INDIANAPOLIS -- California defensive end Cameron Jordan isn't bashful about revealing how he plans to perform in the NFL.
"I'm a competitive person," Jordan said with a smile on his face. "I don't lose."
Jordan just gave one of the more entertaining news conferences from the NFL scouting combine so far. He's near the top of a deep class. Scouts Inc. rates him the fifth-best defensive end and the 18th-best overall player.
The Miami Dolphins draft 15th and wouldn't appear in the market for Jordan's services. The Dolphins have a crowded defensive line that might leave last year's 28th pick, Jared Odrick, a backup. As for pass-rush stability, sacks specialist Cameron Wake and last year's 40th overall pick, Koa Misi, already are on the roster.
But Jordan looks like a fit for the New England Patriots. They need front seven help and will draft 17th and 28th -- if they don't trade out of those spots.
"The Patriots are a phenomenal team," Jordan said.
Jordan checked into the combine at 6-foot-4 and 287 pounds. He played left end in Cal's 4-3 defense, but he isn't concerned with switching to a 3-4 position -- possibly outside linebacker -- or punter, by the sounds of it.
"My motto is: Draft me, and I'll play anywhere," Jordan said. "I don't care where I play. I just want to be on the team. I want to play football. That's what I love doing.
"I have shown I can stand up. I can play a 3-technique. I can play a 5-technique. Put me anywhere, and I'll play."