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Blake Griffin puts Jordan Cameron at the top of his draft board

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USC tight end Jordan Cameron put on quite a show at the 2011 scouting combine, putting up great times as one of several of the new breed of super-athletic "big receivers" who are just as apt to split out to the slot than to stay inline and block. Most draft experts give Cameron a third- to fourth-round grade, but NBA slam-dunk champion Blake Griffin begs to differ — he believes that the 6-foot-5, 254-pound Cameron, who ran a 4.53 40-yard dash and managed a 37 ½-inch vertical jump at the combine, is the "safest bet" in this draft class.

And just to be clear — according to Griffin, it isn't the haircut, or the 4.5 40, or the fact that his hands are made of glue. Nor is it his creativity, or his unbelievable hops (seriously — Cameron can throw some Phi Slamma Jamma his own self, as you'll see in the video).

What is it? The answer lies below…

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