Found April 25, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
Jon Gruden has been criticized for his easy-going commentary in the “Monday Night Football” booth, but he certainly showed his “Chucky” side when commenting on the Miami Dolphins’ selection of Dion Jordan at No. 3 overall in the NFL Draft on Thursday. Gruden, who is generally positive in his commentary, expressed many reservations about the Dolphins’ pick. “When I watch Dion Jordan play, I don’t see him play,” Gruden observed, noting that Oregon shifted defensive players in and out of their rotations like a hockey team working in shifts. Gruden thinks Jordan has great athleticism, but “he’s narrow, he’s got a shoulder problem … lot of unknown.” He also called Jordan a one-dimensional pass rusher who only tries to beat you to the outside with speed. He thinks that will be easy to defend in the NFL. “My only concern with one-dimensional edge rushers is you can counter them if you just take the time and execute your protection plan.” Hopefully you enjoyed the criticism from Grud

Dolphins draft strategy: target playmakers

When the comissioner announced that the Miami Dolphins had acquired the third overall pick, the first player that came to mind was offensive tackle Lane Johnson. I know I wasn't alone there. Based on the Dolphins draft strategy of the past, it seemed likely that the team would once again draft for need and upgrade at the most glaring hole on the roster. Instead, Jeff Ireland...

Miami Dolphins with third pick dialed wrong number, called E.J. Manuel instead of Dion Jordan

Tweet The Miami Dolphins selected defensive end Dion Jordan out of Oregon with the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. When they decided to select Jordan, though, they probably should have made sure they had the right number. Before the phone rang in Jordan’s green room, former Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel’s phone [...]

Dolphins “shocked” they were able to get Dion Jordan

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...

In His Words: Dion Jordan

Shortly after being selected third overall by the Miami Dolphins, defensive end Dion Jordan had a conference call with the South Florida media.

Miami Dolphins Draft Day Two: What's the Plan?

The Miami Dolphins shocked the NFL world last night by trading for the Oakland Raiders third overall pick and drafting Dion Jordan out of Oregon. The trade left Miami with one less second round pick, but it gave them the best defensive player in the draft and a potentially elite pass rusher to go alongside Cameron Wake. Jordan constantly draws comparisons to Jason Taylor, so he...

Ireland Discusses Jordan Move

The Dolphins caused quite a stir when they moved up from 12th to third in the first round of the draft after a trade with the Oakland Raiders and then selected Oregon defensive end/outside linebacker Dion Jordan. GM Jeff Ireland discussed the transaction and the players shortly after the pick was announced.

Grading round 1 of the Dolphins draft.

Well, it is safe to say not many of us ‘experts’ saw this coming. Jeff Ireland is wheeling and dealing like a man possessed. Jeff Ireland reportedly began the trade up process targeting a certain WR many DolFans have been drooling over. However, the Bills refused to trade their pick within their own division. Instead of standing pat, which we fans have become accustomed too,...

Dolphins 2013 Draft Picks

Here's are your official 2013 #Dolphins Draft Picks: Round 1: Dion Jordan - DE - Oregon Round 2: Jamar Taylor - CB - Boise State Round 3: Dallas Thomas - T - Tennessee Round 3: Will Davis - CB - Utah State Round 4: Jelani Jenkins - LB - Florida Round 4: Dion Sims - TE - Michigan State Round 5: Mike Gillislee - RB - Florida Round 5: Caleb Sturgis - K - Florida Round...

ESPN's Jon Gruden didn't like Miami selecting Dion Jordan (Video)

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: (Courtesy of Guyism)

Dolphins Draft Picks Through Round 5

Here are the Dolphins draft picks through Round 5:Round 1: Dion Jordan - DE - OregonRound 2: Jamar Taylor - CB - Boise StateRound 3: Dallas Thomas - T - TennesseeRound 3: Will Davis - CB - Utah StateRound 4: Jelani Jenkins - LB - FloridaRound 4: Dion Sims - TE - Michigan StateRound 5: Mike Gillislee - RB - FloridaRound 5: Caleb Sturgis - K - Florida

EJ Manuel accidentally got phone call meant for No. 3 pick Dion Jordan

Former Florida State star EJ Manuel made out better than many people expected in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. The Buffalo Bills selected him with the 16th overall pick, and he ended up being the only quarterback taken in the first 32 selections. However, there was a brief moment when Manuel thought the night was going to turn out even better. Just before the Miami...

Miami Dolphins Day Two Draft Recap

The Miami Dolphins made some moves yesterday and ended up taking three different players in the second and third round. They originally had four picks in the two rounds, but they traded one of their second rounders to move up and take Dion Jordan third overall. Jeff Ireland is in a make-or-break season. This is the last year of his contract, and he needs to make some moves to...

2013 NFL Draft: 5 Players Who'll Make The Biggest Rookie Impact

With the NFL Draft kicking off Thursday night; the top two players came off the board pretty much as the “experts” had predicted with Kansas City Chiefs drafting Eric Fisher, and the Jacksonville Jaguars taking Luke Joeckel.It was the Miami Dolphins that made the first big move when they traded picks with the Oakland Raiders to select linebacker Dion Jordan as the first game...

Jacksonville Jaguars: Why Geno Smith Should Be Avoided in Round 2

The look on Geno Smith’s face said it all. Sitting in the Green Room of Radio City Music Hall, waiting to sing the praises of the team that finally called his name.And when he wasn’t chosen in the first round, the brooding quarterback decided to take his ball, go home and hide.Then, after a night’s sleep, the West Virginia quarterback decided New York is the place he’d rather...

Morning Kickoff: Friday's links and leftovers

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Dolphins might turn their 54th overall pick into Branden Albert.A Jets scout said the team's two first-round picks were "no brainers."The Patriots feel good heading into the second day of the draft.E.J. Manuel was supposedly the Bills' pick all along.Jeff Ireland says the Dolphins' trade-up for Dion Jordan was "a big win."The Jets...
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