Oregon pass rusher Dion Jordan put on a sensational performance at the NFL scouting combine, leading to increasing talk that Jordan’s college coach, Chip Kelly, may draft him to play for the Eagles.
Kelly is doing nothing to dismiss that talk.
Asked about Jordan at the Combine, Kelly gushed about how much he likes Jordan, both as a player and as a person. The 6-foot-6, 248-pound Jordan, who could play either defensive end or outside linebacker, could be in the Eagles’ plans with the fourth overall pick.
“Dion’s just a special guy in my heart,” Kelly said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “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.”
Jordan may soon have a huge impact with the Eagles.