Jawhar Jordan has seen his stock for the 2024 NFL Draft. He has 881 rushing yards so far, including five games where he exceeded 100 rushing yards. Notably, he achieved a career-high rushing yards (163) against Duke two weeks ago and 143 yards against Notre Dame. This demonstrates his ability to excel against top-tier opponents and step up when his team needs him the most. Jordan surely is explosive!
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Jordan was a three-star high school prospect who signed with Syracuse. In two years at Syracuse, he posted average numbers, never exceeding 40 rushing yards in a game. In 2020, he was further hampered by a season-ending lower leg injury. Following the 2020 season, Jordan entered the transfer portal and transferred to Louisville. In his initial year with the Cardinals, he made a relatively limited impact, carrying the ball only 15 times for 105 yards and catching just one pass. However, he displayed his prowess as one of the premier return specialists in college football, averaging an impressive 36.6 yards on five kick returns. He even managed to return one for a remarkable 100-yard touchdown!
Jordan’s impact in 2022 was substantial, as he put up 815 rushing yards. He continued to make his mark on special teams, maintaining an average of 23.5 yards per kickoff return. The climax of his season occurred in the latter part of the year, with Jordan achieving over 100 rushing yards in four of the team’s last five games.
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The strides he made in 2022 allowed him to enter the 2023 season on the NFL radar. However, his elite performance this year has propelled him up the draft as a possible 4th-5th round pick. In addition to his standout games against Duke and Notre Dame, Jordan also delivered a stellar performance against Boston College with 134 rushing yards and a 75-yard reception. Notably, he surpassed the 130-yard mark against Murray State, boasting an astonishing average of 19.3 yards per carry in that matchup.