For me, it's all about the best player available (BPA) that fills a need for your team. The only exception is QB because the NFL is a QB driven league and you need one to win it all. There are a few exceptions like when you have a dominating defense like Denver did.
Summary: Cameron Jordan is yet another prospect from this class with NFL bloodlines. His father Steve spent over a decade as a tight end for the Vikings and went to six Pro Bowls. Jordan has a leg up on his draft peers having not only played in a 3-4 at Cal, but also multiple positions as well as some 4-3 looks. His ideal fit is as an end in an odd front where he will stop the run and disrupt the passing game. He is not an elite pass rusher and has not batted down a lot of passes. Other than that he is a very well-rounded player.