One of the more impressive interviews I checked out during this year’s combine was California defensive end Cameron Jordan.
Jordan appeared chiseled, was well-spoken and articulate, made people laugh and appeared very confident on the podium.
Jordan’s talent is undeniable. The son of former NFL TE Steve Jordan, a six-time Pro Bowler for Minnesota, the Cal product wreaked havoc on the field for the Bears, taking over where Tyson Alualu left off last year.
Jordan said that his former teammate, a surprising No. 10 overall selection by Jacksonville last season, served as motivation for his final college season and his preparation for the draft.
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And Jordan believes he could have a similar impact as Alualu at the next level.
“I’ve always put Tyson one step above me because he was ahead of me,” Jordan said. “He was always strong. He came in strong. I thought we were close. And I think if they year had we played on the same team, I’d fight him for start of the D-line right now.”
If you haven’t seen Jordan action, take a look at this video highlight clip.
At 6-4, 287 pounds, Jordan could play 5-technique for the Seahawks or slide inside during passing downs, so he would provide some versatility for Seattle up front.
“My motto is draft me and I’ll play anywhere,” Jordan said, when asked what was his best position. “I don’t care where I play, I just want to be on the team.”
But I would be surprised if he’s available at No. 25. Right now Rob Rang has him going No. 11 overall to Houston.