If Dion Jordan is prancing around the Miami Dolphins locker room one day with his shirt off it will be known where he learned that from. Jordan the defensive end taken out of Oregon with the No. 3 pick in the draft is being tutored on a daily basis by All-Pro defensive end Cameron Wake. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin wanted his prized rookie to learn from the wise Wake so it was no coincidence he assigned Jordan the locker next to Wake’s at Miami's practice facility. So what has the youngster learned so far? "Just the way to take care of your body" Jordan said. "(Wake) treats it like a very expensive car. He won't put in any bad gas or he wouldn't go a few months without changing his oil. … He likes to show off his body by walking around without a shirt. Yeah maybe I can show off like that (one day)." Jordan who is a svelte 6-foot-6 248 pounds has a ways to go to match the buff 6-foot-3 256-pound Wake who probably has the lowest body fat in the NFL. But the more he listens to Wake the more of a chance he has. Wake ranked fourth in the NFL last season with 15 sacks. Jordan had 12.5 sacks in his final two college seasons and expectations are he will develop into an elite NFL pass rusher. But there's one big difference in how the NFL careers started for each player. Wake was undrafted in 2005 while only tackles Eric Fisher (to Kansas City) and Luke Joeckel (to Jacksonville) went ahead of Jordan in last April's draft. "My road was one of potholes" Wake said of making the NFL after spending two years as a stock broker and then playing two years in Canada before joining Miami in 2009. "I had some broken-down cars in the way flooding all kind of landslides. But at the end of the day we're sitting next to each other. He's the third overall pick and I'm some guy nobody ever heard of. I guess it's not where you start it's where you finish." Wake has told his story of perseverance to Jordan. He also gives him plenty of other advice. "Just helping him make the transition from college to the pros" Wake said. "Everybody here is a professional. There are first-round quality guys. What are you going to do to make a step above the guy across from you?" Jordan is taking it all in.
Dolphins rookie Dion Jordan learning from Cameron Wake
Fox Sports Florida | Sep 4