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Chad504boy
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re: Draft Prospect: Dion Jordan


Can we try to compile a list of OLB's in a 3-4 that are taller than lets say 6'6?





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Can we try to compile a list of OLB's in a 3-4 that are taller than lets say 6'6?


In this draft or in the league? I really can't think of any, to be honest.






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Chad504boy
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re: Draft Prospect: Dion Jordan


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In this draft or in the league? I really can't think of any, to be honest.



league... you don't see too many 6'7 stand up pass rushing giraffes in the league. Peppers is 6'6 but he's a on the line beast and has the physical stature of a different league than jordan.






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Watt is 6'5". Most guys you see are about 6'4" I think.





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Chad504boy
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re: Draft Prospect: Dion Jordan


LINK

He's a Defensive end in the 3-4 and nearly 300lbs.






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blueslover
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Any of you remember the Mad Stork, Ted Hendricks?


6'7" 220lbs out of college

Hendricks' height was a major passing-lane obstacle for quarterbacks and his long arms pulled down errant passes (26 career interceptions as a pro) with amazing grace and also made him the most feared kick-blocker of his era - 25 blocked punts, field goals or PATs, the unofficial NFL record. Some of his blocks were instrumental in key games, such as his blocked field goal in Super Bowl XV and his blocked punt that set up a touchdown in the Raiders 1977 playoff win known as the Ghost to the Post. Hendricks also recovered 16 opponent's fumbles and registered four safeties. He scored touchdowns on an interception, a fumble return, and a blocked punt. Also, although sacks were unofficial until Hendricks' last two seasons, he unofficially recorded 60-1/2 career sacks with a career-high of 8-1/2 in 1980. His pass coverage was represented by the 26 interceptions and over 95 passes deflected in his 15 seasons

Hendricks was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990, his second year of eligibility. In 1999, he was ranked number 64 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. He also was named as one of the members of the NFL's all time 75th anniversary team in 1994. NFL Network's "Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players" named him the 82nd greatest NFL player of all time.






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goatmilker
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Oh yeah.
Bad mutha f@cker.
Notice the arms? Those are not pads. Hard arse plaster cast (probably lined with metal plates) for hitting the o-lineman upside the head as it was a legal move then.
Scary dude on the field.






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blueslover
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I've been reading more scouting reports on him. Besides the pass rushing ability I found this idea quite insightful...

That is, NFL teams are desperately trying to find an answer to cover the increasing number of Graham & Gronk types coming into the NFL. At 6'6" Jordan could end up being the perfect answer to these guys. Secondly, he was recruited as a TE and didn't switch to offense until 2010.

You'll see more mocks having him at the #15 spot to the Saints IMO. Makes a lotta sense for need and how the pecking order for 3-4 OLBs might settle out.

So far I'd go:
Jarvis Jones- no chance of slipping except for health issues. Even with what is known there I don't think #15 possible
Damontre Moore- increases his draft stock as being just as good of a 4-3DE prospect. On my NO WAY list
Mingo- He really didn't have a stand out year but his skills are undeniable. His availability might hinge more on how other players go before #15. If a couple of QBs and DTs go before the Saints he could possibly be there. 50/50 chance for me now.
Werner/Montgomery- They both might grade out as BPA over Jordan but both look more like 4-3DEs. Still some 3-4 team might see them working. If not I have Werner as a definite Top 5-7 minimum. Montgomery looks more likely available than Jordan. Just the question of positional flexibility.
then Jordan

Now onto the Combine and see how they all look in shorts

McShay & Kiper updated their big boards and have him ranked #12 & 19.



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At 6'6" Jordan could end up being the perfect answer to these guys.

Great point. The more I think about it, the more I really want Jordan at #15.






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