"We basically drafted Avatar" - Dion Jordan size comparison photos

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  1. catch22

    catch22 New Mexico Fin Fan

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    I cant remember who I heard it from but on draft day someone on NFL network (i think) who was talking about Dion Jordan and said something to the effect of "with Dion Jordan,the dolphins basically drafted avatar" Although I usually hate all the nickname stuff, Avatar would suit him well I think.

    I put together some side by side comparison photos from draft day to illustrate how big he is compared to other normal humans.

    Roger Goodell vs Dion Jordan vs Tavon Austin for reference
    DionTavonGoddell 374.jpg

    Look at the size of the phone vs the size of the head and hands, Oh, and Belechick looks pissed that they are still making phones with cords.
    Phonecompare smaller.jpg

    "What's up Dion, Not much Dion"
    DionDion 374.jpg

    Basically Avatar
    DionAvatar taller.jpg

    Jeffy looks like a child
    DionIreland smaller.jpg
     
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  2. wdf6

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    Isn't his nickname "The Praying Mantis"? I like that better, no offense. Avatar is pretty appropriate given his ridiculous size though.
     
  3. catch22

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    I heard that was his nickname too.. Wonder if he likes it.
     
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    :lol:mad:next to other normal humans


    That guy looks like he plays in the NBA.
     
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    The guy looks like Jason Taylor, and he's going to play Jason Taylor's position. He's as tall as Jason Taylor is. Do you think this is a coincidence here? They're putting a young Jason Taylor on the opposite end of Cameron Wake. This is not rocket science.
     
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    Yup his nickname is "The Praying Mantis" and it's pretty cool :)
     
  7. catch22

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    I always thought Jason Taylor looked like Xerxes from the 300. but you are right, Jordan and Taylor are similar in size.





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  8. ITS!MATEO

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    Hopefully we'll have that Jason Taylor/Adewale Ogunleye-esque pass rush again :D

    That would be great.
     
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    pretty sure it was jay Glazer that referred to him as avatar and the reason I remember was because Jay congratulated us on taking one of his mma students, I love the fact that he's doing the mma training.
     
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    That movie sucked balls.

    Balls.
     
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    I love Praying Mantis. Dions highlight video (one with the song Sail) gets me so pumped and it starts with the announcer addressing his size and his nickname - THE PRAYING MANTIS. Avatar reminds me of that dorky nerd from Grandmas Boy. Speaking of Grandmas Boy, OP smoked some deer weed before this post
     
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    It was "Dances with Wolves" in space.
     
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    FYI: It's Preying Mantis. Like a Birds of Prey not Pray
     
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    yeah, I don't think so. Why would we give the guy a nickname of such a crappy movie?
     
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    No, it is praying mantis.

    See Wikipedia:

    "The English common name for any species in the order is "praying mantis",[2] because of the typical "prayer-like" posture with folded fore-limbs, although the eggcorn "preying mantis" is sometimes used in reference to their predatory habits."

    So apparently you used what is called an "eggcorn".

    Also from Wikipedia:

    In linguistics, an eggcorn is an idiosyncratic substitution of a word or phrase for a word or words that sound similar or identical in the speaker's dialect (sometimes called oronyms). The new phrase introduces a meaning that is different from the original, but plausible in the same context, such as "old-timers' disease" for "Alzheimer's disease".
     
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    I think "Praying Mantis" is dumb, personally. I hope that one doesn't stick.

    I actually kind of like "Avatar". Not the movie, but the nickname.

    I think I could live with just "Mantis" instead of "Praying Mantis".
     
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    Jay Glazer called him an Avatar. And it's not a freaking Avatar, that was just the name of the movie. The big blue species are called Na'vi. Avatars are hindu thingies.

    Let's hope Dion can Na'vi-gate his way to the QB.
     
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    If by thingies you mean enlightened individuals that come maybe once an age to share their light and wisdom, then yeah, they're "hindu thingies".
     
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    I think it can be better even!
     
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    You guys are freak hypocrites

    I made the same Thread about Tannehill last year .....
     
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    I loved the pick it was a nice draft day suprise but until he makes some plays he's just plain old Dion Jordan. He's gotta earn a name, maybe drop Brady for a big loss at a critical point in the game and come up with some crazy dance or something. Not that I'm big on celebrations unless it's a big play in a big game or something.
     
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    Or just put the two together and call them DJ QWAKE. I'm sure there will be plenty of QB meetings between the two.
     

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