The Miami Dolphins drafted pass rusher Dion Jordan from the University of Oregon in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Jordan had surgery in February for a shoulder injury and it seems like their is some concern about lingering issues from that injury. That has led the coaching staff to scale back his involvement in practice this week.
“We’ve obviously taken some precaution as we move forward with Dion, not wanting to overload him,” defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle said, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “We have a plan in place that will get him ready to participate at the level we feel best at when we begin the season.
“We’d like to see as much of him as we can, but we’re going to be real careful how we proceed,” Coyle continued.
Most teams expect high first round draft picks to start right away and make an impact immediately. Miami Herald writer Armando Salguero said that Dion Jordan hasn’t been the most impressive rookie in training camp.
Incredible that at this stage in camp K Caleb Sturgis is #dolphins most impressive rookie with CB Will Davis second.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) August 12, 2013
The Dolphins have been holding Jordan back to protect his health. He was held out of serious contact work during training camp’s first week.