Seahawks add former No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan

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Dion Jordan will be getting another chance in the NFL.

Jordan, the pass rusher who was cut by the Dolphins after a hugely disappointing four years in Miami, will now head to Seattle, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today.

The Dolphins loved Jordan so much in the 2013 NFL draft that they traded both the 12th overall pick and the 42nd overall pick to move up to No. 3 overall and select him.

Jordan was disappointing in 2013 and 2014, suspended for all of 2015 and injured for all of 2016. The Seahawks can’t expect much from Jordan, but he has undeniable athletic talent, and perhaps they can get something out of him.

68 responses to “Seahawks add former No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan

  1. Why not bring in the guy for no guarantees? Marsh stinks! Anyone get flagged for more foolish, inopportune penalties?

    Chris Clemons was washed up in Philly and came to Seattle and put up dd sack numbers. Hawks got Clemons+4th rd for DTapp.

    John Schneider is an ELITE GM. Watch Dion flourish!

  2. Dude has the athletic ability. Now if he can put it the work ethic in then the Seahawks just got the steal of the offseason, but these don’t always turn out to be that way. Hopefully he becomes a productive player.

  3. I don’t wish bad on anyone but this guy was given every opportunity to be a productive member of society & the Dolphins & failed miserably at both…Biggest draft disappointment in Dolphin history!

  4. bullettbob1 says:
    Apr 11, 2017 10:53 AM
    Well at least he didn’t go to NE to haunt us for the next decade.

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    stop living in fear. the patriots are 0-0 just like everyone else right now. why are my fellow Dolphin fans such wimps? get out of the fetal position and out from under your desk.

    the kid went to Oregon. he wanted to be back in the Northeast obviously. he is going to haunt no one …..
    he can’t play ….. the Dolphins waited through 2-years of suspensions …. they could have had him this season for 3.2 million … he couldn’t even pass a physical. he’s done. it’s a shame – terrible waste of talent.

  5. Well as Hawk fan it’s hard to get too excited about someone who has under-achieved. But we do have some defenders that have bennifitted from adderall fueled all night film studies, so maybe he can duck the NFLs weak testing policies and contribute.lol

  6. Another low-risk, high upside signing by the Seahawks. Clearly this has been under coached. And gee, where did those poor, cap-strapped Seahawks find the money?

  7. Probably not the kind of guy who’s going to revive his career in a hemp-friendly environment. But heck, for a former Top 5 pick what’s to lose on the Seahawks end? Do a vet minimum, non guaranteed 1 year deal and see if the kid proves up.

  8. tylawspick6 says:

    another bust for the seahags

    remember that linebacker curry out of wake forest?

    lol!
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    You have to go back to 2009 to find and the previous regime to find the last Seahawks bust? 8 years? Pathetic.

    Let’s look at the Seahawks top picks since Carroll and Schneider took over:

    2010
    Earl Thomas – Pro Bowler, future Hall of Famer
    Russell Okung – Pro Bowler, five year starter.

    2011
    James Carpenter – 4-year starter, started on 2 Super Bowl teams, still a starter for the Jets.

    2012
    Bruce Irvin – 4-year starter, signed big FA contract, starting for the Raiders

    2013
    Christine Michael (2nd rounder) – Backup RB. Still in the league.

    2014
    Paul Richardson – Still with the team

    2015
    Frank Clark – Starter. 11.5 sacks in 2nd season with the team.

    2016
    Germain Ifedi – Starter in his rookie year.

    So yeah, one bust every 8 years.

  9. I always thought that the Dolphins miscast him as a DE. I think he is better suited as an outside cover linebacker who occasionally blitzes. We’ll see how he does.

  10. I remember Curry…I also remember PC/JS getting him to restructure the bad deal Jim Mora paid him, then managing to trade him off to the Raiders for a 2012 7th Round pick (who became JR Sweezy) and a conditional 2013 5th Round pick (who became Tharold Simon). Simon is out of the NFL now, but Sweezy went on to become an overpriced Comp Pick, so it looks like the current FO did quite well with the situation they inherited.

    I don’t know how Jordan will work out, but considering PC/JS know how to vet players and don’t mind getting rid of their mistakes (rather than keep them around for years), I’ll accede to their wisdom in taking a chance on him…after all, it’s not like he’s on trial for a double-murder or anything…

  11. With all the sarcastic humor that often is part of the comment section I find it surprising that no one made a comment regarding the fact the the Seahawks took a flyer on a player who was suspended 15 months for his 3rd PED violation.

