Jordan Mills: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Louisiana Tech OT

Alessandro Miglio@@AlexMiglioFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2013

Jordan Mills: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Louisiana Tech OT

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    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.

Background

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    Full Name: Jordan Michael Mills

    Date of Birth: December 24, 1990

    Hometown: Napoleonville, Louisiana

    School: Louisiana Tech

    Year: Senior

     

    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.

Statistics

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    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.

Draft Process

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    Measurements

    Height: 6'5"

    Weight: 316 lbs.

    Arm Length: 34"

    Hand Size: 9.75"

     

    Combine Results

    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.

Interesting Facts

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    Jordan Mills has some family already playing in the NFL to lean on.

    Tramon Williams of the Green Bay Packers and free-agent running back Brandon Jacobs are his cousins (via Brian Carriveau of Cheesehead TV):

    “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.”

    Not only is Mills related to Williams, he’s also a cousin to former New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs.

Observations

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    Per Jordan Grove of DraftSaints.com:

    And you'd be wrong RT @berns247 I would take the combo of Menelik Watson and Chase Thomas over Bjoern Werner and Jordan Mills. #Saints

    — Jordan Grove (@LaSportsDude) April 16, 2013

     

    Per Derek Klassen of BeyondUSports.com:

    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

     

    Per Bleacher Report's Ryan Lownes:

    If OT is a priority, Ohio State's Reid Fragel and Louisiana Tech's Jordan Mills could tempt the #Saints in the 3rd-4th Round #NFLDraft32in32

    — Ryan Lownes (@ryanlownes) April 12, 2013