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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: DE/OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon Reply with quote

Did a quick search and didn't find a recent topic on him. Sorry if there is and I missed it.

6'7'' 243 lbs according to the Oregon site.

So I got some great input asking about DE/OLB Michael Buchanen, I'm hoping you guys can do the same for DE Dion Jordan.

What are your guys' thoughts on him? Strengths? Weaknesses? What are your thoughts on his Pass Rush? Expected round?

Any information you guys can give me would be much appreciated. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6'7, can play DE, OLB, CB, WR, TE....oh yeah...has some 4.5 speed.
Needs to work on hands and some moves, but mmph.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a gigantic fan of his. My only problem is that Oregon doesn't actually have him rush the passer enough. I swear he covers TE's as much as he rushes the passer. He will be DE or 34 OLB in the NFL but huge upside and ceiling as just stat scouting and he looks good then realize he's not always rushing the passer.

For as raw as he is rushing he has great hand work.

Poster above mentioned he plays CB. That is true he plays press man CB more than a few times a game. Usually, he will press and negate the WR but if he doesn't he actually is able to run down the field and really cover the WR.

It just baffles me what they have him do and what he is able to do.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is quickly becoming one of my favorite prospects int his years draft. The kid is a physical freak and puts Melvin Ingram to shame in his versatility, but Ingram is more polished of a player.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A team is going to fall in love with him come April, but I am not sure where his value in the NFL is. He is so versatile so many project that he will end up at the OLB spot in a 34 defense, but he lacks the thickness and power to really excel in that position attacking the quarterback.

Tough to really spot, but I would not be surprised to see him taken in the top 15 of the 2013 draft.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah he is growing on me as well. He can almost do it all. I would like to see him add more weight to his frame. I still have to see how good he is against the run. But I love him so far. Top 15 pick so far.

I can't picture me playing WR, and this 6'7 giant come out to cover me. Laughing
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Athletic freak who has potential to be a dangerous pass rusher. He doesn't get to show it at Oregon very often because they have him in coverage more than rushing the passer. The guy has more physical tools than any other DE in the draft IMO and I have him at #2 on my board only behind Sam Montgomery right now.
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Extremely athletic and versatile for someone his size. He looks fluent in coverage which is rare for a 6'7" defensive end/linebacker hybrid. I think his stock is going to skyrocket at the combine with his measurable's and ability to not only get after the passer but to cover TE's as well. I wouldn't be surprised to see him taken in the top 15 when all is said and done.
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Manny Lawson clone imo.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kikuchiyo wrote:
Manny Lawson clone imo.


For his sake I hope not...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So from what I'm getting is that he's a raw pass rusher but has the athleticism to contribute eventually after sitting and learning?

So I'm guessing he has to learn pass rush moves and relies alot on his athleticism currently to rush the passer?

Thanks again for the information guys. Appreciate it.
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Don't see a 4-3 DE. Strictly a 3-4 OLB
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Infinitely better than Gholston, who is only hyped because of his measureables. Jordan has better production and measureables.
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Very athletic does some mind blowing things but it doesnt really translate.NFL teams arent going to stick him out as a boundary corner. A lot of people say 3-4 LB but he is kind of tall to play the run in space. I still think 4-3 end is his best position but he needs to add significant bulk.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ttitansfan4life wrote:
Don't see a 4-3 DE. Strictly a 3-4 OLB


Could be a 4-3 DE in the right system (a la Jevon Kearse), but I agree that his best position is 3-4 OLB.
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