The Duck with the dazzle at the combine was defensive lineman Dion Jordan. No surprise there for Duck fans.
Participating in three drills, Jordan scored an overall grade of 88.0. He finished third among all defensive linemen in the 40-yard dash, with a timed 4.60 seconds. He was fourth in the broad jump competition, leaping 122.0 inches.
The only event that Jordan was not a top performer in was the vertical jump, where he finished out of the top 15.
Here are Jordan's results:
40-yard dash: 4.60 seconds (third place)
Vertical jump: 32.5 inches (not a top performer)
Broad jump: 122.0 inches (fourth place)
Jordan will be the top Duck selected in this NFL draft; he may go in Round No. 1. His shoulder injury has held him back physically, and he is scheduled to have surgery on it next week. Here's what NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said about Jordan's shoulder:
"Dion Jordan is a guy to me that's had trouble in keeping weight on, and part of the problem has been that shoulder. So if you want to like Dion Jordan, and I do, Dion Jordan could be an Aldon Smith type of defensive player, but he has to put 20 pounds. To do that, he has to get the shoulder right."
Here's another quote from Gregg Rosenthal, Around the League Editor, that addresses the impact that Jordan had on Monday:
"Oregon's Dion Jordan was an absolute freak to see in person. He looks like he could cover Kevin Durant and Aaron Hernandez. A man as big as Jordan should not move like he moves."
Rosenthal added "NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah believes that BYU product [Ezekiel] "Ziggy" Ansah will not make it out of the Top 15. If that's true, Jordan should be a virtual lock for the Top 10. Perhaps Jordan can even sneak into the Top 5."
Will the Philadelphia Eagles take Jordan with their No. 4 pick? B/R's own Matt Miller—and if there is anyone out there who knows more about the NFL draft, let him show himself now—thinks it's Jordan to the Eagles: