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Dion Jordan doesn’t miss playing offense

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When Dion Jordan arrived at Oregon, he was a tight end.  Now, he’s regarded as one of the top prospects in the draft at linebacker/defensive end.

The man who moved his six-six frame over 40 yards in 4.60 seconds last month joined PFT Live on Wednesday to talk about his preparations for the next level.

He said he prefers sacking quarterbacks to catching passes, that his surgically-repaired shoulder is healing well, and that he’d prefer being the first overall pick to a reunion with former Oregon coach Chip Kelly, whose NFL team holds the fourth selection.

For more from Dion Jordan, you know the drill by now.

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6 Responses to “Dion Jordan doesn’t miss playing offense”
  1. scarletmacaw says: Mar 27, 2013 7:04 PM

    Catching passes is as much fun as playing defense, but blocking isn’t. A tight end spends half the time blocking.

  2. captainwisdom8888 says: Mar 27, 2013 7:34 PM

    Dion Jordan has the physical frame and athleticism to be a perennial probowler in a year or 2 when he fills out. I would be surprised to see him still on the board by the time the Birds are on the clock, but if so…consider him a lock to don the midnight green.

    As far as playing defense vs offense, I’ve always had a passion for defense…the safety position especially. You can gain a real head of steam when approaching the ballcarrier, and the jump-ball battles with WRs are too much fun.

  3. wave222 says: Mar 27, 2013 8:08 PM

    With that speed,size,smarts and strength these youngsters can play just about any position!!!!
    (Times have changed)

  4. phillyphannn83 says: Mar 27, 2013 10:12 PM

    I’d rather have Dee Milliner, were stacked at LB and weak at CB. It’s a no-brainer.

  5. buckybadger says: Mar 27, 2013 10:21 PM

    Pass rusher pays more than being a TE. Of course he doesn’t miss being a TE.

  6. gmfw7 says: Mar 27, 2013 11:19 PM

    phillyphannn83–we’re stacked at LB??? i think you might be over-evaluating our talent a little bit. we have a veteran mlb who was basically given away by his last team because they didn’t think he fit the scheme we’re about to change to. an olb from the same team who had a great year 2 years ago, but a pretty mediocre year this past season. another olb who looked overmatched much of last year, granted it was his rookie season, and we still need another mlb…so explain how we’re stacked at the position please. personally i don’t even know why any eagles fans are posting in this thread because we’re gonna draft geno smith if he’s there. i’m not for or against the idea, but i definitely think that’s the way they’re leaning. hopefully all that raw ability translates on the next level if we take him

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