Posts Tagged ‘Cameron Jordan’

With the NFL Draft just hours away, Cameron Jordan isn’t the only ex-Cal lineman whose stock is on the rise. Donovan Edwards worked out for the Raiders last week and a source close to the team tells me that the Silver and Black love him as a player and a person and see the Pinole Valley product as an ideal center candidate. The former Bear met with the Niners a few days later and a league source says that San Francisco also liked him at center, but worked him at tackle as well.

Wanna know more about the big man? Well, you’re in luck. California Golden Blogs chatted with Edwards earlier in the week and posted the exchange to their site.

Here’s wishing a guy that’s been humble and hilarious every time we’ve talked the best of luck wherever he ends up!

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Which is taking place today at Niners headquarters in Santa Clara. The former Bears set to show their stuff include OLB Keith Browner, C Donovan Edwards, G Richard Fisher, C Chris Guarnero, CB Darian Hagan, NT Derrick Hill, DE Cameron Jordan, QB Kevin Riley, WR Jeremy Ross and RB Shane Vereen. Check back next week for info on the day as well as a wrap of Edwards workout with the Raiders.

Monday was the big day for linebackers and defensive linemen in Indianapolis and former Cal stars, Mike Mohamed and Cameron Jordan, proved they’re two of the best athletes in the nation.

Mohamed equaled Texas A&M’s Von Miller for the top time among linebackers in both the 3 cone drill (7.07) and 20-yard shuttle (4.00). Mohamed and Connecticut’s Scott Lutrus tied for second behind Miller at their position in the 60-yard shuttle (11.25) and Mohamed also finished 12th among linebackers in the 40-yard dash (4.70) and broad jump (9’7”).

Jordan, meanwhile, tied for 7th among defensive lineman in the broad jump (9’9”) and 3 cone drill (7.07), while his 4.70 40-yard dash was good for 10th and his 4.37 20-yard shuttle tied for 10th.

The Cal website has the full story.

So well in fact, that most NFL scouts have Jordan following in Tyson Alualu’s footsteps, by getting picked up in the middle of the first round. Jordan and former Bear, Mike Mohammed, are doing the physical stuff today – bench press, vertical leap, etc. – so I’ll post results from their workouts as they come in.

Coming into the Combine, Vereen was a projected 4th round pick, but after running his two 40-yard sprints in the high 4.4s while putting up great numbers at the bench press and vertical leap, don’t be surprised to see him taken late in the 2nd or early in the 3rd round in next month’s NFL draft.

Former Cal defensive back, Chris Conte, works out on Tuesday.

For the full story on Jordan, Vereen, and the next potential Niners’ QB, click here.

Four players from Cal and Stanford received invites to wear spandex, I mean, showcase their skills at this year’s NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Nabbing a bid is huge, with just over 300 given out to the thousands of guys that play NCAA football. Representing the Golden Bears will be safety Chris Conte, defensive end Cameron Jordan, linebacker Mike Mohamed and running back Shane Vereen. The Cardinal sends nose tackle Sione Fua, fullback/linebacker Owen Marecic, cornerback Richard Sherman and receiver Ryan Whalen.

The combine starts on February 23, ends on March 1, and is viewable on the NFL Network. Here’s hoping all eight Bay Area representatives shine in the best chance to show their stuff leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft. The draft takes place April 28-30 in New York City.

Kate and Nick are so excited about this Sunday’s NFL Pro bowl they decided to devote today’s entire podcast to the topic. Kidding. We’re kidding. The duo does touch on the game, but not before talking the NHL All-Star game, Monte Ellis’ All-Star worthy play, NCAA basketball, Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines, tomorrow’s Senior Bowl and potential Niners QBs to watch, NASCAR’s latest rule changes, and of course, Brian Wilson bringing down the house on Lopez Tonight. Are you a beard fearin’ Bay Area sports fan?

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In other words, if you haven’t yet, it’s time to set the Tivo/DVR to record this Saturday’s Senior Bowl at 1pm on the NFL Network. (Be sure to check before thinking you don’t get this. I thought I didn’t, but apparently it’s part of most basic cable packages). I digress.

According to an article in this morning’s San Francisco Chronicle, Cal’s Jordan has caught the eye of a number of scouts, including – insert Al Davis voice here – the Oakland Raiders. Marecic, a two-way star at Stanford, is focusing on the fullback position this week. The guys in the know have told him he’ll have a better chance at getting noticed as a ‘back than a linebacker, so for the time being, Marecic is taking their advice.