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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Cameron Jordan Would Make Sense For The Redskins

SB Nation has come out with the latest edition of the 2011 NFL Mock Draft, and they have a new name going to the Redskins at No. 10; Cal defensive end Cameron Jordan. Here is their rationale.

There are plenty of flashy routes the Redskins could take here - Julio Jones and Robert Quinn chief among them - but they went relatively conservative with Trent Williams a year ago. Jordan would be conservative, too. He's also a great fit for Jim Haslett.

Finally, a pick that Redskin fans can get on board with. They've had quarterbacks and receivers going here for a little while, but I think Jordan makes more sense than all of them. There aren't any quarterbacks that will be available and worth the tenth overall pick, and the Redskins need to use this pick on a layer who can make a more consistent contribution than a receiver would. Jordan could be that guy.

The Redskins need a lot of help along the defensive line, and Jordan would be an excellent fit at defensive end in their 3-4 scheme. He has shot up draft boards with strong showings at the postseason All-Star games and the combine, and would be good value for the Redskins in the first round. Like they said, he isn't the flashiest pick, but he is very safe and a good system fit. That's exactly the kind of player that the Redskins should be targeting.