Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/18/14
It’s going to be interesting to see where the Dolphins line up rookie DE Dion Jordan. He can play defensive end, outside linebacker, and cover tight ends. However, before he gets to show off all those qualities, he needs to get healthy. Jordan is rehabbing from shoulder surgery he had in February, and is likely not going to be medically cleared for full practice for another week or two. Jordan attended the University of Oregon from 2008 to 2012 and as a first-year starter in 2011, Jordan was a first-team All-Pacific-12 Conference selection after recording 42 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks. He was also named a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2012, after recording 44 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. He boasts the resume of a big time pass rusher with a lot of versatility to play some linebacker, but his first NFL lesson is patience. "For any athlete, when this is your job and this is what your whole motivation is, it’s frustrating not being out there and watching the guys go,” Jordan said, via James Walker of ESPN. “But I understand my health is the main concern right now. So that’s what I’m going to focus on.” “[Patience] is something that I’m going to have to learn,” Jordan added. “I’m going to be as patient as I have to. At the same time, I have to understand what the situation is. I have to do whatever I have to do to make sure I’m ready for the season to help my guys.” “Everybody has high expectations, no matter when you’re drafted,” Jordan said. “You have expectations on yourself and the people who drafted you have expectations. So for me, I want to be successful and I want this team to be very successful. That’s the goal for all of us. I’m going to take care of myself so I can help this team.”
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