Saturday, February 26, 2011
Chargers, Chiefs should pounce on Jordan
By Bill Williamson
INDIANAPOLIS -- The locker rooms in San Diego and Kansas City could do a lot worse than adding a player like Cameron Jordan to the mix.
One of the fastest rising players on draft board, the California defensive end/linebacker emerged as one of the most entertaining and engaging players who met the media this weekend. His press session Saturday was must-attend material.
Jordan forced his confidence on the room. He promised a strong performance during the combine.
“I don’t lose. I’m going in with the mentality tomorrow that this is mine. Everything I do, I’m going to win.”
It’s difficult not to believe Jordan. He emerged as a star of the Senior Bowl in January. He is considered one of the best pure pass-rushers in a draft full of strong pass-rushers.
San Diego (which picks No. 18) and Kansas City (which picks No. 21) could be in the market for a player like Jordan.
If Jordan has a strong combine, both teams might have to trade up to get him. Combine his on-field production, his quality personality and strong workout numbers, and Jordan -- the son of former NFL tight end Steve Jordan -- has the making of a top-10 pick. Jordan said he has talked to a “plethora” of NFL teams.
He said he wants to exceed the NFL success of his father, and that his sunny disposition shouldn’t confuse anyone.
“If you see my film, I’m hitting people,” Jordan said. “I’m laying people out. There’s sort of a switch. I still got the smile on, but it’s all for a different motive. It will be the biggest smile on me to hit a quarterback and hear the wind come out of his chest. That pleases me the most.”
Come on, San Diego or Kansas City, get this guy to the AFC West. We could use the good copy.