Recent NFL history says Dion Jordan, the Dolphins’ rookie defensive end/linebacker, has a good chance of being a high-quality player.

Among the previous 10 players selected No. 3 in the NFL Draft, three are likely Hall of Fame players -- Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson, Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Cleveland left tackle Joe Thomas -- and another (Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan) is having a good career.

Two others (Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and Buffalo defensive tackle Marcell Dareus) are playing pretty well.

And another (Cleveland running back Trent Richardson) is off to a decent start.

If Jordan equals Johnson, Fitzgerald or Thomas, relatively speaking, the Dolphins would be ecstatic. If he equals Ryan they’d be pretty darn happy. And being on a path similar to McCoy, minus the health issues, would be promising.

Jordan will get a chance to be a difference-maker as a pass rusher playing opposite Cam Wake. Jordan seems confident in that aspect of his game.

“As far as my pass rush skills, that’s what I’m here for,” he said at last week’s rookie mini-camp.

But Jordan doesn’t seem to be putting pressure on himself because he’s the No. 3 pick.

“Honestly, my expectations are just come in and just do whatever they ask me to so I can help my team out,” he said. “I feel like, as long as I work hard and, like I said, do what I’m supposed to, I’ll be successful.”

The big question, of course, is how long it takes Jordan to be an impactful player.

You know the No. 3 pick will have a big role as a rookie. History tells us that. And immediate success has come from the No. 3 pick.

Tennessee quarterback Vince Young, the Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Thomas made the Pro Bowl as rookies. Fitzgerald and Johnson made the Pro Bowl after their second seasons.