A rumor broke a week ago that the Miami Dolphins might be up for trading away the number three overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, defensive end/linebacker, Dion Jordan. Then word broke that Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles would be interested in making the rumors becoming a reality.
Kelly naturally has an interest in the versatile Jordan after coaching him at Oregon, while Philly has also been rumored to want to shed defensive end Brandon Graham. Graham is an ill fit for the Eagles 3-4 defensive scheme, while the bigger and more athletic Jordan would be an ideal fit on either side at linebacker.
Thus far, reports have suggested the Eagles would be willing to part with Graham and a second round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft in order to land Jordan, although it has been reported that the Dolphins weren’t in love with that offer. Talks appear to be ongoing, however, with Miami supposedly willing to part with Jordan for Philadelphia’s 22nd overall pick in this year’s draft.
While it’s highly unlikely the Eagles jump at that offer, it is growing increasingly obvious that both sides have a player they no longer want. Graham doesn’t have as much talent or value as Jordan at this time, but he would at least fit Miami’s scheme better than he does the Eagles. For a trade to work out, however, Philly may have to add a pick or two to the deal. Stay tuned.