Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Von vs. Dion

Super Bowl MVP Von Miller is a free agent, but there's no way he becomes a Dolphin. Denver will probably give him the franchise tag. However, the Dolphins may have their own version of a Von Miller-type player under contract.

That player is Dion Jordan, the top outside linebacker prospect in the 2013 draft. Naturally, Miami  him at defensive end!

Before you lose your cool about this comparison, look at the measurables from the combine. Yes, the combine results from these two is highly irrelevant at this point in time, but it's the best way to show their similarities.

Miller was the second pick of the 2011 draft, Jordan was the third pick of the 2013 draft.

Miller 6'-3" 246 lbs., Jordan 6'-6" 275 lbs.

40-yard dash - Miller 4.53s, (2nd best linebacker) Jordan 4.54s.

Vertical jump - Miller 37 in..(3rd best) Jordan 32.5 in.

Broad jump - Miller 10 ft. 6 in.(1st), Jordan 10 ft. 2 in.

On paper, it's intriguing. Jordan may have the skills, but we still don't know if Jordan will ever be an outside linebacker or play another down for the Dolphins.





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This article, sadly for Dolphins fans, demonstrates the difference between potential and reality. Only comes from dedication and hard work. Jordan has demonstrated he is not interested in playing football and wants as little to do with work as possible.

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Those combine numbers probably could have been better now that we know Jordans work habits as a dolphin, which wasnt much.

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You guys are both right.

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Phins need to bring in Jordan and kiss and hug him to see if he accepts the love and puts it out on the field. What to lose at this stage ?
Phins already lost two years and $ on him, one last effort is either a "win" or cut bate scenario. Try it, you may like it ! If not, just spit it out.

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I think Edwin is right. This guy needs some love and a good roommate at home.

If he can walk a straight line he could be a force with his athleticism.

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I think Edwin is right. This guy needs some love and a good roommate at home.

If he can walk a straight line he could be a force with his athleticism.

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agreed..maybe this new coaching staff can light a fire under him. hes still under rookie contract, why not see what the kid can do??

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agreed..maybe this new coaching staff can light a fire under him. hes still under rookie contract, why not see what the kid can do??