It looks like Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon is heading to the Cleveland Browns. Gordon was selected as a second round pick by Cleveland in today’s supplemental draft.
The supplemental draft order was determined using a lottery in which the Browns got the second pick of each round, so only one other team — the Buffalo Bills — even got a shot at drafting Gordon in the second round. Every team passed on Gordon in the first round.
As a sophomore at Baylor in 2010, Gordon caught 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns, but he was suspended for the 2011 season after he failed a drug test. At a Pro Day workout this week, he measured in at 6-foot-3 and 224 pounds and ran a 4.52-second 40-yard dash.
Everyone agreed that Gordon was the best prospect in this year’s supplemental draft, although there was disagreement about just how good a prospect he is. Some saw him as a potential second-round pick, while others said he was overhyped and suggested that he was getting far more coverage than his college production warranted because it’s a slow time when everyone is desperate to talk about any NFL news.
With the additions of first round draft picks Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden, it looks like the Browns are trying to improve their offense. Gordon may or may not be worth a second round pick but only time will tell.