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Chiefs To Visit With Dion Jordan


The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly planning to meet with Oregon Ducks DE/OLB Dion Jordan ahead of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Now things are getting interesting. The Chiefs sent both head coach Andy Reid and GM John Dorsey to Orgeon’s Pro Day where they would have gotten an up close look at Jordan. If they scheduled a private visit with the player, they must have liked what they saw.

Andy Reid recently said the Chiefs are considering eight to 10 players for the top pick. Dorsey has used similar language. Jordan is considered one of the top picks in the draft and if the Chiefs are using a private visit on him, it may be that Jordan is among the eight to 10 players Reid was talking about.

Remember teams only get private visits with 30 players so they likely don’t use them lightly. Still, teams often take players they did not have in for a visit so there are no guarantees.

With the Chiefs picking first, however, they have a little less to hide. I would be willing to bet that the Chiefs bring the player they intend to draft in for a visit, most especially if they remain in the No. 1 spot.

What do you think, Addicts? They Chiefs are pretty well set at starting pass rushers. Does Jordan fit in?


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  • Richard Comstock

    funny, I actually mentioned him in comment section of the article of the 8-10 guys who we may draft. I said the only person you were missing was Dion Jordan. I don’t see us drafting him but it wouldn’t be the first time these guys blew my mind.

    • Steve Blank

      were trading down baby! this will be the player we get should we land at 8 or 9….I cant see them picking him in the top 3.

  • kmon

    I love this pick but where would he line up? doesn’t have the typical 3-4 DE weight but has monster height! we already have hali and Houston as OLBs unless we move hali back on the line. that would be a feared front 7 right there!

  • Jim Harper

    He is not a #1 pick, so no. You expect a #1 pick especially in the top ten to make an immediate impact and definitely a starter. That wouldn’t be the case in KC. He is just not going to come in and unseat two pro bowlers. If they want a pass rusher with the first pick then they should go for Ansah at DE. He has come up the boards faster than any other player out there, going as high as #2. He is raw, but his upside is off the charts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1010313245 Michael Draut

      I agree, the Chiefs have an opportunity to get a Tackle that should be around 10+ years… It may not be a sexy pick, but it’d be a winner.

  • Calchiefsfan

    Dorsey says they take the best player available, no deviation. If they trade down to 7 or 8 Jordan might be it. If that scenario does play out and either Hali or Houston has a season ending injury they’ll look like geniuses. Pure speculation on my part, but hey, that’s what AA is all about.

  • ArrowFan

    Not gonna happen at #1 but could around 8 – 10.

  • Steve Blank

    I think this means the Chiefs have found a trading partner and will be trading down. I would love to see them trade down twice….down to somewhere in the late teens or early 20s and get Margus Hunt and a few more picks.

  • Duke

    Jordan fits perfectly with Hali and Houston! Jordan if you look at his game tape can and has actually covered wide receivers. Hali as we all know can’t come close. Also, Sutton plans to run the hybrid defense which means multiple fronts. Sometimes there are 4 DL sometimes 2 with multiple walk up guys. In a constantly changing front like that Jordan is perfect. He can line up at D End or be a walk up backer with DeVito and Powe as down linemen. He gives you a 3 down ultimate utility guy which is what those hybrid defenses run off of. Plus Hali is gettin up there in years and he will cost KC almost 16 mil in 2015.

  • NicholasAlanClayton

    I think Jordon’s value as the top pure pass rusher could make him more valuable than either of the top tackles. Like it or not, positional value affects the overall value of the player. No one is seriously suggesting we take the consensus pure best player in the draft — G Chance Warmack.

    The fact is that the Chiefs’ pass rush was in the bottom 10 in the league last year. By all accounts we’re still not going to get a lot out of our D-line in that department this year and if Hali or Houston go down, our ability to rush the passer drops to quasi-nil. Jordon would be a good rotational guy to keep Hali/Houston fresh and could turn out to be a good post-Hali plan. Hali turns 30 this year and is

    ranked as PFF’s No. 8 OLB
    in ’12, dropping each of last 3 years. He’s also very expensive. Just sayin’.

  • http://twitter.com/brawnco Big Moog

    He’s a beast ill draft him first n his boy kiko second!!!

  • ba

    I like it but they need another reciever so bad still I would maybe try that route