Is Dion Jordan worthy of the ninth pick? Dan Leberfeld
The Jets need to add a dynamic pass-rushing OLB in the upcoming draft.
When draft analysts speculate on who they might pick at nine, the name Dion Jordan comes up a lot.
What does draft guru Mike Mayock think of Oregon-product?
“I kind of like Dion Jordan who I think is two years away from being an Aldon Smith-type player,” said Mayock, who works for the NFL Network. “He’s only about 240 pounds, but he’s 6’7″. He’s got frightening athletic skills, and he’s a year away. He would be a situational pass rusher year one, and if he puts 20 pounds on, I think he’s going to be a perennial All-Pro. I really like the kid. But, again, that’s a little bit of a risk-reward. You’re betting on this kid two years from now.”
The Jets need immediate help at OLB, especially with Calvin Pace and Bryan Thomas out of the picture, so it might be hard for them to take a project at nine.