So the more I read up on Jordan, the DE/LB from Oregon, the more I think he would be a great pick for us at #8 if Nix doesn't view any QB as being worthy of the pick.
I won't pretend to be a scout, but from what I've read he has huge upside as a pass rusher because of his build and has the speed and quickness to be functional as a coverage linebacker. Seeing as how we once again couldn't stop the Pats TEs consistently, and with the scheme diverse Pettine as the DC, his ability to cover could prove to be the most valuable aspect of his game for us this year.
Admittedly he does seem to have a weakness when it comes to wrapping up on tackles, which is definitely not something you hope to see from any defensive player. But no prospect is perfect, especially this year, so you can only hope that with the right coaching that will change.
I've also thought about the possibility we could trade down and draft Ogletree for the same coverage purposes, seeing as how he is a converted safety, though he offers much less of a pass rush upside and much more in the tackling reliability aspect. But in the end, we still have to try to build to beat the Pats, and the way to do that these days seems to be rush the passer and cover their TEs, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Jordan (for the time being).
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