Miami Dolphins Select Dion Jordan with No. 3 Pick in Trade with Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders are the first team to auction off their first-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
The Miami Dolphins made a deal with the Raiders to secure the No. 3 pick, sending a package that will include the No. 12 selection later in the first round and the No. 42 pick in the second round.
Miami selected Oregon defensive end/outside linebacker Dion Jordan with the pick.
In case you missed it, here's a look at Jordan on stage with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (via B/R on Twitter):
With the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Dolphins select DE Dion Jordan of Oregon twitter.com/BleacherReport…— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 26, 2013
NFL: Around The League confirmed the parameters of the deal on Twitter:
Oakland gets the No. 42 overall pick and Miami's No. 12 pick in the deal.— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) April 26, 2013
The NFL also posted this picture on Instagram, showing the moments after the embrace between Jordan and Goodell and first trade of the 2013 draft.
With Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel being the first two picks of the draft, there was an opening for Jordan to slip through the cracks to the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 4.
Seeing that, the Raiders pounced on the opportunity to pick up an extra draft pick and give Miami the ability to boast two edge-rushers in Jordan and Cameron Wake that should strike fear into the quarterbacks of the AFC East.
Jordan was certainly excited to be going to Miami, posting this tweet full of hope and joy about being both the No. 3 pick and heading to the Dolphins:
Despite finishing seventh in the NFL in sacks in 2012 (42.0), the Dolphins must have had Jordan extremely high on their board. After the first two picks came in, general manager Jeff Ireland pulled the trigger on the deal to bring Jordan all the way across the U.S. map to South Beach.
Jordan had 14.5 sacks and 29.0 tackles for loss in his four years under Chip Kelly at Oregon. Drawing comparisons to Jason Taylor by some scouts (like Yahoo! Sports' Greg Cosell), Jordan will have the chance to live up to that hype on the Miami defensive line.
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