  12. I don’t know if he’ll ever be successful in the NFL and NFL evaluators obviously know more than I do, but this kids skillset screams LB to me.

    He isn’t good at the DE part of the job. He was good at coverage in college, not rushing.

    I can’t imagine a weapon like him against some of the TEs in the league. He can match their size and speed.

    Sometimes NFL execs out think themselves when they see a 6’6″, 270+LB guy and think he has to maximize his value at DE. His skillset just doesn’t match that.

  13. The Dolphins waited 4 years, 4 YEARS.. on this guy to show something, he has more
    Drug suspensions than sacks, he is now overweight and failed his physical, what more could the FINS do, #moralkiller.

  14. Well, at least Jordan won’t be able to “get revenge” on the Dolphins like Charles Clay (only time he plays well for Bills is when they play Dolphins) or Jared Odrick (only time he played well for Jags was when they played Dolphins), since Seahawks will next play Dolphins in 2020, and by that time, either Jordan will have turned it around or will be out of the NFL…and to the dude who claimed Oregon and Seattle were in the Northeast–really? But I get it–90 percent of Americans have no clue about geography! And one wonders why this nation is going downhill fast! When most Americans can’t add one plus one, let me know! Idiocracy?

  15. Another Jeff Ireland special…

    Dion just did not care. He HAD the talent but obviously not the passion.

  16. tylawspick6 says:
    Apr 11, 2017 10:58 AM
    another bust for the seahags
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    If NE signed Jordan, you’d be talking about how it was the greatest value signing of the offseason.

  17. “The Dolphins loved Jordan so much in the 2013 NFL draft that they traded both the 12th overall pick and the 42nd overall pick to move up to No. 3 overall and select him.”

    ^^^^^^

    Ha! Dolphins…

    Imagine having Dan Marino for 17 years and winning exactly zero SuperBowls??!?!

    I know, it’s really hard to imagine. Must have been their hack, cheating coach who couldn’t connect the dots for almost 2 decades
    Shula*

  18. 2013 was a long time ago in football years. Not sure how many drug tests he failed but he just was not worth the risk to keep in Miami. If he turns it around good for him but I don’t see it happening.

  19. I always had hope for this guy…mostly because he cost us so much. Good luck, Dion.
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    Moving up from 12 to 3 and only giving up a 2nd rd pick is not a lot, at the time it was a steal. He was considered by most, if not all draft experts and NFL scouts as the best defensive player in the draft. Unfortunately, he didn’t pan out. The previous coaching staff didn’t help much either, they didn’t know how to use him (like most of the other players on the team). He would have been a better LB than a DE. He was very good covering Gronk when he played.

  20. As long as its taking a flyer on him for vet minimum why not?

    The worst that can happen is he gets cut in camp before they start paying him game checks.

    And if they can get more out of him than the Fins did more power to em.

  21. phinatic29 says:
    Apr 11, 2017 11:05 AM

    the kid went to Oregon. he wanted to be back in the Northeast obviously
    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yet another proud product of the SoFlo educational system

  22. If I remember correctly, this was also the Philbin coaching era. I don’t think he was the sharpest crayon in the box either. Accountability kinda starts from the top down and if your leader is sticking his head in the sand, people notice. Obviously DJ started out in an environment where the lack of team accountability and self discipline were non-existent. Miami was a dumpster fire during this period as well.

    In reference to the Frank Clarke comment, he and Bruce Irvin supposedly had “character issues” coming out of college and have thrived in Seattle without issue.

    I think it’s definitely worth a try. If it doesn’t work, oh well, but if he comes around…look out!

  23. Surprised Seahawk fans would know anything about the 2013 draft since they only knew about the sport for less than a year.

    🙂

  24. chippys lost binky says:
    Apr 11, 2017 1:37 PM
    phinatic29 says:
    Apr 11, 2017 11:05 AM

    the kid went to Oregon. he wanted to be back in the Northeast obviously
    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yet another proud product of the SoFlo educational system

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    yeah i missed that one LOL good one chippy.

  25. Bobthebillsfan..Dion never had any PED violations, get your facts straight. 2 drug violations (marijuana) & the year long suspension came from a diluted sample, because he had been drinking & didn’t want that to show up, so he drank a bunch of water. Since I’m sure you’ve never been on a NFL team, you have no idea what kind of pressure these kids are under..some handle it better than others.

  26. LyinRogerMustGo says:
    Apr 11, 2017 1:50 PM
    Surprised Seahawk fans would know anything about the 2013 draft since they only knew about the sport for less than a year.

