Without a question, Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan is one of the top defensive players in the 2013 NFL Draft class who will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact during his rookie season. There are plenty of teams in desperate need of landing an effective pass rusher and Jordan is just the type of player to fill that roll.
At 6’6″ and 280 pounds, Jordan proved just how difficult he is to cover during his time at Oregon and managed to record 12.5 sacks over the last two seasons. Even as a rookie, Jordan will most likely waste no time becoming one of the most difficult defenders to cover as a rookie.
Of coures, there are still some areas that need improvement if Jordan is going to be successful in the NFL. He may be good when it comes to jumping off to the first step, but Jordan certainly needs to bulk up a bit if he’s going to compete with some of the top offensive lineman in the league.
There are plenty of talented defensive players in this year’s draft class, but the argument can be made that Jordan ranks at the top of this list. There were plenty of teams in need of an effective pass rusher heading to the draft and Jordan was simply one of the best.
If his career at Oregon is any indication of what to expect–this star certainly has plenty of potential at the NFL level.
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