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When the Dolphins traded up to the third overall pick in the draft last season and selected Dion Jordan, it was a move that was widely celebrated among the fans. Pairing him alongside Cameron Wake appeared to give the Dolphins one of the scariest defensive lines in the league.
However, Jordan simply never caught on in his rookie season, recording just two sacks and playing just 339 total snaps.
Shoulder and ankle injuries held him back, as did working to get acclimated to playing 4-3 defensive end. Most experts simply looked at it as a lost season for Jordan, who should come back much stronger and improved next year.
But the team may not give him that chance.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, the Dolphins are actively looking to trade the 23-year old.
Let's break this down a bit.
Jordan was considered the best defensive player in the 2013 draft and was a guy the Dolphins traded the 12th and 42nd picks to get.
Virtually everyone agrees that he was sorely misused last season and can be a dominant player in a 3-4 defense.
So instead of working with Jordan to fulfill his potential, they are going to give up on him and sell him off to the highest bidder after just one season?
Even for the Dolphins, that seems absurd.