Syracuse Football: WR Cameron Jordan has Playmaking Abilities
Over the next several weeks we’ll be breaking down the new Syracuse football recruits. Up next Cameron Jordan aka “the playmaker”.
The incoming Syracuse football class features four wide receivers, Cameron Jordan is one of those receivers and he has elite height.
Jordan is 6-foot 4 and weighs about 187-pounds, he can be an elite playmaker in Dino Babers’ high flying offense. Jordan is a Long Island native, from Huntington Station played at Half Hollow Hills West.
Jordan put up great senior year numbers recording 26 receptions for 796 yards and 13 TD’s. Half of his receptions went for touchdowns, he is the definition of a big play receiver!
In his junior campaign, Jordan recorded 29 receptions good for 854 yards and 14 TD’s, good for an astronomical 29 yards per reception. Lets take a look at Jordan’s junior highlights:
At the :10 second mark you can see Jordan’s acrobatic ability. He hauls in a pass with the defender draped all over him and finishes the play taking the ball to the house.
At the :40 second mark, Jordan uses his great height to his advantage as he catches a fade in the end zone. Jordan runs to the spot where the ball will be, locates the all and high points it, beating his defender.
At the :49 second mark the tall wide out shows off his long strides and break away speed. He runs a go route, beats his defender off of the line and then breaks the defender’s tackle. Once he shakes the corner, forget about it, Jordan uses his long legs to coast into the end zone.
He’s also a gifted basketball player at Half Hollow Hills West. At the 1:07 mark you see his
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athleticism on display as he throws down a thunderous dunk over the opponent.
For me, one of the more impressive routes that Jordan ran occurred at the 1:55 mark. The 6-foot 4 big target uses his frame to “box out” the defender on a come back route. As soon he catches the ball Jordan makes a quick cut to the sideline and beats his defender for yet another touchdown.
Jordan will be a fun receiver to see develop throughout his career. He has tremendous measurables obviously and will be a player that Dino Babers will look to find success on the outside.
Jordan is another guy who may have a chance to see some early playing time, maybe taking over Amba Etta-Tawo’s starting role.
We already previewed speedy slot receiver Nykeim Johnson, stay tuned for more player previews throughout the week.