The Miami Dolphins are in the middle of an offseason of uncertainty. First they lost two starting offensive lineman during the season and are struggling to replace but now they face having to give up on their first round pick from just last season.
According to Pro Football Talk, the Dolphins have been "gauging trade value" for Dion Jordan, their first round pick from last year.
The Dolphins traded up to third to draft Jordan, a defensive end from Oregon. In exchange for the trade they gave the Oakland Raiders their first and second round picks in the draft.
Jordan has not had a productive season in 2013 with just 29 tackles and two sacks. In contrast, Ezekiel Ansah who was the next defensive end selected, has recorded eight sacks and 32 tackles for the Detroit Lions.
It would usually represent a huge problem for the Dolphins to admit defeat on a high draft pick like this so early on but amidst their issues on offense, this incident has paled into insignificance.
It is not yet known what sort of trade value they expect Jordan to receive but the Philadelphia Eagles could be a possible landing spot with head coach Chip Kelly familiar with Jordan from their days at Oregon.
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