NFL Supplemental Draft 2012: Predicting Where Josh Gordon Will Land
Former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon is regarded as the cream of NFL Supplemental Draft crop, and it's highly likely multiple teams will express serious interest in him.
When you have a supplemental player who is 6'3", 225 pounds and runs a 40-yard dash in the low 4.5 range, who also draws comparisons to A.J. Green, lots of interest tends to be drawn.
The teams that will show the most interest in Gordon, however, will likely be some combination of Cleveland, Dallas, Washington, Oakland, Miami, Indianapolis and Buffalo. There will be more teams in the mix, of course, but those are just the prime suspects to acquire the former Bear.
With that being said, here's a look at my top three potential destinations for the talented wide receiver.
3. Washington Redskins
Gordon's only productive college season came when he was a sophomore at Baylor. The quarterback throwing him the ball that year?
You guessed it. Robert Griffin III.
That's enough to interest Dan Snyder and the Redskins (via CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora):
The Redskins are particularly intriguing because of the RG3 connection and their lust for more weapons for him. Team sources said Griffin has been actively lobbying the front office and owner Dan Snyder for Gordon. Snyder will do whatever he can for his star players; he has a history of listening to them and the Redskins have employed the supplemental draft in the past.
RGIII is the future in Washington, and it wouldn't be surprising to see management do whatever possible to continue to make him happy. Drafting Gordon would make RGIII very happy.
Who drafts Josh Gordon?
2. Dallas Cowboys
With Dez Bryant and Miles Austin in town, the Cowboys certainly don't have a need for a No. 1 receiver, which is what Gordon has the potential to be, but that's not making them shy away.
Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com speculates Dallas has plenty of interest in Gordon, and that seems to be common view from other NFL writers, too.
It makes sense. Regardless of how the Bryant contract situation plays out, the Cowboys could use some depth behind their two star wideouts. Bryant and Austin aren't exactly the pictures of perfect health.
Backing them up with a player with Gordon's talent has to be at least a little intriguing, no matter the price tag.
1. Cleveland Browns
Greg Little has plenty of talent, but he's not a down-field threat and No. 1-type receiver. The Browns didn't solve that problem in the draft, either, when they elected to go with Trent Richardson over a wide receiver with their first pick.
Cleveland has reportedly been showing the most interest in Gordon over the past few days according to Rosenthal on NFL.com, and it would be a little surprising if they didn't draft him. The Browns need Gordon's skills arguably more than any other team rumored to be after his services.
It makes too much sense.
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