One draft hopeful that has been linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the last several weeks is Oregon linebacker/defensive end Dion Jordan. On Saturday Jordan announced at the NFL Scouting Combine that he\’ll have surgery to repair a torn labrum.
With his surgery just now taking place, Jordan is expected to be out of commission for at least three months, and maybe more. This time out means that he will miss working out at his pro day and it could cause him to miss the entire offseason program with the team that winds up drafting him. Jordan is, however, expected to be ready for training camp.
Depending on what the doctors say, this is unlikely to hurt Jordan\’s draft stock. His game tape tells the story and missing working out at the combine and his pro day really isn\’t as big of deal as others will make it. As long as there are no post-surgery complications, it would be shocking to see him fall down to the bottom half of the first round.
The Steelers will likely address the outside linebacker position at some point during the draft and Jordan certainly could be enticing should he fall to the 17th overall pick.