With pick No. 25 in the 2011 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected California Golden Bears DE Cameron Jordan. With Will Smith facing a potential four-game suspension to open the 2011 season, Jordan could get a little more instant playing time than he would otherwise.
Interesting that the Saints went with Jordan with Clemson Tigers DE Da'Quan Bowers and several other pass rushers still on the board. Both the Bucs and Saints selected pass rushers -- a wise move in a division that already contained three outstanding quarterbacks and just added perhaps the most athletic six-foot-six quarterback ever.
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