26-Year-Old Defensive End – Miami Dolphins
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Remember when Jordan was the third overall pick and big things were expected from him playing opposite Cameron Wake? Yeah well that never materialized and now he is suspended for the first four games...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 5
Dion Jordan Contract Information:
Signed with Miami in July of 2013.
The Dolphins are open to having Jordan return to the team, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
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Dion Jordan: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Jordan reportedly doesn't plan to appeal the suspension, which resulted from a diluted drug test sample. The former No. 3 overall draft pick has just 46 tackles and three sacks in 26 games through his first two seasons, and the Dolphins may not want him back when he's eligible to return in 2016. Jordan still figures to get another chance in the NFL, as his physical talent will be worth a flier for some team, assuming the former Oregon Duck wants to keep playing.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Jordan was supposed to provide the Dolphins with a strong pass rush opposite Cameron Wake but that failed to materialize as Jordan only produced two sacks and 26 tackles. Jordan has beefed up during the off-season, something he wasn't able to do last year due to having to undergo shoulder surgery, but the start to his 2014 season will be delayed by a four-game suspension. If Jordan can become the player the Dolphins thought he could when he was drafted, double digit sacks may not be out of the question with teams spending most of their energy trying to figure out how to stop Wake, but that notion's on hold to start the 2014 season.
Keep a very close eye on Jordan's position designation in your league, because at press time it was up for interpretation, though the Miami Dolphins official web site listed him as a defensive end. It's a questionable fit, though, because Jordan was arguably at his best as a standup player in college, and he posted just five sacks as a senior. He's a rangy, long player with great pursuit ability, but Jordan looks more like Julian Peterson than DeMarcus Ware. That said, if the Dolphins use him at defensive end, he should thrive anyway, particularly as an IDP. His pass-rush impact could be limited, but Jordan's length and athleticism should allow him to pile up tackles in pursuit, and it's still reasonable to bet he'll play at linebacker a fair amount either way.