Cameron Jordan
Cameron Jordan
30-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
New Orleans Saints
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Jordan doesn't generate much chatter in discussions of elite NFL defenders, but with 61 sacks in the last six years he's one of the top defensive linemen of the last decade. In 2018, Jordan posted his highest per-snap sack rate in six years, and after logging just 883 snaps he should see his tackle production improve if he returns to his customary workload of 990 or so snaps. Now 30, he probably doesn't have 16-sack or 70-tackle upside, but few offer the 55-tackle, 10-sack mid-range outcome that he does. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $55 million contract with the Saints in June of 2015.
Sack streak snapped at four games
DENew Orleans Saints
November 10, 2019
Jordan finished with two tackles (two solo) in the Saints' 26-9 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.
Jordan's two-tackle afternoon ended a four-game streak of his recording at least one sack, dating back to Week 5. Despite the disappointing game, Jordan remains the Saints' most elite pass rusher, who's still on pace for 14.0 sacks this season. He'll look to get back on track against division rival Tampa Bay in an exploitable Week 11 matchup.
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Measurables Review
How do Cameron Jordan's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 4"
287 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.74 sec
Shuttle Time
4.37 sec
Cone Drill
7.07 sec
Vertical Jump
31.0 in
Broad Jump
117 in
Bench Press
25 reps
Hand Length
11.13 in
Arm Length
35.00 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Jordan followed up five straight strong seasons with his best one yet in 2017, hitting double-digit sacks for the third time in his career while setting a new career high with 13. Most of those preceding seasons occurred with Jordan playing in a 3-4, and it might not be a coincidence that his numbers improved last year in a 4-3 front. Playing on the edge instead of the garbage heap in the middle, Jordan's hot motor and violent hands have proved fully capable of collapsing the pocket.
Jordan has been one of the league's best linemen for five years now, a span in which he averaged roughly 54 tackles and nine sacks per year despite playing as a 3-4 end much of the time. The Saints now use a 4-3, which should lead to more pass-rushing opportunities than in the past, and he should have some help collapsing the pocket while playing next to one of the league's top defensive tackle prospects in Sheldon Rankins. Jordan doesn't profile as a sack leader at nearly 290 pounds, but a career year could nonetheless be in store.
Jordan has transitioned well from a 3-4 end to a 4-3 end – a preferable change for his IDP prospects – and heading into 2016 he's one of the better DL1 options outside of the top tiers. Known for his violence at the point of attack and burst in short spaces, Jordan sheds blockers and closes hard on quarterbacks in the pocket, even if he doesn't have the speed to bend the edge. Two of his last three years resulted in double-digit sacks, and he's a good to make it three out of four this year, especially with first-round rookie DT Sheldon Rankins providing disruption inside.
Jordan is one of the league's top 3-4 ends, averaging 55 tackles and 9.5 sacks since 2012. Playing a 3-4 end spot usually limits a lineman's IDP upside, and Jordan isn't an exception to that rule, so 60 tackles and 10 sacks likely are his ceiling. But his high play count (999 in 2014) and playmaking history give him a high floor.
Jordan showed significant improvement in both of the last two years, raising his sack total from one in 2011 to eight in 2012 and then to 12.5 last season. At 6-4, 287-pounds, Jordan is one of the league's elite 3-4 ends, possessing ideal anchor ability and improving disruption skills. He'll only be 25 in July, but he has two consective years with DL1-DL2 value in almost any scoring system. As the best front-seven player in the New Orleans defense, his play-count isn't at all up for grabs, so he'll get all the work he can handle in 2014.
It will be interesting to see whether New Orleans' switch to the 3-4 harms Jordan's productivity, but given his game was always more about strength and anchoring ability than it was athleticism, he should hold up fine on the interior. Jordan excels as a lane-clogging end thanks to his motor and power, and he took a big step forward last year by more than doubling his tackle total from 31 to 67 and upping his sack count from one to eight. The 2011 first-round pick should keep his stock at the same level in 2013, but is more of a floor pick than a ceiling one – he posted five tackles or a sack in 11 of 16 games last year, though he only had one multi-sack game.
After being selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Jordan's first season in New Orleans hardly went as expected, as he managed only one sack and 18 tackles despite appearing in every game last year. This year, Jordan will enter as an unquestioned starter along the defensive line and should improve on last year's numbers but he will have a lot to prove to show he was worthy of a first round pick a year ago.
While Jordan isn’t guaranteed to start in New Orleans, it will be a surprise if he doesn't earn a starting spot within the first month of the season or so. The Saints' 2011 first-round draft pick, Jordan is a strong, high-motor talent who projects best on the strong side, where he should get plenty of opportunities to make plays against the run. Capable of lining up inside or out, it wouldn’t be shocking if Jordan plays as many snaps as anyone on the Saints defensive line this season.
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Gets to quarterback in win
DENew Orleans Saints
October 27, 2019
Jordan finished with two tackles (both solo), one sack and a tackle for a loss in the Saints' 31-9 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.
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Records two more sacks in win
DENew Orleans Saints
October 21, 2019
Jordan produced two tackles (both solo) and two sacks in the Saints' 36-25 win over the Bears on Sunday.
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Records two sacks in win
DENew Orleans Saints
October 14, 2019
Jordan racked up four tackles (three solo) and two sacks during Sunday's 13-6 road win in Jacksonville.
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Finishes with two sacks in win
DENew Orleans Saints
October 13, 2019
Jordan recorded four tackles (three solo), two sacks and two tackles for a loss in the Saints' 13-6 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
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Records sack in Week 5 win
DENew Orleans Saints
October 6, 2019
Jordan totaled one solo tackle, one sack and one tackle for a loss in the Saints' 31-24 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
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