The Big Question: Will Dion Jordan make an instant impact?
Some of Jordan's biggest assets -- including his ability to play in space -- don't always show up on the stat sheet. Anyone expecting sack numbers similar to the ones Von Miller and Aldon Smith put up as rookies likely will be disappointed. Based on historical precedent, Jordan is more likely to mirror the production of Dolphins legend Jason Taylor in his rookie season. He only had five sacks as a rookie. Pass rushing was not Jordan's primary role at Oregon, and there is a lot to learn. Wake is just the man to teach Jordan.
- I've criticized general manager Jeff Ireland for thinking short term in his contract year, but drafting Jordan was a long-term bet because offensive tackle was a far bigger need. The Dolphins are gambling that they can get by with Jonathan Martin and a veteran stopgap offensive tackle to be named later to protect quarterback Ryan Tannehill. It's a calculated risk, but not a terrible one considering the free-agent market.