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A hybrid DE/LB for Bills in latest mock

Posted by Chris Brown on February 8, 2013 – 1:04 pm

NFL.com’s draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah has published a new mock draft. He’s got Geno Smith going first overall to Kansas City, and he’s got a new option for the Bills at eighth overall.

Jeremiah has Buffalo taking Oregon DE Dion Jordan. Jordan is a unique physical talent and at 6’6″ and 243 pounds he played a hybrid role for the Ducks. He’s largely seen as a first-round prospect. What makes the pick for the Bills more interesting is Jeremiah worked in Baltimore scouting when Pettine was a linebackers coach with the Ravens.

Pick No. 8 – Dion Jordan – DE – Oregon
I was with new Buffalo defensive coordinator Mike Pettine for four years in Baltimore. He loves versatile defenders who allow his creative mind to mess with opposing quarterbacks. Jordan is a perfect fit for that role.
 
One item worth noting was Jordan did sustain a shoulder injury late last season. That will certainly be checked out during the medical exams at the NFL Combine. Jeremiah doesn’t have another QB going in round one after Smith.

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