Cameron Jordan
Cameron Jordan
29-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
New Orleans Saints
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $55 million contract with the Saints in June of 2015.
Two sacks in Week 2 win
DENew Orleans Saints
September 17, 2018
Jordan racked up two tackles, both sacks, in Sunday's 21-18 win over Cleveland.
ANALYSIS
Jordan's tackle total dipped from Week 1 to Week 2, but he more than made up for it by securing a pair of takedowns on Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Jordan's ability to pressure Matt Ryan in Week 3 could play a big role in the defense's effort to stymie the Falcons' offense as the Saints look to move to 2-1 on the season.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Defensive Snaps:
    120
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    15
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
965
92
2017
990
70
2018
120
15
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other DEs)

Height:   6' 4"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   287 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.74 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.37 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   7.07 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   35.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   11.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   31 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   117 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   25 reps
AVERAGE
New Orleans Saints Team Injury Report
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Out
Questionable
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Six tackles in opener
DENew Orleans Saints
September 10, 2018
Jordan had six tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.
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Ready for training camp
DENew Orleans Saints
July 25, 2018
Jordan (foot) has been medically cleared for the start of the Saints' training camp, which begins Thursday, Joel A. Erickson of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.
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Sitting out practice Thursday
DENew Orleans Saints
Foot
May 24, 2018
Jordan (foot) was sidelined for team drills during OTAs on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Recovering well from foot surgery
DENew Orleans Saints
Foot
March 18, 2018
Jordan (foot) is no longer wearing any protective equipment on his surgically repaired left foot, Joel Erickson of the New Orleans Advocate reports.
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Undergoes foot surgery
DENew Orleans Saints
Foot
February 23, 2018
Jordan recently underwent minor surgery on his left foot, Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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