Posted April 25, 2013 on AP on Fox
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 forced three fumbles. To acquire Jordan, Mi...
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