It has been reported by multiple sources that Cam Jordan had 5 would-be sacks in practice this afternoon. While players are unable to hit at game speed at this point, it is nice to know that Jordan’s role is finally beginning to take shape.
A 2011 1st Rounder out of California, Cam didn’t quite live up to expectations in his rookie season. He had just 1 sack, and a mere 31 tackes. Slated to be the teams starting Left Defensive End, much more will be expected from him this season.
So far he has delivered. Granted, it’s just camp right now, but 5 sacks is 5 sacks. It’s tough to tell whether the success can be attributed to Zack Strief’s poor showing today or a tremendous improvement in Jordan, but I’ll give Jordan the benefit of the doubt here.
Standing 6’4″ and weighing in at around 290 pounds, Cam Jordan is a physically imposing player. Physical abilities aren’t enough to scare off anyone in the NFL though.
He will have to prove that he can be everything the Saints expect and more if New Orleans is going to have success with the front 4, especially with Will Smith missing time to start the season.
Cameron credits his success and love of the game to another Jordan, and it’s not Michael. His father, Steve, spent 13 years in the NFL, all with the Minnesota Vikings.