3. Cameron Jordan
This is a choice that the Bucs have gotten up close and personal with two times per year since 2011.
That’s when Cameron Jordan was drafted by the Saints. He was the 24th overall pick that year and immediately became a starter. He has been one ever since, starting 79 out of a career 80 games. After a mediocre rookie season, he posted eight sacks, 67 tackles, three forced fumbles and two recoveries in 2012.
Over the next three seasons, Jordan posted ten or more sacks twice and was elected to the Pro Bowl in each of those seasons. His career best came in 2013 when he posted 12.5 sacks. Keep in mind, the Saints of the last five years haven’t exactly been known for their defense. To be a standout on a team that has an underwhelming defense is all the more impressive.
In ten games against the Bucs, Jordan has posted 5.5 sacks. Those line protections better take this guy into account.
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