Dion Jordan

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  1. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    Dion Jordan

    6'6" 245 lbs.

    DE/OLB - Oregon

    NFL Scout Jimmy O’Brien: "Possesses high level speed and athleticism, with plus burst and closing ability. Slightly weak upper body hurts at the point of attack, making Jordan a below average inline run defender. He's an intriguing prospect. Shows huge promise getting to the quarterback. Not a pure speed rusher, but, as Andrew noted, hand use is excellent, with a notable proficiency for keeping opponents off his chest (uses his hands as aggressively as anyone in the PAC 12). Tries a wide array of rush moves (rip, club, swim, spin), most of which are, at least at times, effective – could be just scratching the surface of his rush potential. Can break down in space, though appears a bit stiff moving laterally, or when occasionally in coverage; still, displays enough cover ability for 3-4 OLB. As a highly versatile defender, capable of assuming multiple positions and hybrid roles, could be a highly sought after player come April."

    Not sure if he'll be around when we pick, because something tells me he will shoot up draft boards after the combine. I wouldn't trade up for him, but if he's available when we pick I'd love to have him. His upside is incredible with a 6'6 frame and long arms with his his speed and athleticism. Plus, he fills a position of need. He can play OLB in a 3-4 or DE in a 4-3 when he puts on some weight. He relies mainly on his speed and athleticism right now and lacks the strength to bull rush, but he has the frame to put on another 15-20 lbs of muscle, probably even more over time. And the best thing about him: he has a high motor, never gives up on the play. He could be a freak in a couple years with development, which is why I think he'll end up being a top 15-20 pick.
  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    IMO, he has the highest upside of any of the outside pass-rushers in the 2013 draft. His thin build is a risk when projecting to the NFL. Visions of Manny Lawson could scare some teams away.

    He appears to have much better upper body strength than I expected based on his build. I would be more worried about the thin lower body.

    I would take him ahead of Mingo.
  3. IAmLegend

    IAmLegend Well-Known Member

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    Agreed on taking him ahead of Mingo. Both are raw freak athletes, but I like Jordan's size and versatility more. He could lineup in the 3-4 immediately and be a pass rush threat, and in a couple years, once he gets his weight up, he could play with his hand in the dirt in a 4-3 if needed. I like him a lot as an athletic pass rusher with a high motor who can also drop back into coverage. Plus, he already looks good in silver and white :D
  4. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    Jordan has Seattle Seahawk written all over him
  5. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Mingo is supposed to have the best first step of any of the pass rushers. Too bad it only resulted in 4 sacks this year.
  6. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Jordan is a freak. After Jones and Moore he is probably the only other 3-4 Olb I would want out of the other projected 1st founders.
  7. respectdatstar

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    Too bad Seattle will be picking in the mid 20s.
  8. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    One of my favorite prospects in this draft. I'd lo e to take him in the first.
  9. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    i have to be honest, if I were GM I would be looking to try to snag several picks, including a high first, for Demarcus Ware and trying to re-sign Spencer.
    Use the high first on someone like Jordan and the other picks to build up the OL and DL.
    Controversial yes i know to talk about trading Ware but IMO he's on the downside but still has huge value via trade
  10. kirkjrk

    kirkjrk Active Member

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    I doubt if we could get much for Ware, maybe a 2nd but more like a third.
  11. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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  12. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you-more of that mentality is needed for this team to continue to change the culture.
    I think he can be had in the second round however unless he blows up the combine.

    Dion Jordan is a really good prospect as well. He played with some injuries this season, otherwise his stock might be even higher.

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