The Cleveland Browns have selected former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the supplemental draft on Thursday, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.
The Browns were one of the rumored spots for Gordon to land, including teams like Miami. Gordon will join a fairly weak receiving corps in Cleveland so he’ll have a chance for some playing time. Greg Little is figured to be the number one guy, but after that nobody really sticks out.
The surprising part about Gordon’s selection is that he went in the second round. Many speculated that he would be drafted in the third round or fourth round. It’s surprising to see him selected as early as he was. Now, the Browns will have to forfeit their second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Gordon caught 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore in 2010 at Baylor. In 2011, the receiver was suspended indefinitely from Baylor for violation of team rules, but the violation was never specified.
Since he was suspended, Gordon decided to transfer to Utah where he had to sit out the 2011 season due to NCAA rules. He never played a down for Utah and decided to forego his remaining college eligibility in order to enter this year’s supplemental draft.
At 6-4, 220-pounds, Gordon has the size you want in a NFL receiver. He ran a 4.52 in his Pro Day on Tuesday, which was a little slower than most had anticipated.