The NFL Draft is now less than a month away and several teams, including Philadelphia are trying to maximize their opportunities through possible trade before working on their ‘big boards’ for the 2014 NFL Draft. If there is one man who knows how to do this it is former Oregon Coach Chip Kelly. Yes, he has only been in the NFL for a year, but he has a leg up on the competition when it comes to his former players. Enter Defensive End Dion Jordan. Late last week it was reported from the Delaware County Daily Times that the Miami Dolphins received a trade offer nearly two months ago for the former Oregon Defensive End.
However the trigger was never pulled and Jordan remains a Miami Dolphin. In his first year in the NFL, coming off of shoulder surgery, the Dolphins took a risk in drafting Jordan third in last year’s NFL Draft. He never quite panned out in Miami as a rookie, struggling to pick up the defensive scheme and getting on the field for roughly 20 snaps per game. However bring in Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles, plus a 3-4 Defense and the former Oregon standout could have the opportunity to shine. Of course, two months is a long time for a trade to be sitting on the table, but it is not dead yet.
Philadelphia will likely have to come up with a better option for a trade, better than a second round pick which was offered the first time around. The bigger question for me is, how much is Dion Jordan really worth.
He was a good player when he was with the Oregon Ducks, but and injury his senior year really hurt his playing time. Add that to the fact that it did not go well his rookie year in Florida with the Dolphins. I don’t think it’s worth giving a first round talent for him. Do you?