Monday, April 18, 2011
Cameron Jordan making NFC South loop
By Pat Yasinskas
We mentioned earlier that Central Arkansas linebacker/defensive end Markell Carter is making the rounds through the NFC South. Well, he’s not the only guy speeding through the NASCAR Division.
California defensive end Cameron Jordan reportedly will visit the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints this week. At nearly 290 pounds, Jordan has experience in the 4-3 and the 3-4 defenses. He’s not considered an extremely quick pass rusher off the edge, but can get some penetration and plays the run well.
I can see him in New Orleans’ system opposite Will Smith. At least based on potential, Jordan has a chance to be an upgrade over Jimmy Wilkerson and Alex Brown, who spent most of last year playing opposite Smith.
I’m not sure Jordan would fit as well in Atlanta, where the Falcons have talked repeatedly about how they want “explosive players." Jordan’s a guy who can play end, but also can slide inside and play tackle at times. Maybe it’s just me, but he sounds a little too much like Jamaal Anderson.