California Golden Bears football star Cameron Jordan will be hearing his name circulated a lot for the next month--unlike the stalwarts of Nick Fairley, Da'Quan Bowers and Marcell Dareus, Jordan's position is fluid, and there are plenty of places he could end up come draft day.
One such place that could be an ideal fit for Jordan is revamping to a style that would suit him quite well. Brian Galliford, SB Nation's NFL editor, has more on where Jordan could end up in his latest mock draft.
11. Houston Texans: Cameron Jordan, DE, California. Over and over, you'll see mock drafters slot the best available front seven defender to Houston as Wade Phillips moves them to the 3-4. Here, that's Jordan, whose quickness and pass rushing ability should help him in Phillips' one-gap scheme.
CBS Sports writers Rob Rang and Chad Reuter echo that projection.
The Houston Texans are transitioning to a 3-4 defense, and Wade Phillips generally loves to have athletic rushers to get at the quarterback. Jordan definitely fits the bill, and his familiarity with the 3-4 from his last three years at Cal could be more than enough preparation. The one-gap scheme should also favor Jordan, as he spent most of last year attacking one gap under Cal defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast's system rather than two-gap and occupying blockers. This could be a very favorable spot for Jordan and his impact could be immediate.