The New Orleans Saints have one of the best defenses in the NFL, and it’s mostly due to one of the most underrated players in the league, defensive end Cameron Jordan. Jordan has become one of the best at his position over the past few seasons, and his dominance should continue in 2014. Although he’s not a big name, there’s no doubt that Jordan is an elite player, worthy of more media attention.
Like J.J. Watt, Jordan has become one of the few defensive ends who can dominate against both the run and pass in a 3-4 scheme. With 12.5 sacks in 2013, Jordan showed that he can bring down opposing quarterbacks with ease, and he has been stellar in the running game since he was drafted back in 2011. Not to mention, going into just his fourth NFL season, Jordan still has plenty of room to grow as a player, and he will obviously be looking to improve upon his breakout 2013 season.
What really separates Jordan from other defensive ends, however, is his athletic ability. Jordan is extremely quick, and his burst off the line is elite. With great power to go with his excellent speed, he is able to use his athletic abilities to blow past opposing linemen with ease.
All in all, Jordan is one of the most underrated players in the NFL, and a big reason why the Saints’ defense was so successful last season. If he can build upon his outstanding 2013 season, Jordan could really start to gain the national attention he deserves.