NFL Supplemental Draft 2012 Results: Browns Make Smart Gamble with Josh Gordon
The Cleveland Browns' leading receiver last season, Greg Little, had 709 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Decent numbers, but certainly not the kind of production you would expect from your top wideout.
Gordon was being hyped before the Browns gave up a 2013 second-round pick for him on Thursday, given his production with the Bears in 2010-2011. During that season, Gordon amassed 714 yards and seven touchdowns playing in the shadow of Kendall Wright.
Gordon's stock dropped last year, however, when he was suspended for the season by Baylor for testing positive for marijuana. He transferred to Utah, but never played a down, instead opting to enter the supplemental draft this year for financial reasons.
There is a lot to like about Gordon. He has good size, at 6'3", 224 pounds, he reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds at his pro day on Tuesday and he's a good blocker. He has a good combination of speed and strength, and that shows in his game.
Did the Browns make the right move giving up a 2nd-round pick for Josh Gordon?
Gordon's ability as a blocker could immediately help the Browns. With rookie running back Trent Richardson ready to assume starting duties in the backfield, Gordon's blocking skills could come in handy. He also gives the Browns a downfield threat, something the team has lacked. Some believe he's better than rookies A.J. Jenkins, Brian Quick and Stephen Hill.
While giving up a future second-round pick is a risky proposition, it was worth the gamble for Gordon, who gives the Browns another weapon in the receiving corps, with the potential to be an impact player in the NFL.
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