The Miami Dolphins are ready and willing to trade 2013 No. 3 overall pick Dion Jordan. Whether they are able remains to be seen. Rumors persisted that the Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles were discussing a potential trade prior to the 2014 NFL Draft, but nothing became of the stalled talks. Still, Jordan is clearly available, and may even wind up getting dealt to a team in the NFC East. It just may not be the Eagles. Following the loss of Sean Lee, which is feared to be for the entire 2014 NFL season, should the Dolphins look to trade Jordan to the Dallas Cowboys?
Yes, Jordan struggled as a rookie in 2013 with the Dolphins. He didn’t really have a place. With a new general manager, he still really doesn’t have a particular in Miami this season, especially under the 4-3 defensive scheme. The Dolphins are trying to use Jordan as a defensive end but, with the nearly 20 pounds that he worked to gain this past offseason, could Jordan be used as an outside linebacker? Furthermore, could he fit that position in Dallas?
“I was definitely too light to go out there against some of those offensive tackles,” Jordan said Tuesday of his first NFL campaign. “This year I had the opportunity to have an offseason where I can take care of my body. I’m trying to move forward and continue to try to better myself in a few areas.”
The question is, will that area take place in Miami, or would a change of scenery to Dallas be exactly what Jordan needs? Either way, anytime you have the Dolphins on one side and Jerry Jones and the Cowboys on the other, nobody can make any predictions as to what will happen.
After all, have there been two more “unorthodox” teams in the NFL over the past few years, at least in terms of personnel decisions? I defy you to find two more dysfunctional teams since 2010.