NFL Draft Picks: 50 Best in USC History
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Jordan Cameron’s career is still young, but his draft story is proof that there is great value to be found in the middle rounds.
With just 16 catches for 126 yards and one touchdown in three seasons at USC, and just one year at tight end, Cameron was a calculated risk for the Browns.
Drafted in the fourth round more on the strength of his performance in the East-West Shrine Game and Combine workouts than his production in college, Cameron became one of the rare “Combine Warriors” to come good by emerging as one of the most dangerous tight end threats in the game in 2013.
That season Cameron caught 117 passes for 917 yards and seven touchdowns, behind only Jimmy Graham among tight ends.
Injuries limited his 2015 season but he parlayed his early success into two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins worth $15 million.