Found April 26, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland told the Miami Herald that they wanted Dion Jordan more than anyone and felt like that had to trade up to land him. “He was a player that we coveted quite a bit,” Ireland said. “We was very high on our board. We think he’s an outstanding talent, has tremendous versatility. He’s a great kid. We think the world of the player and what he’s capable of doing.” The Dolphins were shocked that they only had to give up a first and second round pick to move up to get Jordan. Ireland said he first approached Oakland about moving up before the draft began. After the Raiders had been on the clock for a few minutes, he called and made his first offer. Too low, the Raiders said. A minute later, the Raiders called back and asked for the Dolphins’ first-rounder and first second-rounder. Ireland agreed, and they had a deal – much to the surprise of many in the Dolphins’ war room. “I feel like everybody in the room was shocked,” Ross said. While the Dolphins may have had a high grade on Jordan, I think they over drafted him and should have taken an offensive tackle like Lane Johnson with the third pick.     Need NFL Tickets? The post Dolphins “shocked” they were able to get Dion Jordan appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

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