Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/24/13
Teams in the NFL are quickly learning that the need for a good running attack has fallen on top of the league’s endangered species list. The recently approved new rule changes will make this task very difficult, so you better be able to throw the football.With the advent of a pass-happy NFL, defenses will need more hybrid players on the field that can rush the quarterback and still be fast enough to cover speedy receivers downfield. Oregon Ducks defensive end Dion Jordan fits this description perfectly, as he’s a natural athlete.Here is Dion Jordan’s 2013 NFL draft scouting report:StrengthsJordan has tremendous size at 6’6”, 248lbs., and NFL teams will expect him to add-on more weight to his body frame in order to become a more effective pass-rusher. Defensive line coaches will love how he uses his hands to keep blockers away from his body. This technique doesn’t allow Jordan to be steered away from the pocket.He works well in most defensive schemes, as Jordan has played both the ou...
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