Saints’ Cameron Jordan comes in at No. 99 on NFL’s Top 100
The New Orleans Saints figure to be better off this year in regards to NFL Network’s Top 100 Players segment, and it started with defensive end Cameron Jordan.
Jordan came in at No. 99 on the Top 100 list after not being on 2015’s squad. You can view the full segment here.
Keep in mind, the ‘Top 100″ rankings are based on an offseason poll organized by the NFL. Players vote on their fellow peers based on the previous season performance, the vote goes to how the player will perform in the upcoming season.
Cam Jordan‘s 50 quarterback pressures ranked second among all 4-3 defensive ends, as per Pro Football Focus. Jordan finished right behind Seattle’s Michael Bennett (57). He also was the second highest graded end (+47.4) behind Miami’s Olivier Vernon. Jordan also finished out the 2015 campaign with 10.0 sacks (T-15th), 46 total tackles, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and 5 passes defended. He was rewarded for his efforts by being named a Pro Bowl alternate to replace New England’s Chandler Jones.
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Jordan responded so by tweeting that this only leaves room for motivation.
If you don’t read much into these, then you’ll probably forget that this is the same NFL Top 100 that dropped Drew Brees from No. 6 to No. 30 from 2014 to 2015. Clearly, that worked well for Brees. Let’s hope that it does the same for Jordan.