Oregon pass-rusher Dion Jordan won’t be available to teams for three to four months, as he’s scheduled to have surgery next week in Los Angeles to repair a shoulder problem.
The procedure will be to repair his labrum, an injury he played through last year. He said he’d do everything here at the NFL Scouting Combine except the bench press.
The 6-foot-6, 248-pound Jordan looks he could carry more weight and play defensive end, but said he’s received more interest from 3-4 teams who’d use him as an outside linebacker.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly was clearly a big fan, saying earlier this week he thought Jordan would help a team on and off the field.
“Dion’s just a special guy in my heart,” Kelly said. “I had an opportunity to be with him for five years. He came into Oregon as a receiver, moved to tight end, we switched him over to defense the beginning of his sophomore year.
“He just had a huge impact, not only on the field but off the field. I’m excited to see him.”
The Ducks used him in a variety of roles, even letting him cover receivers in the slot.
But he won’t be doing anything in the NFL until closer to the start of training camp.