    🙂

    Now that’s really low! I’m a huge Seahawks fan, but I’m really hoping they don’t move to Oklahoma City. I’d like to see them make it to the World Series this year.

  27. I really wanted redemption for this horrible Bust. I defended him as a Fan when he failed once. He is a Loser that was given multiple chances and to all the smart guys saying the Dolphins used him wrong as a DE… you are wrong! He was a 3-4 OLB during the absurd Ireland/Philbin era. I say to the Seahawks Fans, it will never happen. He will never touch the field. I normally wish players well as they move on, but this guy is keeping a 90 man roster prospect from achieving an underdog dream, as a waste of camp personnel.You suck Dion!

  28. seaHAWKS just need a few adjustments. Maybe Pete puts a huge emphasis on first half hour of every practice to get these fat cats to open season and games with more precision and urgency. This mantra of its not how you start but how you finish needs to change to 1st quarter mistakes lead to 4th quarter woes.

  29. seahawkboymike says:
    Apr 11, 2017 11:24 AM

    tylawspick6 says:

    another bust for the seahags

    remember that linebacker curry out of wake forest?

    lol!
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    You have to go back to 2009 to find and the previous regime to find the last Seahawks bust? 8 years? Pathetic.

    Let’s look at the Seahawks top picks since Carroll and Schneider took over:

    2010
    Earl Thomas – Pro Bowler, future Hall of Famer
    Russell Okung – Pro Bowler, five year starter.

    2011
    James Carpenter – 4-year starter, started on 2 Super Bowl teams, still a starter for the Jets.

    2012
    Bruce Irvin – 4-year starter, signed big FA contract, starting for the Raiders

    2013
    Christine Michael (2nd rounder) – Backup RB. Still in the league.

    2014
    Paul Richardson – Still with the team

    2015
    Frank Clark – Starter. 11.5 sacks in 2nd season with the team.

    2016
    Germain Ifedi – Starter in his rookie year.

    So yeah, one bust every 8 years.

    Really? Carpenter, Irvin, and Michael all sucked…that would be why they are no longer on the team. Richardson has done squat in 3 seasons. Clark is pretty decent and to early to tell on Ifedi.

  30. schmitty2 says:
    Really? Carpenter, Irvin, and Michael all sucked…that would be why they are no longer on the team. Richardson has done squat in 3 seasons. Clark is pretty decent and to early to tell on Ifedi.
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    You’re right about two but the other two you are way off. Irvin is a impact player. Didn’t get enough chances to rush with the rest of the Dline that we had. Richardson when healthy blows the field up. He’s just had durability issues in the past but that looks like that’s behind him now.

  31. they signed a “no brainer” all right. Guy cant stay off drugs and has had 2 knee surgeries . He failed a physical and was cut. Hes done.

  32. You can tell who has been on an airplane before, and who hasn’t. Those of you who have never more than 20 miles from home, I will help you out a bit.

    Marijuana has been decriminalized in Seattle (and therefore the surrounding areas for the most part) for a long time. Yes you can walk into a shop and buy it now, but if anything that is more difficult. It has always been easy to find on the west coast, and for the most part, cops have not cared about it since the mid 90s. Way back when Seattle used to have the Supersonics (undefeated since 2008 baby!) it was routine to park the car and walk to the game with beer in hand and joint in mouth.

    So I find it funny when everyone chimes in about it being legal. Guess what? It is easy to find everywhere you go, and despite changes to the laws there really isn’t more ease of access or more permissiveness than before. In fact, now that it is recognized as being legal, police are much more keen to issue DUI simply for suspicion of being high. It has become less easy and carefree than when it was actually illegal. And for a rich young guy, it is easy to procure anywhere you go. Heck I live in a country where they punish drug traffickers with death, yet I can get good weed delivered to my door with a couple hours. And I’m not rich, or that young, just strikingly handsome.

    As for Dion Jordan, one commentor nailed it pretty well. The only worse destination for fans of other teams would have been New England. Nobody wants to see the Seahawks add another weapon on defense for next to nothing. When he likely gets cut, it will be accompanied by a league-wide sigh of relief. If he makes the 53-man roster, Seahawks have struck gold again, and y’all won’t be too happy to see a former top pick make a top team stronger on their top D, without really having to pay something or risk anything.

  33. Contract is for $640k; breaks down as $615k base (probable vet minimum) and $25k workout bonus. If he busts, it basically cost the Seahawks nothing. Savvy move by Schneider, as per usual.

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