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Dolphins Rookie Dion Jordan on Cuban Food, Transitoning to DE

Expectations are high in South Beach for Dion Jordan, the first defensive player chosen in April's NFL Draft. At the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, Jordan spoke with Dan Rubenstein of SB Nation to discuss his new simplistic role for the Dolphins, his love for Cuban food, and enjoying the Miami sunshine.

During the early stages of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins surprised the NFL by trading up to the third overall pick, not to snag offensive tackle Lane Johnson as most expected, but to land defensive end Dion Jordan from Oregon. With the move, the Dolphins demonstrated that the aggressive stance they had during the league's free agency period was not stopping with the draft.

Jordan sat down with SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein last month at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere, discussing his role with the Dolphins, moving to Miami, and more.

NFL rules currently prevent Jordan from working out with the Dolphins, who concluded their mandatory minicamp yesterday. According to the league, a rookie may not begin working with a team, other than during the one, two day rookie minicamp, if the current academic term has not ended. Oregon is on a quarters system, with final exams being held this week.

Jordan will be able to report to the Dolphins' training facility and take part in "voluntary" workouts for strength and conditioning starting as early as Saturday.

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