Jan 25, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan on the All-Star Sports Show stage at the 2014 Pro Bowl All-Star Block Party Waikiki on Kalakaua Ave. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints 2014 Player Ranks: No. 3, Cam Jordan

Three days, or 72 hours, stand in the way of it being ‘Game Day’ for Who Dat Nation. We’re in the final three player selections of our two-week series that focuses on my Top 15 players heading into the 2014 Saints season. Spoiler alert, Jimmy Graham and Drew Brees are the final two, in case you can’t take suspense. Ultimately, this series helps take you into Game Day against Atlanta! Today’s selection: Cameron Jordan

Birthday: 7/10/1989 (25 years old)
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 287 pounds
Twitter: @camjordan94
College: California
NFL Experience: 4th Season
Position: Defensive End
Number: 94

2013 Highlights & Notes

  • Played and started in all 16 games
  • 2013 Pro Bowl selection
  • Team exercised fifth-year option (4/21)
  • 47 total tackles (29 solo, 18 assisted), 12.5 sacks, 4 pass defenses, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries
  • Finished fifth in the NFL in total sacks
  • Graded out as Pro Football Focus’ fourth highest defensive end behind J.J. Watt, Calais Campbell, and Kyle Williams
  • Played in 92.1% of team’s offensive snaps (898 of 975)
  • #99 in Top 100 NFL Players

Overview

Cam Jordan had a breakout season for the New Orleans Saints in 2013. Jordan has increased his year over year production in each season since busting on the scene in 2011.. Jordan finished last year third in total yards lost from sacks (102). Unfortunately, Cam didn’t receive high marks from his peers on the NFL Top 100, which personally means diddly poo. I went as far as to call out Jordan’s overall effectiveness, which results in him having a sack every 72 plays. He’s a true terror as a pass rusher.

2014 Outlook

Teams will have more of a gameplan around blocking Cam Jordan this season. Whether that hurts Jordan’s numbers this year remains to be seen. However, this actually helps other players, like Akiem Hicks, to play up a level and fill the void when teams look to double team Cam. Jordan is a highly talented pass rusher, and should achieve double-digits in the sack department again. He stays hungry, and under Rob Ryan, should only continue to develop and flourish.

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