Dolphins make big splash with Jordan

Dolphins make big splash with Jordan
April 25, 2013, 8:45 pm
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FOXBORO -- The Dolphins continue to kill the offseason.

With a bold move in the opening 30 minutes of the draft, Miami leaped up to wrest the third overall pick from Oakland, swapping the 12th and 42nd picks for a chance to draft Oregon’s Dion Jordan.

And Miami took that chance, adding Jordan to a defense that got better at the linebacker (Dannell Ellerbe) and secondary (Brent Grimes) levels this offseason.

In addition to moves made on the offensive side of the ball with free agent wideout Mike Wallace and free agent tight end Dustin Keller, the Dolphins have had a monumental offseason.

Putting Jordan along a defensive line that already has good young players like Jared Odrick and the brilliant Cameron Wake means the Patriots will need to take notice.

Jordan, at 6-foot-6, 248 is a long, quick, versatile defensive end/outside linebacker who needs to put some meat on his bones still. He's not dissimilar in build to Chandler Jones of the Patriots.

He had 12.5 sacks in his final two seasons at Oregon.