What Position Should Dion Jordan Play in the NFL?

March 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When you have an intriguing talent like Oregon’s versatile defender Dion Jordan, it can pose a few welcome yet tricky problems in today’s NFL—problems such as determining the best way to use his natural ability.
To reach any conclusions about what position best suits this highly coveted prospect, we had to take an in-depth look at him.
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 248 pounds
Arm Length: 34 inches
Ideal Position in the NFL: Outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. 
Career at Oregon
Thirty-nine games over the last three seasons (omitted freshman year when he played in only six games).
1.84 solo tackles per game.  .74 tackles for a loss per game.  .37 sacks per game.  4 forced fumbles.  This output over a three-year college career is neither eye-popping nor impressive, but once you put on the tape, you begin to see what makes this kid so special.
Amazing in Coverage
Jordan is quite possi...

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