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Oregon's Dion Jordan tops our list, but who is draft's big sleeper and who is overhyped among this class of 3-4 outside linebacker candidates?
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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...
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...
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...
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 Oakland Raiders took the words "Black Hole" literally when they analyzed their roster, because no one was getting out alive. With notable releases such as; Darrius Heyward-Bey, Michael Huff, Rolando McClain and Carson Palmer being traded to the Arizona Cardinals, the Raiders were truly in a rebuilding phase.For the first time in Raiders history, they will have the...
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.
We are less than a week from the NFL Draft, also known as the most important day of the year for your Cleveland Browns. With (another) new regime taking over the reigns and new schemes in place on both sides of the ball, it is crucial that Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi, Ray Farmer, Rob Chudzinski and the crew nail these three days. It all starts Thursday night with the primetime First...
Is Eric Fisher the Detroit Lions’ best option at No. 5?
The Detroit Lions could go a number of different ways with their first-round pick, No. 5 overall, in the 2013 NFL Draft. Assuming the Lions hold onto that selection come Round 1 on Thursday night, which players are most likely to wind up in Honolulu blue and silver?
Here’s a closer look at five possibilities:
• Dion Jordan...
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...
The NFL draft is so close I can nearly taste it — though I’m not sure I really want to know what an NFL draft tastes like.
It’s still unclear how the No. 1 pick will shake out, let alone the first, second or third rounds, but this is the way I rank the Top 100 prospects in the draft. There may not be a consensus No. 1 pick in the class like there was in 2012 with Andrew Luck...
For my entire archive of The Diff at WFNY, check out this tag. Again, last week’s topic covered baseball attendance in April and sellout streaks. Now, it’s NFL Draft talk time.
Yesterday, I wrote a teaser for a mock draft database that I was compiling. At the time, I had a sample of 50 mock drafts from around the Internet. Many were awful, as some of you dutifully pointed out...
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...