Posted By manage Oct 28, 2009
“They called me around the sixth round before their pick,” Jordan said after the draft. “They told me they were very interested and the DB coach told me he was pulling for me. But they decided to go another route (in the draft).
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Next up for Jordan is heading to Los Angeles to sign his contract, but those details haven’t yet been finalized. Right now, he is just soaking in everything that has happened.
“I am just living in the moment right now,” Jordan said. “It is amazing and surreal right now. It all starting with me graduating next week and this draft day.
“I am just getting in my prep and going out there to fight to make a roster.”
Jordan is not the first Griffon to chase his NFL dream. Most recently, his brother, Reggie Jordan, Travis Partridge, Michael Hill and David Bass all got looks from clubs in the sport’s premier league.
Jordan said the Rams see him as a cornerback at the next level. He said he is confident in his ability to contribute in the NFL and that confidence is borne of a high level of play in the MIAA against some of the best players NCAA Division II has to offer.
“I am perfectly fine with (playing corner),” he said. “It is what I have been doing and it is what I enjoy.”
For his play in 2015, Jordan landed on five different All American teams. The three time first team All MIAA defensive back has been named first team All MIAA, first team Don Hansen All Region and All America, first team D2CCA All America, first team D2CCA All Region, first team AFCA All America and first team AP Little All America. Jordan was also a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, given to the nation’s top small college defensive player.
Jordan finished his final season as a Griffon with 41 total tackles, at team high five interceptions and an MIAA high 22 passes defended. He leaves Missouri Western second on the career interceptions list with 16.
As the final day of the NFL draft wound down, Jordan wasn’t the only Griffon fielding phone calls from NFL teams.
Both offensive lineman Leonard Wester and cornerback Sam Brown will also be trying to make their way onto pro rosters.
Wester will sign a free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Brown is weighing several options but for now plans to attend a Baltimore Raven’s mini camp.
Like Jordan, Wester heard from his new team during the middle of the draft’s sixth round.
“Me and my family are really excited about the opportunity,” Wester said. “Tampa Bay showed a lot of interest for a while and I am just really humbled to be a part of that organization.
“The next step is heading down for minicamp next week.”
Wester was recently named the Dr. James J. McMillen Scholar Athlete Award winner at Western’s 2016 Student Athlete Honors banquet. This past season, Wester was an All MIAA honorable mention selection and also earned academic All MIAA and conference scholar athlete honors.
Brown said the Ravens’ invite is one of several inquiries he has received from teams, but it is the one that he was most likely to pursue as of Saturday evening.
Like his fellow Griffons, he is grateful for the chance to play the sport he loves as a professional.
“It is kind of mind blowing coming where I come from with some of the struggles and adversity,” Brown said. “It is just really huge for me and my family.