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The Pick: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
With the Eagles moving to a 3-4/4-3 Under-style defense and releasing of Mike Patterson and Cullen Jenkins, defensive line becomes a need. And Jordan could fill that need.
Chip Kelly called Jordan "a special guy in my heart" (h/t Marc Sessler, NFL.com).
Jordan was extremely versatile while at Oregon. Originally signed as a tight end, he was moved to defensive end in 2010. He was moved all around the field, lining up at defensive end, linebacker and even as a slot corner. That versatility could come in handy for the new-look Eagles defense.
Jordan looked smooth in just about every drill he took part in, proving his athletic ability. He also showed plenty of speed at the combine, registering a 4.60 40.
Jordan did announce that he would have surgery to repair a torn labrum (h/t Kareem Copeland, NFL.com). However, he should be fine for training camp.
The upside seems pretty high to make it worth the risk.