Oregon Ducks linebacker/defensive end Dion Jordan, who played his college career for Chip Kelly ran a 4.53 forty-yard dash this morning in Indianapolis. He’s weighing 248 pounds right now. It was the fastest time of any defensive linemen, who has run the forty this morning in Indianapolis. Jordan is very talented and seems to fit best in a 3-4 scheme.
There’s been talk that the Birds could draft the young man with their first pick in the first round. The Birds may doubt Trent Cole and Brandon Graham’s ability to stand up and be outside linebackers.
Jordan is somewhat of a project who has only been playing defense since 2010, when he was moved to the defensive side of the ball. He came to Oregon as a talented tight end.
He could play the “Predator” or “Leo” position in the Eagles hybrid 4-3 under defense which would have him rushing the passer most of the time.
Jordan followed up the great forty-yard dash by doing an outstanding job of changing direction and dropping into coverage as a linebacker in drills at the NFL Combine.
Ezekiel Ansah of BYU ran the second fastest time, 4.62. at 271 pounds. That’s a tremendous combination of size and speed. Ansah has only been playing the game of football for a few games
Arkansas defensive end Margus Hunt ran a 4.60 forty yard dash while weighting 270 pounds, which is outstanding.