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Dion Jordan | Linebacker

Team: Oregon Ducks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 245

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Dolphins selected Oregon DE/OLB Dion Jordan with the No. 3 overall pick.
The Dolphins traded up nine slots to draft Jordan, sending the Nos. 12 and 42 overall picks to the Raiders. Jordan (6--6, 248) was a versatile "Joker" in Chip Kelly's Ducks defenses, playing end and linebacker and covering slot receivers on passing downs. He tallied 29 career tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, and four forced fumbles. Jones ran like a receiver at the Combine, clearing forty yards in 4.6-flat with a 1.57 ten-yard split and 10-foot-2 broad jump. He's a highly explosive, fluid athlete whom Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris likens to former five-time Pro Bowler Julian Peterson. Jordan has also drawn comparisons to another former Miami sack artist, Jason Taylor. Look for the Dolphins to complete the trade for Chiefs LT Branden Albert Friday. Thu, Apr 25, 2013 08:37:00 PM

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Oregon OLB Dion Jordan is visiting the Lions on Tuesday.

Jordan reminds us of former Lions strong side linebacker Julian Peterson thanks to his comfort in space and upside as a pass rusher. He is being listed as a pass rushing outside linebacker, but don't overlook Jordan's versatility to be an impact player on first and second down. We doubt he makes it out of the top four, with a likely selection at No. 2.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley could look for a "special pass rusher" at pick No. 2, according to SI's Peter King.

King suggests Bradley figures "he can find plugger interior defensive linemen and corners down the line, the way he's done in his last couple of coaching stops." The team's new general manager noted they have narrowed the pick down to two prospects, and we would wager Dion Jordan and Ezekiel Ansah are included as part of that duo.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 10:07:00 AM

The Bills hosted Oregon OLB Dion Jordan for a visit on Wednesday.

Jordan would play strong side linebacker in the Bills more versatile defense in 2012. Sure, the team signed Manny Lawson during free agency to play that spot, but we think Jordan could be what Lawson and Mathias Kiwanuka were drafted to be. We doubt he makes it out of the top six picks, however.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 10:23:00 AM

Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell says there are two players the team "really likes".

Caldwell then said there are three or four more that the team is still looking through. It's tough to say which they could be, but one must imagine that Oregon LB Dion Jordan and West Virginia QB Geno Smith are in the running. Jordan fits as a LEO for the team whereas Smith would bring them perhaps a franchise passer that they've been lacking.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 09:02:00 AM

Oregon OLB Dion Jordan is visiting the Bucs on Monday and Tuesday.

We highly doubt that Jordan is available with pick No. 13, so if the Bucs do not complete a trade for Darrelle Revis they might trade up for the Oregon pass rusher. Jordan is an outside linebacker in any scheme, and with the Bucs he would fit on the strong side. He's a top five talent in this year's class.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 11:54:00 AM

Oregon OLB Dion Jordan is visiting the Jets on Thursday and Friday.

We doubt Jordan lasts until pick No. 9, but he would be a great pass rushing outside linebacker to pair with the young defensive front the Jets have built. We prefer the Oregon product as a strong side linebacker in a four man front, but feel comfortable he will only improve as a pass rusher.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 10:16:00 AM's Eliot Shorr-Parks reports Oregon LB Dion Jordan will work out for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The workout will take place on April 4. Jordan is a great fit for the Eagles' new coaching staff and scheme. He has obvious familiarity with Head Coach Chip Kelly, who was previously at Oregon with Jordan. Jordan would be a strong-side linebacker in the Eagles' new defense and is a viable option with their first-round selection.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 06:45:00 PM

Oregon OLB Dion Jordan is scheduled to visit the Patriots in the near future.

Many will question the Patriots reasoning here, using an in-house visit on a player who will almost certainly be selected in the top 10 picks. We expect Jordan to play a similar role to 2012 first-round pick Dont'a Hightower, a strong side linebacker who offers pass rush ability.
Source: NESN
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 03:34:00 PM

Reporter Tony Pauline writes that the Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to move the No. 2 overall pick.

"I hear the scouting staff is not in love with any of the players at the top of the draft plus new general manager Dave Caldwell, well respected for his scouting talents, believes he'll be able to harvest potential starters with multiple picks," Pauline writes. The Jaguars have seen several players mocked to them, including Oregon OLB Dion Jordan, who the team visited with on April 2.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 04:16:00 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting Oregon OLB Dion Jordan on April 2.

Jordan will be hosted by the Jaguars a day after they meet with Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. Jordan is an intriguing fit in the Jaguars' scheme, which projects as an hybrid under front. He would likely be the "Leo" in the front, in other words known as the "Elephant". He would fit there at that position in the sense that he'd be primarily responsible for threatening the C-gap, which he prefers to do.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 06:44:00 PM

An NFL Exec texted The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein that he should rank Oregon OLB Dion Jordan over BYU DL Ezekiel Ansah.

"You should have Dion Jordan #1 on your list," the exec said. "Definitely better than Ansah." Zierlein has Ansah at No. 2 overall and Jordan at No. 3, so the difference is very small. We love both prospects, however, they will impact the NFL in very different ways.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 12:21:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen noted that if a team is hoping to draft an edge rusher, they better get them early.

"That's the word," said Mort, who cited players like Dion Jordan and Ezekiel Ansah. As usual, the pass rushing class is not as deep after the first-round as other positions. This year, the areas of depth include corner, safety, and tight end.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 10:06:00 AM

The Tennessee Titans will host Oregon LB Dion Jordan, according to Titans Insider Terry McCormick.

Jordan could be a fit for the Titans depending on what they want to do with strong-side end Derrick Morgan or linebacker Akeem Ayers. Jordan would be a bit redundant to Ayers, even though he's more fluid in space than the Titans linebacker. There's a chance that the Titans could see Jordan as similar to Jevon Kearse and play him on the weak side. Needless to say, this is an interesting visit.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 08:05:00 PM's Bucky Brooks questioned if Oregon OLB Dion Jordan is worth a top 10 selection.

"He's a master of all trades, but he just doesn't give me what I want to see as a pass rusher," Brooks said. He currently mocks the Oregon product at number 13 to the Bucs. We think Jordan's production dropped for a few reasons, the first was because he is asked to do so many things in coverage from that strong side linebacker spot. Second, a shoulder injury, which has since been fixed, likely limited his effectiveness in the latter portions of the season.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 11:14:00 AM