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
$Signed a five-year, $55 million contract with the Saints in June of 2015.
Inks extension with New Orleans
DENew Orleans Saints
June 11, 2019
Jordan agreed to a three-year, $52.5 million contract extension with the Saints on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
As expected, after having another huge season, the Saints have locked up their star defensive end through 2023. Jordan, who turns 30 years old in July, saw a slight decrease in production in 2018 but still recorded 49 total tackles and 12 sacks on the year. On top of providing consistent production for the Saints, Jordan has also been durable throughout his career, making this extension a no-brainer for New Orleans.
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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.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Cameron Jordan
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261 days ago
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326 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2011
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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Another huge season
DENew Orleans Saints
January 14, 2019
Jordan had three tackles (all solo) in Sunday's divisional-round playoff win over the Eagles.
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Records two sacks in win
DENew Orleans Saints
December 9, 2018
Jordan had four tackles (four solo), two sacks and one pass defensed in the Saints' win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
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Tallies two more sacks
DENew Orleans Saints
November 30, 2018
Jordan had seven tackles (three solo), two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Thursday's loss against the Cowboys.
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Posts two sacks in win
DENew Orleans Saints
November 23, 2018
Jordan recorded four tackles (all solo) and two sacks during Thursday's 31-17 win over the Falcons.
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One tackle in win
DENew Orleans Saints
November 19, 2018
Jordan recorded one tackle for loss during Sunday's 48-7 win over the Eagles.
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