Dolphins reportedly exploring trades for Dion Jordan

Dion JordanThe Miami Dolphins may be ready to give up on last year’s No. 3 overall pick after just one season.

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the Dolphins are gauging the trade value of pass rushing specialist Dion Jordan. Miami traded two picks — Nos. 12 and 42 overall — to the Oakland Raiders to move up to the No. 3 spot to take Jordan last year. He only played about 20 snaps per game last season with Miami, and the new regime is checking to see what they can get for him. ESPN’s Louis Riddick has been saying that the Dolphins were thinking about trading Jordan.

Though the Dolphins felt Jordan was worthy of the No. 3 overall pick last year, some draft analysts felt that was a reach because they believed he was a one-dimensional player.

The Philadelphia Eagles jump out as an immediate possible trade partner. Chip Kelly coached Jordan in college at Oregon, and the Eagles were extremely interested in the defensive end during last year’s draft.

If the Dolphins are willing to part with the No. 3 overall pick after just one season, we imagine plenty of teams will be interested.

Jon Gruden critical of Dion Jordan: He’s one-dimensional (Video)

Jon GrudenJon Gruden has been criticized for his easy-going commentary in the “Monday Night Football” booth, but he certainly showed his “Chucky” side when commenting on the Miami Dolphins’ selection of Dion Jordan at No. 3 overall in the NFL Draft on Thursday.

Gruden, who is generally positive in his commentary, expressed many reservations about the Dolphins’ pick.

“When I watch Dion Jordan play, I don’t see him play,” Gruden observed, noting that Oregon shifted defensive players in and out of their rotations like a hockey team working in shifts.

Gruden thinks Jordan has great athleticism, but “he’s narrow, he’s got a shoulder problem … lot of unknown.”

He also called Jordan a one-dimensional pass rusher who only tries to beat you to the outside with speed. He thinks that will be easy to defend in the NFL.

“My only concern with one-dimensional edge rushers is you can counter them if you just take the time and execute your protection plan.”

Hopefully you enjoyed the criticism from Gruden, because it’s very rare that you hear such harsh analysis from him.