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Dion Jordan hasn't even stepped on the Miami Dolphins practice field, let alone taken a regular-season snap. But the University of Oregon defensive end already understands what the NFL is all about. "It's become a passing league," Jordan said Thursday night during his news conference at Radio City Music Hall. "You need guys who can protect quarterbacks and guys who get after them." That's the story of the 2013 NFL Draft. It won't be remembered for quarterbacks like the classes of 2012 and 1983. One didn't get chosen in the first round until Buffalo nabbed Florida State's E.J. Manuel at No. 16. This year, it was all about the players who guard and pressure the passer. For the first time in NFL history, the first six players chosen were offensive tackles or edge rushers. Jordan's high selection was no shock considering the pre-draft buzz surrounding him as the second coming of DeMarcus Ware. The team that chose him was. Sitting at No. 12, the Dolphins were considered a good pos...
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