Heading into his rookie season, the bar was high for Dion Jordan after the team traded up to the No. 3 overall pick to draft him. However, the year got off to a slow start thanks to having shoulder surgery in the offseason and he never really got going.
Jordan didn't see much of the field in his first year, playing on just 29 percent of the defensive snaps.
There was some talk of Jordan making a move to linebacker over the offseason, but that appears unlikely to happen after he gained nearly 20 pounds, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.
After bulking up over the winter, Jordan now stands at 265 pounds, looking bigger, stronger and better equipped to play the defensive end position.
While Jordan will almost certainly get some work at linebacker throughout the season, there's little doubt that the majority of his snaps will come on the defensive line, where he did well in limited time last season.
In 2013, Jordan recorded a pair of sacks along with four quarterback hits and 18 hurries while putting pressure on the opposing QB once every 8.5 pass plays, according to Pro Football Focus.
Now that he's healthy, Jordan should start start playing up to his enormous potential and could be in store for a monster year as part of what should be a ferocious pass rush for the Dolphins.