Nov 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan (95) reacts after sacking Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during the second quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles' 2014 NFL Draft First Round Choice Becoming Clear


The Eagles’ 2014 NFL Draft first round choice is becoming clear. In a recent report on ESPN.com they recently made an offer on Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan. It’s been a quite couple of weeks for the Philadelphia Eagles. As long as you can ignore that little Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson departure. But don’t think the Eagles front office are sitting around watching movies, eating popcorn and eating popcorn.

Jordan, a pass rusher out of Oregon and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly share a bit of history together. He began his career with Oregon as a tight end but switched to defense in 2010. He began as a reserve defensive end but his role transformed into a stand-up pass rusher in 2011. That role served him well as he recorded 13 tackles for a loss and 7.5 sacks.

He had very little playing time last season with the Dolphins because of injuries but there is a lot of potential in Jordan. Kelly has proven he can get the most out of his players. His interest in Jordan proves he sees great potential there.  As of this writing it’s unclear if the deal will happen but two things are clear. One, the Eagles are looking to add a pass rusher through free agency. Two, it looks more and more like they have their eye on a cornerback in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Conventional wisdom has the Eagles looking hard at Louisville safety Calvin Pryor. Not sure if he is the the one they are looking at but it is becoming clearer they believe the draft will help them add the final piece to their defensive puzzle.

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  • Ryan

    The only pass rusher the birds seem at all interested in in free agency is jordan. Kelly said there were no that means 0 pass rushers that jumped out at him this year and he felt we had to have. I also disagree with Calvin Pryor. While he is a lot like dawkins he doesn’t really fit our system. The Eagles seem to want versatile sit back and watch the qb type safeties ie Jenkins. Not the in the box heavy hitters like Pryor. While I do think he would be an upgrade and would be happy to see him in green I’m not sure if he who we want and would not be surprised if he’s on the board at 22 to see us pass on him.

  • joe

    They’ve met attaochu a lot. I like bucannon over pryor, has that Dawkins size and punishing hits. Great ball skills, underrated big time.