Dion Jordan | Draft Breakdown

Dion Jordan

Position OLB School Oregon
Height 6' 6 1/4" Weight 248 lbs
Class Senior Number 96
All-Star --- 40 Time 4.60

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Initial Thoughts
Andrew Parsons: Active/violent hand usage stands out. Motor is constantly running. Athletic enough to the point where he plays press man at times for the Ducks. Better hip flexibility than I’d expect for a guy of his size, but it is still an issue at times.

Jimmy O’Brien: Possesses high level speed and athleticism, with plus burst and closing ability. Slightly weak upper body hurts at the point of attack, making Jordan a below average inline run defender. Shows huge promise getting to the quarterback. Not a pure speed rusher, but, as Andrew noted, hand use is excellent, with a notable proficiency for keeping opponents off his chest (uses his hands as aggressively as anyone in the PAC 12). Tries a wide array of rush moves (rip, club, swim, spin), most of which are, at least at times, effective – could be just scratching the surface of his rush potential. Can break down in space, though appears a bit stiff moving laterally, or when occasionally in coverage; still, displays enough cover ability for 3-4 OLB. As a highly versatile defender, capable of assuming multiple positions and hybrid roles, could be a highly sought after player come April.