Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Defensive end Dion Jordan (Oregon) is introduced as the third overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jordan’s name has been listed everywhere but outside of the Top 15 heading into the NFL Draft. Many had predicted him to have a homecoming of sorts with his former coach Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles, but Jordan went to a team where there was a solid need for a Defensive End, the Miami Dolphins.
According to Andy Kent from Dolphins.com, General Manager Jeff Ireland thought enough of the athletic Jordan to give up the first of his two second-round picks (42nd overall) and swap first-round selections with the Oakland Raiders make it happen.
"“I’m going to bring tremendous athletic ability. Overall, I’m a great person and I’m ready to just get in there and work with the guys.”"
Jordan told ESPN’s Suzy Kolber backstage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City after donning a Dolphins ballcap.
Kent continues Jordan’s 4.60 in the 40-yard dash tied for the third fastest among defensive ends at the NFL Combine and his leap of 10 feet, 2 inches in the broad jump tied for fourth and he had the procedure done on his shoulder shortly after, missing Oregon’s Pro Day. Some see him as an outside linebacker at the next level and his 12.5 sacks over his last two seasons certainly stand out from a pass-rushing standpoint.
Other Ducks looking for a new home this weekend include Kenjon Barner(2nd-4th Round likely) and Offensive Lineman Kyle Long (Late 1st-3rd Round). Long has a unique situation in that he can play multiple positions and be molded to fit wherever he lands.
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