Scouting Report: Cameron Jordan

Written by Chad Davis on February 28, 2011



Cameron Jordan

 

Position: DE School: California
Height: 6’4 1/8" Weight: 287 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.78
All-Star Game: Senior Bowl Team Captain: None

Draft Projection:

Top 20

 

Cameron Jordan

Summary

Cameron Jordan’s stock has been on the rise ever since the end of the college football season. He was dominant at the Senior Bowl when facing some of the top offensive tackles in this class, and has worked his way into potential top-10 consideration in the draft. His versatility is truly key as he should be able to play equally well in a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme, and on top of that he has the ability to play multiple positions on the line. Jordan’s game is well rounded yet he will not wow anyone with amazing stats. He is a do-it-all type player that understand the game of football and has the potential to be a Pro Bowl defensive lineman in the NFL.

 

Run Stopping

Jordan is quick and powerful and is very disruptive in the run game. He has great balance and uses leverage to his advantage when shedding blockers and making tackles. He is strong at the point of attack and uses his non-stop motor to make plays down the field. He is an instinctive player who seems to understand blocking schemes and ways to defeat them. At times he can be over-aggressive which leaves him out of position. He has great use of hands and uses his strength to his advantage. Jordan is a sound, if not punishing, tackler.

 

Pass Rushing

Jordan displays a nice repertoire of pass rush moves and is constantly improving in this area. He lacks elite speed to be a true edge rusher, but balances that with the ability to rush effectively from the edge or from inside. His long arms allow him to use the swim move effectively, and his overall power is an asset when rushing the passer. He may have trouble in the NFL with quicker offensive lineman.

 

Awareness

Jordan has a great football mind and truly understands the game. While he may be a tad over-aggressive at times, I never feel as though he doesn’t know what’s going in. He reads plays and reacts with quickness that that is top notch. He displays great football instincts.

 

Hand Placement

Jordan is very technically sound and uses his rather large hands very well. He plays under control most of the time and doesn’t often allow himself to be in a disadvantageous position very often. He understands hand placement and its importance as a defensive lineman.

 

Cameron Jordan

Additional Information

When Jordan’s career began Cal he was not known to have a very good work ethic, but he really strived to improve this reputation over time. He is energetic and fun in his interviews and really seems to have a good head on his shoulders. He comes from great bloodlines as his father is longtime NFL tight end Steve Jordan. Jordan is not going to be described as an explosive player, but his versatility and overall well-rounded game has earned him a reputation as a potential top 20 pick. With a great combine and great workouts I wouldn’t be surprised to see this number rise even higher.

 

Production/Experience

Played in 50 of a possible 51 games in his college career, including 32 starts.

 

Academics

Legal studies major.

 

Awards & Honors

2010: Selected honorable mention All-America honors from Pro Football Weekly, selected First-Team All-Pac-10, was a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award given to the nations top defensive end.

2009: Selected as All-Pac-10 honorable mention, received California’s Bob Tessier Award given to the most improved defensive lineman.

2008: Selected as All-Pac-10 honorable mention.

2007: Received California’s Bob Tessier Award given to the most improved defensive lineman.

 

Bloodlines

Jordan’s father Steve was an NFL tight end for 13 years with the Minnesota Vikings.

 

 

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2010 51 26 25 6 1 0 0
2009 45 19 26 6 0 0 0
2008 47 26 21 4 0 1 0
2007 18 7 11 1 0 0 0

 

 


Prospect Video Clips

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOx7bqKP4m0

 

 

 

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Chad Davis

Chad Davis is an avid draft fan who has been writing and evaluating for Draft Breakdown since September of 2010. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he is a Seattle Seahawks season ticket holder, and part-time contributor to the Seahawks blog www.fieldgulls.com. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Chad Davis.