2011 NFL Draft Results: Cameron Jordan Picked By New Orleans Saints


Cameron Jordan

#97 / DE / California Golden Bears

6-4

282

Senior

With the 24th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints finally ended Cameron Jordan's wait. Jordan, a physical specimen at defensive end, was powerless to watch as team after team passed him over during Thursday's first round.

Cameron Jordan's chances of being a game-changing NFL defender depend on a lot of things, but his physical makeup gives him a good shot.

Jordan is tall and solidly built, and he's got the speed to be a troubling edge rusher. But while he's also been productive between the tackles in college, racking up 161 tackles over four years for Cal, the Cameron Jordan scouting report has question marks about his ability to make plays in space at the NFL level.

These highlights from a game against Colorado make Jordan look good, though.

For more on Cameron Jordan and the team that selected him, visit Canal Street Chronicles, SB Nation's New Orleans Saints blog.

As the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft rolls on, SB Nation has everything you need to keep up with it: news, rumors, player profiles, scouting reports, the full NFL draft schedule, NFL mock drafts, draft projections and more. Check it all out at SB Nation's NFL Draft hub and our NFL Draft blog Mocking the Draft.

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