School: California Golden Bears
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #97
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 283 lbs.
Drafted 1.24 in 2011 by NO

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.78
Bench press25
Vertical jump31.0
Broad jump9'11
Three-cone drill7.07

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Cameron Jordan, DE, California

Cameron Jordan has spent much of his collegiate career under the radar. That may be partially due to California's extremely inconsistent play over the last couple of seasons, but NFL scouts have certainly taken notice of the 6-4 defensive end. Jordan started off his collegiate career coming in off of the bench, but he started to show his raw potential right away. In 2008 Jordan was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection and totaled 47 tackles, 11.0 tackles-for-loss and 4.0 sacks. He even picked off a pass and forced a fumble. By 2009 Jordan was a staple in Cal's 3-4 defense and started all 13 games and again had a solid season, totaling 48 tackles, 9.5 tackles-for-loss and 6.0 sacks.

In 2009 Jordan was helped by the presence of Tyson Alualu joining him on the line. Alualu went on to be drafted tenth overall in the 2010 draft. Thus, scouts wanted to see what Jordan could do as the main man on the d-line. Through eight games, Jordan has been the consistent force on defense and has recorded 7.5 tackles-for-loss and 4.0 sacks despite constantly being doubled teamed.

Right now Jordan is a borderline first round draft pick. In a 3-4 defense, ends do not usually put up great numbers, but Jordan is doing pretty good in that category. Yet, it will be during the workouts when he begins to separate himself from some other defensive ends. Much like Alualu a year ago, Jordan could see his stock rise very quickly after the NFL combine.

3/15 Update: Jordan was very impressive at the NFL combine and has worked his way into the top half of the first round. That was on the heels of an equally impressive week at the Senior Bowl. His versatility and ability to pick up different schemes has endeared him to teams that need help right away. And if you are picking somebody in the top of the first round, they better be able to help right away. The only thing keeping Jordan down some draft boards is his perceived low ceiling. As a four year starter, Jordan may not get any better than he is right now.

Last Updated Mar-15-2011 by Joel Welser

3 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

pick 17 to New England. Pats always want the same guys as GB. and since GB will have one of last picks, they won't get a shot at this guy. He would look great in the GREEN AND GOLD

Posted by:
DraftCzar 01/25/11 10:02 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

saints probably will take a de becuz god knows they obviously cant grade linebackers.

Posted by:
creeks21 01/21/11 09:08 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Experience as a 3-4 DE will really help this guy find a home. All the 3-4 playoff teams will have this guy on their radar. That means New England, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New York Jets, and possibly Green Bay will consider this anchor end. In the 3-4 you can never have enough depth on the DL because so few people can play two gaps well. If Belichik likes what he sees the Patriots will have a bunch of picks where Jordan will be right in their wheel house.

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mblahnik 12/29/10 01:39 AM