In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Are the Miami Dolphins giving up on first round pick?

Published Add your comment

Football News

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.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Miami Dolphins

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again