March 14, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks linebacker/defensive end Dion Jordan talks with reporters at Oregon pro day at Moshofsky Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
Several Oregon players will look forward to phone calls this weekend, whether they are in the middle of it at Radio City Music Hall or out in the back woods fishing somewhere. NFL.com has broken down their list of the Top 50 Prospects and there are two Oregon Ducks that make the list.
According to the article, Dion Jordan is #5 (no teams assigned on this list, just a number, according to talent) Here’s what they say:
"5) Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon:Jordan is a long, lean athlete with incredible upside as a pass rusher. Oregon’s scheme called on him to drop and cover often, but when he did get pass-rush opportunities, he displayed an explosive get-off and the ability to wrap the edge."
Also making the list of the NFL Draft Top 50 at Number 48 is Offensive Guard Kyle Long, in part because many see him as a raw talent that can be taught at the next level. For a guy who could not get another year of eligibility to hone his skills with the Ducks, he may also be a candidate for more than one position in the NFL, which many see as an upside for his talent.
The 2013 NFL Draft starts Thursday April 25th and concludes on Saturday, April 27th.
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