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Golden Nuggets: Cameron Jordan's Impressive NFL Combine Performance Draws Interest from Several Teams

With Cameron Jordan's departure in the first round all but guaranteed, the New England Patriots may use their 17th pick to draft the Cal defensive end.  If New England does not draft Cam, San Diego (18th pick) and Kansas City (21) would be happy to pick him.

ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay each project Jordan going to the Patriots at No. 17, the pick they acquired from the Oakland Raiders for Richard Seymour.

"The Patriots are a phenomenal team," Jordan said.

Jordan checked into the combine at 6-foot-4 and 287 pounds. He played left end in Cal's 3-4 defense, but he isn't concerned with switching to a 4-3 position, outside linebacker or -- by the sounds of it -- punter.

"My motto is: Draft me, and I'll play anywhere," Jordan said. "I don't care where I play. I just want to be on the team. I want to play football. That's what I love doing.

"I have shown I can stand up. I can play a 3-technique. I can play a 5-technique. Put me anywhere, and I'll play."

Three minutes into an engaging interview, a reporter asked Jordan whether he can transform from a happy-go-lucky guy into a vicious tackler on game days.

"If you see my film, I'm hitting people. I'm laying people out," Jordan said with a laugh. "Actually, there's sort of a switch because I still have the smile on my face, but it's all for a different motive.

"It'll put the biggest smile on me to hit a quarterback and hear the wind come out of his chest. That just pleases me the most."

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