Dion Jordan, the 6'6", 248 lb. defensive end-linebacker hybrid, ran an unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.53 seconds. Jordan is an athletic freak like Jason Pierre-Paul who can run as fast as some running backs and wide receivers -- and he comes from Oregon, where Chip Kelly coached him every day. The more you read about Jordan's athleticism and versatility (see Sheil Kapadia's take here), the more he sounds like a perfect fit for Kelly's new hybrid scheme. And just having a guy like that would go a long way toward the laudable goal of getting larger and more athletic across the board.
As Jordan skyrockets up draft charts, he could easily become the top option for the Eagles at number four overall. Of course, with his Oregon connection, the rumor mill will churn faster even if he isn't the Eagles' top target. This is one of those stories to watch as we get closer to the draft. If the team seems to be diverting attention away from Jordan to other potential targets, they probably do want him. On the other hand, if Kelly and Howie Roseman let those inevitable reports surge forward at full speed, perhaps they realize that the Jordan rumors could serve as the greatest shield for their true intentions at the top of the draft.
Welcome to the season of lies.