Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Contra Costa Times: Cal's Jordan opens some scouts' eyes

Ex-Bears receiver runs fast 40-yard dash

By Jonathan Okanes

BERKELEY — Robert Jordan has spent much of the past year existing in the shadow of fellow Cal receivers DeSean Jackson and Lavelle Hawkins. Tuesday was Jordan's turn to garner some of the attention.

Jordan, a former Hayward High star, arguably helped himself more than any other Cal prospect at the school's annual NFL pro timing day at Memorial Stadium. Jordan ran an unoffical time of 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash and by all accounts made a positive impression on the large contingent of NFL scouts on hand.   "Hopefully, I was able to open some eyes today," said Jordan, who said some scouts had him clocked in the high-4.3s. "I just hope I was able to show that I can do what DeSean and Lavelle can do. Hopefully, I turned some heads today and showed that I can do what everybody else can do, and even more."  Jordan was a steady receiver last season while Jackson and Hawkins attracted most of the attention. Jordan was left out again when he wasn't invited to participate in last month's NFL scouting combine, while his more high-profile teammates were.  It left Jordan putting a lot of stock in Tuesday's performance. He's likely a borderline candidate to be drafted but may have substantially helped his cause with his 40 time. He also helped defuse some questions about his size, weighing in at 174 pounds after finishing the season at 162.

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