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Trading *UP* for Dion Jordan

Jordan Highlight Film 2012

Dion Jordan is considered by a few analysts/talking heads to be in the top 3 pass rushers in the 2013 NFL draft. I'm going to take it a bit further and say he's not only the *best* pass rusher, but he could arguably be the best pick for the Titans going into the 2013 season. There are 2 reasons that I am suggesting this 1 - I believe that Dion Jordan is going to be the next Patrick Willis, only bigger and quicker and I'll show you why in the following. 2 - The Titans have filled almost every hole and depth issue on their roster (except the RG position) so losing the extra 3rd round pick will not hurt them depth-wise.

Now I love Warmack and would be elated to have him at the 10 pick, BUT I would rather have Jordan and here's why:

1 - Jordan is 6'6, 241lbs and likely to be the a top 5 pick, but most consider him a 3-4 OLB ONLY. If the Titans want him, they can get him and it will cost them, but it would definitely be worth it. I would guess they would have to trade their 10 pick + their first 3rd round pick (#70 overall) and probably a conditional pick (one 5-7th pick) in the 2014 draft. They could make the deal with either the Jags, Raiders or the Eagles.

2 - Jordan started out as a WR/TE his freshman year at Oregon and has pretty good hands, but was moved to DE b/c of his insane size from his Sophomore to Senior year. He has 4 years of experience and was a leader on the Oregon Def his junior and senior years. He had good production over his 3 years as a starter at DE, totaling 121 Total Tackles, 29 Tackles for Loss, 14.5 Sacks, 2 Deflected Passes and 4 Forced Fumbles. Where he excels and a stat that isn't listed here is his ability to pressure the QB and get tackles in the backfield.

3 - Jordan has been labeled as a good 3-4 OLB and many do not think he would work well in the Titans 4-3 base Def, but I disagree. The Titan's could use another good pass-rushing DE and they could also use help/depth at all 4* LB positions. He has the size and speed to play OLB and be an effective edge-rushing LB, but what makes him exceptional is he could potentially cover the big TE's that shredded the Titans all last season and allow Brown to rush or vise-verse. He has the size, burst and tackling ability to play as a 3-4 ILB too beside McCarthy.
*4 - when the Titans go into a 3-4 look, they don't have a good 2nd ILB

4 - Jordan isn't a one-trick pony. He's not just a pass-rushing DE that turns into a liability on running downs, the man gets insane pressure on QB's and he explodes into backfields causing huge loss of yards on RB's. The Titans have not had a player that can do that on a consistent basis for a long time. He had 29 Tackles for loss

5 - Jordan ran a 4.54 40. 32.5 Vertical Jump and has nearly a 34in arm span (that's over 3 inches longer than the average 6'6 person), but what is most impressive about him is his closing speed, acceleration and agility. It's just absurd.
Watch this > Dion Jordan's Sport Science Video

Here is a pretty good highlight film of him from the 12 season.

Jordan Highlight Film 2012

If you watch his other game films you will see him constantly disrupting the QB and chasing down RB's all over the field.

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