Jordan has the same athletic talent and skills as the Packersí Clay Mathews. He
has that explosion off the line of scrimmage and the quickness in his feet and
hands to make it impossible to keep him out of the backfield on just about every
play. He changes the line of scrimmage to his advantage on every play. He is
stout against the run and handles double teams very well allowing others on the
line or in the backfield to make plays. He can play anywhere on the front seven
and play any position at a Pro Bowl level. Jordan can cover players in the
passing game all over the field. He can be your edge rusher in a 3-4 defense or
be your middle linebacker in a 4-3 defense. Jordan is a playmaker and playmakers
like him are hard to find so drafting him early in this draft would be a smart
move in my book.
The experts will say he is short, I donít know why that should matter when he
shows them his athletic talents, but for the draft it will. I like to see him
with better physical stamina because he does seem to slow down as the game goes
on, but Iím nit picking.
TALENT BOARD ROUND: 1
Jordan can play on the line or off the line, in a 1-gap defense or a 2-gap
defense. He can play in a 3-4 or a 4-3 defense. He can cover players off the
line in single coverage or zone coverage. He can rush the passer and make
tacklers look foolish and in college has even been brought inside and made
guards look foolish in pass rush and defending the run. For the love of god,
what more are you looking for in a defensive player to add to your defense?
Jordan has Clay Mathewsí type talent with the power and explosion and mature
techniques to impact the day after you draft him. He will become one of the
leaders of your defense and a player you can build your defense around. So donít
believe me, let some other team draft him, but remember this: if you pass on
selecting Jordan in any round, you have just passed on adding a player to your
defense who will impact and make your defense one of the best in the NFL. You
want to pass on that type of player then all I can say isÖIíll see you with the
other failed GMs analyzing the GMs team who didnít pass on him.