Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 4/25/13
  The Dolphins acquired the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft in a trade with the Oakland Raiders.  They use it to select Dion Jordan, Outside Linebacker out of Oregon. Jordan is clearly a top 10 selection, one the Dolphins thought could be gone by their original 12th pick.  Needing an impact linebacker, the trade up to get Jordan looks like an interesting move, considering a shoulder injury he sustained last season. On February 23, 2013, Jordan announced that he would undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum. His recovery time is about 3 to 4 months. Jordan was redshirted in 2009. In 2010, he switched from tight end to defensive end. He finished the season with 33 tackles and two sacks. As a first year starter in 2011, Jordan was a first team All-Pac-12 selection after recording 42 tackles and 7.5 sacks.   His box scores may not appeal to everyone, but Jordan was frequently asked to cover receivers or tight ends after lining up in the slot opposite them. His future appears to...
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