This would be the final draft conducted by Jordan before Andy MacPhail's tenure, and MacPhail was brought in before the signings of this draft were complete. It is also the draft where the Orioles selected Matt Wieters and Jake Arrieta, the first major overslot signing of Jordan's tenure.
It is also the first draft where Jordan lost picks due to free agent signings. After having had supplemental first rounders in both 2005 and 2006, the Orioles did not have a selection from the fifth overall pick until the fourth round. Because of this, the Orioles missed out on players like Mike Stanton, Freddie Freeman, and Danny Duffy. Of course, another way of looking at it is that they missed out on players like Eric Niesen and Michael Watt, or on drafting and failing to sign Joshua Fields, who was taken with the Orioles' pick in the 2nd round and not signed by the Braves.
- After two consecutive years of selecting a high schooler with his first overall pick, Jordan did not select a prep player until the 15th round.
- The Orioles signed all but 10 of their 48 selections, the greatest percentage of draftees signed under Jordan.
- The Orioles spent more on their first overall selection, Matt Wieters, than they had on their entire draft classes from 2005 and 2006.
- 29 of the players selected were from college, 12 were from high school, and 6 were from junior college.
- 24 of the players selected were pitchers, while 24 were position players.
- 24th round pick Dan Klein did not sign, and was redrafted in 2010 by the Orioles with their third round pick.
- 32nd round pick Pete Andrelczyk did not sign, and was redrafted by the Marlins in the fifth round of the 2008 draft. Used out of the bullpen, Andrelcyzk has a K/9 of 9.9 in over 160 minor league innings, but has not risen above AA.
- 37th round pick Merrill Kelly did not sign, and was redrafted by the Rays in the eighth round of the 2010 draft.
- 38th round pick Michael Harrington did not sign, and was redrafted by the Twins in the 13th round of the 2008 draft. He has not been very good, with an OPS of .664 in 207 minor league games.
- 41st round pick Russell Wilson did not sign and is the starting quarterback for N.C. State, and was selected by the Rockies in the fourth round of the 2010 draft.