Jordan Mills: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Louisiana Tech OT
The most famous offensive lineman to come out of Louisiana Tech is Willie Roaf, taken eighth overall by the Saints in 1993.
Jordan Mills hopes to channel some of Roaf's success at the next level, though he probably won't crack the first two days of the draft.
Here are five things you should know about him.
All measurements and combine results courtesy of NFL.com.
All statistics courtesy of cfbstats.com.
Full Name: Jordan Michael Mills
Date of Birth: December 24, 1990
Hometown: Napoleonville, Louisiana
School: Louisiana Tech
Mills was quite the athlete coming out of high school. He played basketball and threw the shot put for the track and field team on top of his duties as a football player.
There are no statistics to note for Jordan Mills, but he was a part of a rather impressive offense.
It was lights out last season, as the Bulldogs had five games of four-plus touchdowns, including an eight-touchdown explosion against Idaho.
Mills helped block for an offense that averaged 5.2 yards per carry and scored 47 touchdowns on the ground all year.
Weight: 316 lbs.
Arm Length: 34"
Hand Size: 9.75"
40-Yard Dash: 5.37 seconds
Bench Press: 20 reps at 225 lbs.
Broad Jump: 101.0 inches
Vertical Jump: 28.5 inches
20-yard Shuttle: 4.88 seconds
Three-Cone Drill: 8.10 seconds
It was a forgettable combine experience for Jordan Mills, who turned in one of the least athletic performances for an offensive tackle. The only thing he flashed was a bit of strength in the bench press.
Jordan Mills has some family already playing in the NFL to lean on.
“When I was little, him and my brother played football together and I used to follow them around all the time,” said Mills at the NFL Combine. “I was like six or seven trying to hang out around 14- and 15-year olds. Having them around when I was little, you know it was a great experience, it was very humbling.”
Jordan Mills is not an NFL OT. He's a Guard. Not quick enough with his feet, but drives blocks very well.— DKlass (@Derrikklassen) April 14, 2013
— Ryan Lownes (@ryanlownes) April 12, 2013