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Dan Kadar from SB Nation's Mocking the Draft has updated his 2013 NFL Mock Draft. With most mock drafts projecting the Miami Dolphins to target a wide receiver in the first round, Kadar previously had the Dolphins bucking that trend, taking Jarvis Jones. Does he still see the Dolphins selecting the Georgia linebacker?
The 2013 NFL Draft is still three months away, but that does not stop fans from discussing who their favorite team should target. It also does not stop mock drafts from appearing all around the internet. Dan Kadar from SB Nation's Mocking the Draft has updated his projection for April's NFL Selection Meeting, including changing who he thinks the Miami Dolphins will select with the twelfth overall pick.
Previously, the Mocking the Draft mock draft had the Dolphins selecting Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones. Meanwhile, the majority of the mock drafts around the internet have the Dolphins selecting a wide receiver, most often California wide out Keenan Allen. Will Kadar follow the trend, or will he continue to have the Dolphins looking elsewhere in the first round.
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Taking a look at Kadar's updated 2013 Mock Draft, the Dolphins' pick remains on the defensive side of the ball, but is no longer used to select Jones. Instead, the Dolphins select Oregon defensive end/linebacker Dion Jordan. About the pick, Kadar writes:
Most of the thinking around this pick has centered around wide receivers. But the Dolphins may be able to wait for a wide receiver because the position is so deep this year. Keenan Allen may be the top wide receiver in the draft, but he's not an elite prospect at the position.
A player like Jordan wouldn't be picked solely as a pass rusher. That's not the biggest strength of his game, though he is capable. Jordan would give the Dolphins a player that can line up at end and linebacker and deftly drop into coverage. Defenders who are 6-foot-7 shouldn't be able to cover like Jordan, who often manned the slot in zone situations. Jordan has a rare skill set, which defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle will love.
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