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Dion Jordan could be involved in Dolphins’ special teams

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When the Dolphins traded up from No. 12 to No. 3 in round one of the draft, they primarily got a defensive end.

They also may have gotten a guy who’ll show up elsewhere.

No, not at tight end.  (That’s the position Dion Jordan played when he arrived at Oregon.)  Instead, Jordan could play  special teams.

Specifically, coach Joe Philbin hasn’t closed the door on that possibility.

“He likes football,” Philbin said of Jordan, in a Saturday session with the media.  “I think one of the things that we heard resoundingly through the evaluation process is this kid was a football player.  He liked to play the game, he is passionate about it.  He is willing to make a contribution any way he could.  We’ll see; certainly I wouldn’t rule anything out with him in terms of his contribution on special teams.”

The long, tall Jordan could be an intriguing addition to any unit charged with blocking balls launched by an opponent’s foot.  Given his size and speed (4.6 seconds in the 40), he’d also be an intriguing option with the ball in his hands in the broken field, if a kickoff or a punt would ever happen to finds its way to his possession.

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21 Responses to “Dion Jordan could be involved in Dolphins’ special teams”
  1. inphinitejest says: Apr 28, 2013 12:06 PM

    Ok sure, blocking kicks sounds good. But no, I don’t want our #1 DE /LB pick running back kickoffs or punts, you imbecile.
    It is supposedly the most dangerous play in football.

  2. pittsburghsteelerz says: Apr 28, 2013 12:08 PM

    Is there a reason the media isn’t commenting on how the Dolphins fleeced the Raiders for the #3 pick?

  3. green41563 says: Apr 28, 2013 12:09 PM

    Yeah, that’d be pretty dumb.

  4. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Apr 28, 2013 12:09 PM

    He will be blocking kicks only, if anything. All those Gators they drafted will work kick coverage, return etc

  5. monstersofthemidway545051 says: Apr 28, 2013 12:13 PM

    Not gonna happen.

  6. theuglitruth says: Apr 28, 2013 12:16 PM

    It would be a good idea…if your in the superbowl with a few seconds left in the game, and you opponent is kicking a field goal to win the game. Outside of that…probably not a good idea.

  7. nickster31 says: Apr 28, 2013 12:24 PM

    What a HORRIBLE mistake that would be! You don’t trade up in the 1st round, then use the player on special teams.

    Ask the Giants how that worked with Jason Sehorn.

  8. comatrip1 says: Apr 28, 2013 12:24 PM

    Future of your franchise, dummies. Keep him out of ST.

  9. jerrygray721 says: Apr 28, 2013 12:26 PM

    i think this kid is gonna be a beast. i have only seen him play in 2 games but i do agree with the people who compare him to jason taylor i do hope he comes close to it anyway.that dolphins pass rush is looking real scary right now i hope it looks even scarier come sept.

  10. finsfan4life1977 says: Apr 28, 2013 12:30 PM

    Dion Jordan is not going to play special teams. Sounds to me like Philbin is trying to let people know that he has the talent and athleticism to play special teams, and that the kid loves football. Nothing to see here.

  11. rubicon202 says: Apr 28, 2013 12:30 PM

    You should rule them out. You traded up to get him? Why would you even consider him on SP teams? Good luck with that.

  12. raiderinvader says: Apr 28, 2013 12:31 PM

    The dolphins WOULD do that !

  13. zackattack006 says: Apr 28, 2013 1:12 PM

    The kid is money! The Fins stole him from the Eagles. Kudos to the Fins management. Coach Gruden is funny, he was salivating over this kids potential, and many predicted him to go the Eagles and in the Top 5, but as the Fins took him it was the worst move ever.

    The Fins played it very well.. They pretended they wanted an OL and jumped into the 3rd spot (very cheap) and grabbed the best pass rusher in the draft this year. Good luck Brady!

  14. robdolphins says: Apr 28, 2013 1:17 PM

    All the “Draft Experts” in the media loved Dion Jordan before the draft. Dolphins give up 1 2nd pick to move 9 spots to nab him, then boom all of a sudden the Dolphins reach for a guy that has not put up great numbers. Is this just because they hate Ireland & crew or because they just did not see it coming?

  15. silverhornet says: Apr 28, 2013 1:17 PM

    Another thing I’ve rarely heard regarding Dion Jordan (other than the trade up steal to get him) is that he’s a leader. This is a defense (after we released Dansby and Burnett) that is lacking in that department. Dolphins’ brass don’t want to put that label on him yet. But he will eventually be the leader of this defense.

  16. prideandpoise says: Apr 28, 2013 1:51 PM

    The reason the media doesn’t agree with the fact that the Dolphins trade was a steal is because everyone knows the talent in this draft was watered down and not as top heavy as other drafts.

    The draft chart doesn’t really apply when there isn’t much demand to trade.

  17. 69finfan says: Apr 28, 2013 2:30 PM

    Folks, it was Florio that stated Dion might be an intriging option running the ball in an open field, you know, after a FG or punt was blocked. JP never said or even insinuated that he would be the return man. On another note another excellent move by JI. The media doesn’t like the fact that one of the GM’s they are always taking shots at fleeced/outsmarted them. Go Fins.

  18. andyoursistertoo says: Apr 28, 2013 3:01 PM

    zackattack006 says:
    Apr 28, 2013 1:12 PM
    The kid is money! The Fins stole him from the Eagles. Kudos to the Fins management. Coach Gruden is funny, he was salivating over this kids potential, and many predicted him to go the Eagles and in the Top 5, but as the Fins took him it was the worst move ever.

    The Fins played it very well.. They pretended they wanted an OL and jumped into the 3rd spot (very cheap) and grabbed the best pass rusher in the draft this year. Good luck Brady!”

    I love Miami fans justifying this reach, the patriots grabbed a more productive player in the second round. I mean Jamie Collins has this clown beat in every statistical category and by a WIDE margin and we grabbed him in the late second. And being on a bad team he was the only real threat which means he was double teamed constantly. Thank you Jeff Ireland you proven your playing checkers while were playing chess!!

  19. stevegie says: Apr 28, 2013 3:08 PM

    kluwe, we’re all getting sick of your weekly rants. This whole thing with picking up a new punter is making Kluwe sound like Reece Witherspoon pulling the “Don’t you know who I am ?” card.

  20. brohamma says: Apr 28, 2013 3:12 PM

    His potential is off the charts, but it is only potential. His numbers in college just weren’t there.
    ZERO interceptions and only TWO pass break-ups in his ENTIRE college career.. and that was in a passing conference. As a junior he had 7.5 sacks and only 5 as a senior. Frankly, he has no inside move off the line. He can clearly add some weight to his frame, and he better, or pulling guards and blocking backs will de-cleat him on a constant basis.
    It was a real bargin for the move up to get him but in 2-3 years from now there is a real chance of the “B-word” being used to describe this pick.

  21. wannstache says: Apr 28, 2013 5:24 PM

    This make sense only for the Dolphins. So now we have another Ted Ginn. I too have read the stats @brohamma lists, and they certainly don’t give me anything to be excited about. An upper tier LT, CB or safety would have been a wiser first round pick. It will probably be Tony Sparano’s fault when this becomes a wasted draft pick.

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