Nov 24, 2012; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive end Dion Jordan (96) looks on in the first quarter against the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports
Oregon DE/LB Dion Jordan will have shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum after the Combine, and is expected to then miss the next three-to-four months of football-related activities. That would knock him out of rookie minicamps and OTAs, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. He was projected to be a top-10 NFL Draft pick at one point and could have opted not to work out at the NFL Scouting Combine, but instead, chose to fight through the pain and turned in one of the best performances thus far.
Jordan finished tied for third in the 40-yard das amongst defensive linemanh with an official time of 4.60 seconds Monday at the combine, leading NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock to suggest he could be reunited with new Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly as the fourth overall draft pick. Kelly has coached Jordan at Oregon for the past three seasons.
LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery was regarded as one of the top DE prospects entering the 2012 season, but saw his stock fall after he failed to live up to the hype (just 8 sacks), and according to scouts at the NFL Scouting combine, is now receiving negative endorsements form his former coaches at LSU:
"@tonypauline reported today #LSU coaches aren’t giving DE Sam Montgomery a “ringing endorsement” to NFL teams. Not a good sign for him. — Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) February 23, 2013"