Oregon’s Dion Jordan highlighted in Yahoo! Sports’ ‘Dream Chasers’ series [Video]

Oregon Ducks defensive end Dion Jordan (96) scores a two point conversion against Kansas State Wildcats defensive back Nigel Malone (24) during the first half during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports)

Oregon Ducks defensive end Dion Jordan (96) scores a two point conversion against Kansas State Wildcats defensive back Nigel Malone (24) during the first half during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports)

Dion Jordan has the size (6-foot-6, 250 pounds) and speed (4.6-second 40-yard dash) to be a pass-rushing force in the NFL.

However, he did not simply arrive at the NFL Combine and the upcoming NFL Draft primed and ready to go.

He had to work hard, and he had to earn his chance at professional football greatness.

Yahoo! Sports, as a part of its ‘Dream Chasers’ series, profiles the journey Jordan took to the ranks of the NFL.

[Related: Check out a preview of all the players to be profiled on Dream Chasers here]

MORE DRAFT: Where is Jordan going in Todd McShay’s latest 2013 NFL Mock Draft?