The 2011 Senior Bowl kicked off in style with a weigh-in for all the participants. This includes a check on weight, height, and arm and hand size. It’s not quite as in-depth as the NFL Combine weigh-in, but it’s representative of the meat-market quality of these events.
The Bay Area has three college representatives at this event in the form of Cal DE Cameron Jordan, Stanford FB Owen Marecic and Stanford DT Sione Fua. Jordan and Marecic are considered near the top of their respective positions, while Fua appears set to be a solid mid- to late-round pick All three checked in today with the following results courtesy of Draft Countdown:
Cameron Jordan, Defensive End, California
Owen Marecic, Fullback, Stanford
Sione Fua, Defensive Tackle, Stanford
Rob Rang of CBS Sports had a few comments about Cameron Jordan following the weigh-in:
I’ve been pretty outspoken about my feeling on Cal defensive end Cameron Jordan, but today’s weigh-in only added to the reason why I believe he’ll ultimately rank as one of the more impressive players in Mobile this week. Jordan measured in at 6041 and 287 pounds. More impressively, he had 11 1/4" hands and 34.5" inch arms, one of the reasons why I believe he can be successful playing inside or out in either front.
Wes Bunting of National Football Post had additional comments on Jordan and there seems to be a pattern developing: Cameron Jordan is a large individual and could really boost his draft stock in the next two months.
California DE Cameron Jordan and Mississippi State’s Pernell McPhee also were really impressive looking athletes. They exhibited well-put together frames, great length (McPhee 34 3/8, Jordan 34 4/8) and certainly looked the part. They’re both bigger defensive end prospects that have the ability to consistently stack and shed in the run game. They also have shown the ability to play clean off the edge and rush the passer.