Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Defensive end Dion Jordan (Oregon) is introduced as the third overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins Trade Up To 3, Select Edge Rusher


The Miami Dolphins made a bold move early on Thursday night.  Trading up to the 3rd spot with the Oakland Raiders where it was a foregone conclusion that they would take OT Lane Johnson.  Eric Fisher went first followed by Luke Joeckel and it seemed clear that Johnson was the target.

There was gasp of surprise when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the Miami Dolphins had selected Oregon DE Dion Jordan.

Jordan is compared most often to former Dolphins Jason Taylor.  Jordan is quick off the line with a solid closing burst.  His long arms make him dangerous from the outside and his 6’6″ frame allows him to play back in coverage.

The Dolphins of course had to pay to move up to the 3rd overall spot and that may have been the surprise of the trade.  Giving up only their early 2nd rounder to Oakland.

The Dolphins will now likely be done for the night as they do not have the firepower to get back into round 1.  Then again, the aggressive Jeff Ireland off-season continues.

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  • LA Dfan

    Love the aggressiveness and the secrecy! Welcome to the team Dion!

  • Mark White

    WAKE + JORDAN = BRADY CRUSH

  • Jcartwright67

    Love this move. I wanted TE or DE with our first pick. Cincy got my TE. I was hoping he would fall but that wasn’t in the plan. Our team is taking great shape on both sides.

  • Mark Goodwin

    Absolutely thrilled! Jordan was my favorite player in this draft. Never even considered it as a real possibility. This will pay off my friends. Congrats to Jeff Ireland on an outstanding job. Thrilled to see Jordan on the field as a Fin.

  • Ty Dahmer

    I am not thrilled with this move. Jarvis Jones would have been there at 12 if they were so concerned about a pass rush and they’d still have two round 2 picks – plus, had they taken Jones they could still traded back into RD 1 and taken a solid CB or WR. Wasted pick. Panic move.