Miami Dolphins Rumors: Dion Jordan Trade Option With Eagles After Suspension, Todd Gurley, Amari Cooper Draft Targets If Raiders Pick Traded?

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Apr 27, 2015 10:53 AM EDT
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Tight end Virgil Green #85 of the Denver Broncos
Tight end Virgil Green #85 of the Denver Broncos blocks defensive end Dion Jordan #95 of the Miami Dolphins during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado."

The Miami Dolphins are coming into the NFL draft at number 14 in the first round and the team could look at a trade up with a team like the Oakland Raiders or Washington Redskins if they target Todd Gurley, Amari Cooper or Kevin White and this comes as a Dion Jordan trade could be an option for the Philadelphia Eagles, as he once played for Chip Kelly in college.

According to CBS Sports, the Dolphins have been "calling around" to see what it would take to move up in the first round into the top 10 of the draft. James Walker at ESPN writes that if the team moves up, they likely will target a wide receiver in either Kevin White or Amari Cooper. DeVante Parker has also been mentioned as a target and he has previously visited with the team and could be the third choice if the top two WRs are off the board.

The Dolphins are also interested in Todd Gurley, as the Miami Herald reports that the team "covets" the running back from Georgia. Gurley is coming off of an ACL injury and if the team sits tight at 14, there is a good chance he could be available at the pick. Some reports have Gurley going in the top 10, but that has come over the past week and could be misdirection by teams to try and position themselves to get Gurley.

UPDATE from Adam Schefter: "Dion Jordan, 3rd pick in 2013, is being suspended for 2015 season for another substance abuse policy violation, league sources told ESPN. "

The running back position is deep this season and Gurley is considered to be the top back alongside Melvin Gordon. The Dolphins are looking at trading up in the draft and they also could look at trading a player they once traded up for (bear with us here). The team previously traded up with the Raiders to get Dion Jordan a few years ago, but after some seasons of disappointment, the Miami Herald reports that Jordan could be traded.

According to the Miami Herald, Jordan has been away from team activities this offseason and after being the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 draft, the Dolphins could put him on the trade block. While the team would lose $1 million in cap space by trading Jordan, the Dolphins may see the move as worth it if theuy get a draft pick or two out of it. The Eagles would be interested, as Pro Football Talk reports, Chip Kelly had Jordan at Oregon and that is when Jordan was at his best on the field.

Jordan has never come close to that production or quality of play in Miami and a change in scenery could be a good move. PFT points out that the Eagles already added a former Oregon player in the LeSean McCoy trade for Kiko Alonso and that now would be a good time for the team to trade for Jordan. Miami clearly is not happy with him and after previously trading their number 12 and number 42 picks to get him, the team could move Jordan for a late round selection. If Kelly isn't plotting a Marcus Mariota move, this trade would make some sense, as the Eagles need some help on the line with Trent Cole gone.

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