The first trade of the 2013 NFL Draft has taken place, and it comes with a shock as the Raiders moved the 3rd overall pick to Miami, who took Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan.
Jordan’s 2012 numbers and honors are impressive – *2012 1st Team All-Pac-12, *2011 1st Team All-Pac-12, *Senior Declared For 2013 NFL Draft, *Chandler High School – Chandler, Arizona *6 Ft 7 | 243 Lbs | 22 Years Old
Elite pass rushing ability; impressive repotoire of moves
Uses length to get off of blockers
Speedy first step
Can play in space
Scheme versatile; 4-3 DE, 3-4 OLB
Great closing speed
High football IQ
Could bulk up
Lack of physicality
Relies heavily on athleticism
Can over run pocket
Takes himself out of plays by running around blocks
Jordan is a raw prospect, but his upside and athleticism are very intriguing to teams around the league. It is hard to imagine a scenario where Jordan will get past his old college football coach Chip Kelly when the Philadelphia Eagles are on the clock. Jordan needs to hit the weight room and continue to get stronger, but his lack of strength could be disguised if he is drafted by a 3-4 team that will keep him away from blockers.
If you’re looking for a relentless pass rusher that will never stop pursuing the quarterback, Jordan is your guy.