The Miami Dolphins have decided it was time to release their former first round draft pick from the 2013 NFL draft.
Dion Jordan, the former Oregon Duck has now been declared a bust in the NFL. Jordan has been released by the Dolphins after four seasons.
Jordan had one stat that stood out and that was he had the same amount of suspensions for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy as he did sacks.
The reason Jordan was drafted so high is because of what people thought of him.
Mayock, Faulk, and Mariucci had the following to say:
Mike Mayock: “This young man, I think he’s got the potential to be the player that I compare him to, which is Jason Taylor, who ironically played for the Miami Dolphins. I also think he looks a little bit like an Aldon Smith, and if he puts on 20 pounds on that 6-foot-7 frame, some day he might be as good as a DeMarcus Ware. He’s got that kind of edge speed.”
Steve Mariucci: “You know, I talked to his coach Nick Aliotti the other day, his defensive coordinator at Oregon. And he said this kid loves football. He loves to play. He loves to practice. He’s fully committed right now to football. This guy has got everything that it takes not only to rush the passer but to drop into coverage at over 6-6. This guy, when he puts on a little muscle, he’s going to be dynamite.”
Marshall Faulk: “Dion Jordan is the guy that you don’t have to scheme to get a sack. He gets you a sack. And if you’re going to to compete against the New England Patriots two times a year, you have to be able to just beat a guy 1-on-1 and get a sack and not blitz Tom Brady. You need this guy.”
Jordan will now become a free agent and free to sign with any team that has an interest in him.