A new GM is in town and with that a new philosophy. That means nobody on the roster is safe, even a first round pick from a year ago. Dion Jordan is on the block for the Miami Dolphins. Could the Jacksonville Jaguars pounce?
Jordan and Mike Wallace among players available from Miami Dolphins
Subtlety is clearly not the strong suit of new Miami general manager Dennis Hickey. As free agency approaches it’s become quite clear that he has no interest in maintaining the “status quo.” Already news has leaked that the Dolphins are gauging interest from other teams about a possible trade for 2013 first round pick Dion Jordan. In a way it’s not a huge surprise. Hickey wasn’t the one who drafted Jordan and after a season in which he had just two sacks and failed to crack the starting lineup, keeping him part of the overall plan doesn’t make sense. The thing is Jordan isn’t alone. Apparently a number of Jeff Ireland’s big pickups are up for grabs too including wide receiver Mike Wallace. That one might be harder to swing given the contract Wallace signed though if their price is fair enough one of the teams rich in cap space could come calling.
Gus Bradley needs a pass rusher and favored Jordan last year
The question is though what will the Miami Dolphins demand for Jordan? Getting back a first round pick is out of the question and even a second rounder is a tough sell. However, there may be one team that is worth talking to about it. That is the Jacksonville Jaguars. For those who don’t remember, head coach Gus Bradley was enamored with Jordan a year ago, seeing the potential he had as a pass rusher, specifically for the infamous LEO linebacker position in his defense. The Jaguars are in dire need of a pass rusher, so much so that experts wonder if they will pass on taking a quarterback in the first round to fill that need. Jordan could solve that problem. The Jags can unload their second round pick for an athletic freak of a player who is still only 23-years old and save their first rounder for that quarterback they have to have.
Bradley is a respected coach who excels at developing young players. If he got his hands on Dion Jordan, the sky could be the limit.