Rob what do you have to say about the down years for Mingo and Jordan? Their 2012 seasons sure don't warrant an 11th overall pick. You are really projecting based on skill sets and you are also hoping they can make the transition to OLB in a 3-4. That means more than likely no immediate return for the 11th overall pick.
Please explain that to us. BigRob is on the clock....
Also, I don't know what you mean about Jordan having a down year. Your the only person I have heard say that. He has done nothing but raise his stock. He had some injuries that forced him to miss some time, but he did not regress. Dion Jordan will be a top 20 pick and more than likely a top 10. He is an athletic freak and dropped into coverage quite a bit this year for Oregon. The Guy is 6-7 250 lbs and I have seen him cover receivers before.
This guy does a great job breaking him down:
Are you going to address the fact that both Mingo and Jordan will not give you an immediate return?
Secondly, Dion Jordan will be a top 10 to 15 pick. Bank on it. He had an injury this year that slowed him down some and he missed one complete game. The guys was asked to do a lot more than rush the passer at Oregon. He was asked to play in space and to cover a lot of guys in space.
Dion Jordan would be my choice at pick 11.
He’s amazing,” Clay said. “Runs like a gazelle, he can play pass coverage, he can play down in the D line, he obviously knows how to rush the passer. He has all the tools.
Your talking about a guy that's going to be the next Jean Pierre-Paul in my opinion.