Poll results: Dion Jordan breakout player

June, 6, 2014
Jun 6
4:00
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The results are in from Miami Dolphins fans.

Earlier this week, ESPN.com’s Dolphins page asked which player is most likely to be the team’s breakout candidate. There were several good choices, such as running back Lamar Miller, linebacker Koa Misi and defensive tackle Earl Mitchell.

But the clear-cut choice from Miami fans was second-year defensive end Dion Jordan. In a landslide, the former No. 3 overall pick received about 68 percent of the vote. Jordan only recorded 26 tackles and two sacks last season.

Jordan packed on about 17 pounds of muscle compared to last spring and is aiming to develop into an all-around player. He will begin the year as a backup behind Pro Bowl defensive end Cameron Wake and 2013 sack leader Olivier Vernon.

Still, Jordan has a chance to make a sizable impact. Rushing the quarterback is paramount in the NFL and that is the biggest skill Jordan brings to the table. If Jordan is better against the run, he could put up solid numbers in 2014.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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