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The Miami Dolphins began the draft with the most picks of any team, and they used two of them to select pass rusher Dion Jordan of Oregon.
Miami general manager Jeff Ireland swung a trade Thursday night with Oakland to move up nine spots in the first round and take Jordan with the overall No. 3 pick.
The Dolphins needed a left tackle, and three of top four picks in the draft were tackles, but Ireland instead opted to upgrade a defense lacking in playmakers.
Miami tied for fourth-worst in the league last year in takeaways.
Jordan, who attended the draft in New York, didn't see the pick coming.
''I was surprised,'' he said. ''The trade, I wasn't expecting that. I'm surprised and very blessed and ready to go to work.''
The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Jordan, who can play defensive end or outside linebacker, has drawn comparisons to former Dolphin Jason Taylor. Jordan had 14.5 sacks in 45 games with Oregon, and as a senior he had five sacks and ...
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DAVIE, Fla. The Miami Dolphins pulled off the first stunning move of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, trading up for Oaklands third overall pick and selecting Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan.
The Dolphins sent their first-round pick (12th overall) and a second-round pick (42nd overall) to the Raiders.
Jordan, 6-foot-6, 248 pounds, is a former tight end considered to be an edge...
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...
1.03 Miami Dolphins (From Oakland) Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon, (6-6, 248)
The first trade of the night is out of the way, the Dolphins have moved up into the third pick of the draft to get defensive end Dion Jordan. The Raiders get picks number 12 and 42 from the Dolphins as a result of the trade.
Dion Jordan is known as a pure pass rusher, being a hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker...
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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...
The Miami Dolphins have traded their 12th overall pick and 42nd overall pick to the Oakland Raiders for the third overall pick in the NFL Draft. With that pick they took Dion Jordan, OLB from Oregon.
Jordan has been drawing comparisons to Jason Taylor, which is obviously a very nice comparison for Dolphins fans.
Miami obviously really likes Jordan, so we'll see how well...
Oregon's Dion Jordan was the third player taken in the NFL Draft on Thursday when the Miami Dolphins traded the Oakland Raiders for the chance to pick up the Oregon defensive end. Jordan is the highest drafter defensive player in school history and is the third Duck to be select No. 3 overall, joining quarterbacks Joey Harrington in 2002 and Akili Smith in 1999.
One of the bigger surprises so far in the 2013 NFL Draft was the Miami Dolphins trading up to the third pick of the draft and selecting University of Oregon linebacker Dion Jordan.
After the pick was made, ESPN analyst Jon Gruden didn't exactly look that enthralled with the selection:
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As expected the Raiders successfully traded out of the No. 3 spot in the trade in a move to acquire more draft picks.
The Raiders have traded the third overall pick in the NFL draft to the Dolphins.
In return the Raiders receive the 12th and 42nd picks overall.
The Dolphins used the pick to select OLB Dion Jordan, a pass rush specialist from Oregon.
The first two picks by the Chiefs...
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BY NICK ST. DENISDion Jordan is slated to be Cameron Wake's best friend. Jordan will be Wake's.When the Miami Dolphins traded up to No. 3 overall to take the Oregon pass rusher in Jordan, Wake finally got the opposite-side threat he's been lacking of late.Opposing offenses have increasingly keyed in on the quarterback-hungry Wake, as the team didn't boast another...
Last night was monumental for the Oregon Ducks football program, a night that will give the Oregon coaching staff yet another tool when they hit the recruiting trail in the coming years.
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1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joekel, OT, Texas A&M
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
3. Oakland Raiders: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
4. Philadelphia Eagles: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
5. Detroit Lions: Ziggy Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU
6. Cleveland Browns: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabma
7. Arizona Cardinals: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
8. Buffalo Bills...