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Cam Jordan's wait in the green room of Radio City Music Hall in New York City has come to an end.
The former Cal defensive end was picked 24th overall by the New Orleans Saints to continue a streak of first rounders out of Berkeley that includes Tyson Alualu, Jahvid Best, and Alex Mack.
Stick around on Calbears.com for more extensive coverage of Jordan throughout the evening.
Former Cal defensive end is still waiting to be selected in the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. So where will he land?
There has been a lot of talk about the New England Patriots liking Jordan, to the point where some speculated they would trade up into the top ten to pick the former Golden Bear. With a rush of quarterbacks being taken in the top half of the first round, Jordan may still be there for the Patriots' original pick at 17th overall.
If Jordan lasts beyond New England, many more think he will end up in San Diego, which is certainly in the market for a defensive end.
Regardless, we should be getting closer to the point when Roger Goodell will call the former Cal standout's name from the podium.
With nine picks down in the 2011 NFL Draft, former Cal defensive end Cameron Jordan is closer to hearing which team will select him with their first round pick.
Regardless of which team picks him, one thing is certain: Jordan is smiling and looking stylish in New York. Check out these photos from inside Radio City Music Hall, from Jordan himself.
With the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft officially under way, there is plenty of speculation regarding where former Cal defensive end Cameron Jordan will end up.
Earlier today, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that the New England Patriots are looking to trade up to the Cowboys' ninth overall pick in order to select Jordan.
A few hours later, however, Michael Smith (also of ESPN) reported that the Patriots will not trade up to select Jordan after all. Knowing how New England operates on draft day, however, says that it could still certainly happen.
One thing is for sure: Cam Jordan is a consensus first round pick and is one of 25 prospects to be on hand at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for today's festivities. He should hear his name called sometime soon.
Have you ever wondered what a first-round NFL Draft prospect does in the hours before he's drafted ... "interviews, interviews, interviews" and apparently affable former Cal defensive lineman Cameron Jordan doesn't mind doing them. Here's a few more snippets from a recent phone conversation (i.e., interview) CalBears.com had with him a few minutes ago from New York.
What's the vibe' been like since you arrived in New York yesterday?
"It's all good. There's a lot of things going on. Everybody's busy."
What you been up to?
"I missed ringing the [New York Stock Exchange] bell, but so far I've done a lot of different things. I've been to Radio City Music Hall ... I've just sort of been everywhere. I went to the Niketown, that's sort of what I've been happy about."
Who's the coolest person you've met since you've been in New York?
Besides my agents, assistants and my publicist [laughter from he and his publicist in the background] ... I reintroduced myself to Jerry Rice, I met Landry Fields."
Landry Fields the NBA guy? Did you know he was from Stanford?
"Yeah, I ragged on him but it's cool."
What's the rest of your day look like?
"I'm doing interviews all day. That's all I'm doing, interviews, interviews, interviews. Hopefully that will get my stock moving upwards. I'm projecting myself, nah I'm just playin'. Hopefully I'll get some East Coast attention. It started at like 6 Eastern."
What do you think you're going to feel like when your name is called?
"When my name is called, I'm going to book my flight to go home. I'm going to party it up like it's 1969 [laughter]. I'm actually supposed to go home Monday and then I'll probably have to wait for the weekend for people to not have things to do. I'm in New York through the weekend."
Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day, Cam, and we wish you the best of luck tonight.
Cameron Jordan will be featured on CSN Bay Area's SportsNet Central on Wednesday night with a video piece called Pursuit of a Dream. Tune in at 7:30 or 10:30 p.m. to catch it.
Former Cal defensive end Cameron Jordan has made quite the name for himself heading into this week's NFL Draft.
The soon-to-be Berkeley alum is expected to go in the first round on Thursday night, extending a streak of first-rounders from Cal that includes Tyson Alualu (2010), Jahvid Best (2010), Alex Mack (2009), and Marshawn Lynch (2007).
(We should note that All-Pro wide receiver and return man Desean Jackson somehow slipped out of the first round in 2008, being picked up by the Eagles in the second round. Plenty of teams are certainly regretting that move now.)
Calbears.com will be hosting Cal NFL Draft Central for Thursday's first round and the Bear Blog will be functioning as an NFL Draft blog for the weekend.
We also will host Candid Cam, where Cameron Jordan will offer Bear Blog readers an inside look at the life of a first round prospect waiting for his name to be called at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Needless to say, for all of your NFL draft coverage regarding former Golden Bears, this is the place to be. At least Cam Jordan will be here.
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