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.