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Like most Buckeyes, Jordan signed as a highly-touted four-star recruit. Typically, it takes a year or two to crack the starting lineup at Ohio State but like his legendary basketball namesake, Jordan found a home at (left) guard early on, becoming the first Buckeye since Orlando Pace in 1994 to start on the offensive line (13 games) and earning Freshman All-American honors.
Along with teammate Nick Bosa, Jordan was one of just two sophomores to earn first-team accolades from Big Ten coaches in 2017.
Like former guards-turned-centers Pat Elflein and Billy Price before him, Jordan was asked to slide inside in 2018 and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors there before forgoing his remaining eligibility to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
Just 21 years old, Jordan will be an interesting projection to the NFL as his height, agility and current lack of explosive power suggest a move outside to tackle could be in his future, though none of his 41 college starts came there.
Prototypical frame for an NFL offensive lineman with excellent height, length (34 1/4" arms) and weight distribution, including a power-packed lower half. Surprisingly quick for a man of his size, showing light feet and core flexibility to mirror and recover if initially beaten. Jordan also shows good knee bend and core strength to handle the shorter, squattier run-stuffers he faced inside, showing better functional strength than his weight-room numbers (19 repetitions of 225) indicate.
Jordan showed savvy, unselfishness and versatility in sliding to center but did struggle at times with the consistency (speed and accuracy) of his shotgun snaps. Some worry his height will be an issue for QBs needing to throw over him.
While unpolished, there isn't an OL-coach in the NFL who wouldn't love to work with a moldable piece of clay like Jordan.
Projection: Third Round
--Field Level Media