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I've been reading more scouting reports on him. Besides the pass rushing ability I found this idea quite insightful...
That is, NFL teams are desperately trying to find an answer to cover the increasing number of Graham & Gronk types coming into the NFL. At 6'6" Jordan could end up being the perfect answer to these guys. Secondly, he was recruited as a TE and didn't switch to offense until 2010.
You'll see more mocks having him at the #15 spot to the Saints IMO. Makes a lotta sense for need and how the pecking order for 3-4 OLBs might settle out.
So far I'd go:
Jarvis Jones- no chance of slipping except for health issues. Even with what is known there I don't think #15 possible
Damontre Moore- increases his draft stock as being just as good of a 4-3DE prospect. On my NO WAY list
Mingo- He really didn't have a stand out year but his skills are undeniable. His availability might hinge more on how other players go before #15. If a couple of QBs and DTs go before the Saints he could possibly be there. 50/50 chance for me now.
Werner/Montgomery- They both might grade out as BPA over Jordan but both look more like 4-3DEs. Still some 3-4 team might see them working. If not I have Werner as a definite Top 5-7 minimum. Montgomery looks more likely available than Jordan. Just the question of positional flexibility.
Now onto the Combine and see how they all look in shorts
McShay & Kiper updated their big boards and have him ranked #12 & 19.
This post was edited on 2/4 at 8:44 am