Talk about a climbing prospect.
I originally had Dion Jordan as an early third-round prospect, and now he is a mid-first-round talent.
Jordan stands 6’7” and weighs 243 pounds. In case you’ve been living in a cave, Jordan has exceptional size for an NFL linebacker. What I’ve seen from Jordan is incredible. He has a violent attack against blockers and an extremely high motor. I would venture to say that Dion Jordan is the best pure pass rusher in the draft.
Now, Jordan is just an average run defender and could struggle if targeted by strong run games. That doesn’t mean that Jordan will fail at the next level. Jordan is athletic and smart, a good combination. He takes good angles and is above average in pursuit.
I’d be excited to see Jordan at the next level. He can be a dynamic prospect who, if coached correctly, can use his size to be a force in coverage and at the line. Jordan would be a project, but he could become an elite pass rusher for the Cowboys.