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NFL Mock Draft 2013: The Jacksonville Jaguars Take A DE/OLB

Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive lineman Dion Jordan speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Fansided.com’s weekly mock draft has come out yet again and with the settling of free agency comes some pretty surprising shakeups in the top-5 picks.  Geno Smith slips to fourth overall and the Jacksonville Jaguars go back to targeting players on the defensive side of the ball, namely Oregon’s Dion Jordan.

Jordan was possibly the best outside linebacker/defensive end to workout at the NFL Scouting Combine.  He was fluid in drills, he put up decent-to-flashy numbers, and he showed that his athleticism is paired with hard work and understanding of the game.  If the Jags were to pick Jordan as high as number two overall, it would probably please a number of fans.

Writer Josh Sanchez had this to say about the pick:

Bjoern Werner was a popular pick early in the draft process but his stock has continued to fall while Jordan’s is back on the rise. If it weren’t for his injury, Jordan would have been considered a top five pick all along. He’s a dynamic pass rusher that will immediately provide the Jaguars with a boost where they need it most.

Jordan will definitely provide a boost and give some more excitement to a team that is in the beginning of a rebuilding phase and needs prolonged excitement as the work begins after the draft.  I like this pick, what do you guys think?

- Luke N. Sims

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Topics: Dion Jordan, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL Draft 2013, NFL Mock Draft, Oregon Ducks

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  • Messina

    I love the pick. I used to me meh on Jordan but since he has been getting more and more attention I thought I watch some games of him and my opinion changed quickly. He is a beast on the edge, he rushes the passer consistently and with a high motor while strong against the run. Jordan shows great instincts and good coverage skills. I think that he would be a fit in Bradley’s hybrid system that the Jags are said to be using now. Oh and did I mention he is 6’7?

    • LukeNSims

      He moves so fluidly, which is what really impressed at the combine. He outshone everyone there. As the draft gets closer I think his stock will rise even more.