Why Dion Jordan Will Be Legitimate Comeback Player of the Year Candidate

May 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL offseason brings excitement, drama and optimism to fanbases as free agency and the draft promote player movement. Hitting on a first-round pick and picking up a few key playmakers can completely change the direction of a floundering team, or put them over the top as a playoff contender. Back in the 2013 offseason, one of the biggest rookie difference-makers was edge-rusher Dion Jordan.
Jordan was drafted third overall by the Miami Dolphins after a trade up with the Oakland Raiders for a swap of first-round picks and an additional second-round pick going to Oakland. The dynamic 6’6”, 248-pound athlete wowed evaluators as he tallied 29 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks while also showing great promise in coverage while at Oregon. He was the ultimate chess piece, capable of lining up anywhere and providing an impact.
Fast-forward three years and two suspensions later, and Jordan hasn’t played in an NFL game since December 28, 2014. His NFL career was put...

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