Dion Jordan NFL Draft Profile

Dion Jordan NFL Draft Profile

Dion Jordan, Senior, Defensive End, Oregon



Dion Jordan was a superstar in the middle of a good defense that was banged up for most of the season.  He had 12 tackles for loss this season.  He also contributed three forced fumbles.  He did not even lead the team in sacks or tackles because offensive coordinators had to double team him most games.  Originally an offensive player, Jordan moved over to the defensive side of the ball once it was determined that his athleticism and size would be better used creating havoc in the backfield.  Jordan is massive.  He is 6’7” and a lean 241 pounds.


Final Projection:

Jordan’s size and athleticism at the defensive end position is tantalizing to NFL coaches.  Defensive end is the money-making position for defensive coordinators.  Teams can never have enough strong pass rushers.  He finds the ball and disrupts the passer.  His numbers do not necessarily wow anybody, but his stock is based primarily on his potential.  Many see him as a DeMarcus Ware type of player.  If that is the case, then someone will strike gold.  Jordan is a solid middle first-rounder.

4/11/2013 Update by Joel Welser:

Jordan performed well at his pre-draft workouts and has been creeping up draft boards. His ceiling is likely at the fourth overall selection where new Eagles coach Chip Kelly may want to take his former pupil from Oregon. Jordan's versatility and pass rushing ability make him pretty much fit anywhere. Even if Philadelphia passes on Jordan, he will not last long with plenty of teams in the top ten looking for pass rushing help.

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