Why might Dion Jordan be a bust?
He's spread himself too thin.
One look back at the film tells the entire story here. The very aspect of Jordan's game that evaluators have fallen in love with is also one of the most troubling when analyzed objectively.
It's his versatility.
Jordan lined up all over the field at Oregon, and showed he had the type of body that could bend, stretch, twist and rip through most situations on the football field. Jordan would line up at the five-technique with his hand in the dirt, stand up in free space to the outside, line up inside stacked as a linebacker and cover slot wide receivers in press coverage.
That is ridiculous, and it shows off his amazing athleticism and fundamental understanding of a defense's operation.
What does all this show us about how he sets up a pass rush through a game, though?
I asked Jordan at the NFL combine what his goal was at the NFL level given his background "wearing so many hats" collegiately. He was clear in his answer, saying he wants to rush the passer in a 3-4 defense as an outside linebacker.
While Jordan possesses the most upside of nearly any prospect in the 2013 draft to flourish doing just this—the fact is, we haven't seen it.
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