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Josh Gordon | Wide Receiver

Team: Baylor Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220

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The Cleveland Browns selected former Baylor WR Josh Gordon in the second-round of Thursday's Supplemental Draft.
This move will be characterized as desperate, aggressive, or both in the coming seasons. The Browns were the only team to bring Gordon in for a pre-draft visit, so they must feel comfortable about their selection. This is not the first time Cleveland spent a second-round pick on a wide receiver that missed the previous season after selecting Greg Little in the 2011 Draft. The Browns forfeit a second-round pick in the 2013 Draft after making this selection. We will now pass this Supplemental Draft legend over to our NFL section, so check there for updates. Thu, Jul 12, 2012 01:31:00 PM

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SI's Tony Pauline is the latest to claim that Supplemental Draft WR Josh Gordon is a second-round prospect.

Pauline calls Gordon's 2010 season of 42 catches for 714 yards and seven touchdowns a "breakout campaign" and thinks Gordon "could develop into a No. 1 receiver" in the NFL because of his physical abilities. Although Gordon is "rough around the edges" and will need time to progress, Pauline highlights his effortless style and fluidity as reasoning for the grade. The Supplemental Draft starts at 1:00 EST and we should know Gordon's new team shortly after.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 11:44:00 AM

After reaching out to evaluators on Supplemental Draft hopeful Josh Gordon, NFL Network's Albert Breer was told by a scout and executive that the WR is being "overhyped".

After repeatedly reading early-round projections and grades for Gordon, this comment now seems to be in the minority. Although we agree with the word choice, who knows if this is the kind of smokescreen we commonly read before April's Draft. Before joining the NFL Network, Breer was a Cowboys beat writer so a connection could be made there. Even more than the traditional Draft, it only takes on team in the Supplemental Draft to select a player earlier than their perceived value.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 01:17:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Lance Zierlein of the Sideline View and Rob Rang of CBS Sports both say Gordon's first forty of 4.52 was injury free.

The reported left quad injury occurred on the second attempt, which resulted in a 4.60. An NFL source attending Gordon's workout told Zierlein that he, "expected him to be faster but that time is good enough. Might go top four-rounds but that's too high." Claiming that there are varying opinions on Gordon's talent and draft projection is an understatement. We still believe that a third-round selection is likely.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 05:08:00 PM

Supplemental Draft WR Josh Gordon measured in at 6'3/224 pounds and ran a 4.52 forty at his Pro Day workout on Tuesday.

These numbers are expected, though many previously said Gordon's forty would likely clock in around the high 4.4 range. For many traditional prospects, the Pro Day is just icing on the cake, but for Gordon the workout is much more meaningful since he has not played in a game since the 2010 season. The former Baylor wide receiver also turned in a 36" vertical, 10'1" broad jump and 13 bench press reps of 225 pounds. According to Adam Caplan, representatives from 21 teams attended the workout. A team will likely place a third-round bid on the NFL hopeful during Thursday's Supplemental Draft.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 12:40:00 PM

NFL Network Senior NFL Draft researcher Chad Reuter would be surprised if Supplemental Draft WR Josh Gordon lasts past the second-round.

This is the earliest projections we have seen, and it is only Monday. It had previously been reported that Gordon earned a third-round grade from one NFC team, so in order to confidently win his rights a team may need to place a second-round bid on the former Baylor receiver. Reuter claims Gordon has more potential than many projected 2013 second-round picks and it helps that he can immediately join the team that selects him. It is certainly a high price for a prospect that has not touched the field in a game situation since the 2010 season. Reuter later tweeted that he feels Gordon is a first-round talent but concerns drop his value down a round.
Mon, Jul 9, 2012 12:44:00 PM

During his time at Baylor, high-ranking members of the football team believed WR Josh Gordon was a better prospect than Kendall Wright.

Wright, who led the team in receiving in all four of his years at Baylor, was just drafted by the Tennessee Titans with pick No. 20. It is tough for us to compare the two receivers, since Wright stands at 5'10/196 pounds and will do his best work form the slot, while Gordon checks in at 6'3/220 pounds and projects as an outside target. Gordon left Baylor after his sophomore season, which is the last time he has touched the field in a game situation, so this opinion could be considered dated. Still, it is something to keep in mind during Thursday's Supplemental Draft. Although his onfield resume is lacking, Gordon has the size, speed, and in turn potential, that NFL teams covet.
Sat, Jul 7, 2012 05:21:00 PM

One NFC East team is prepared to put a third-round bid on Supplemental Draft WR Josh Gordon, according to our own Evan Silva.

Since declaring for July 12's Supplemental Draft, Gordon has earned plenty of praise from media evaluators and this report confirms some NFL teams feel similarly. All four NFC East teams have a third-round pick in the 2013 Draft and we should know more about the interested parties after his Pro Day workout on Tuesday. Now that the third-round appears to be the latest Gordon will be selected, a team using a second-round selection is not out of the question. Terrelle Pryor, Jeremy Jarmon, and Ahmad Brooks are other recent third-round Supplemental Draft picks.
Sat, Jul 7, 2012 01:11:00 PM

Supplemental Draft WR Josh Gordon's reason for forgoing his college eligibility is "purely financial need", according to SI's Tony Pauline.

Gordon redshirted and practiced with Utah last season but jettisoned for the Supplemental Draft before ever stepping on the field for the Utes. Many suspected different reasons for Gordon's departure, since he left Baylor rather than serving a suspension, so it is good to read there were not ulterior motives behind the decision. Gordon is from the Houston area, but it is still odd that his workout is not being held at Utah if the relationship ended on good terms. Instead, Gordon's Pro Day will be held at Rice on Tuesday.
Fri, Jul 6, 2012 05:08:00 PM

NFL hopefuls WR Josh Gordon, RB Ed Wesley, and CB Quaylon Ewing will hold Pro Day workouts for interested teams early next week prior to the July 12 Supplemental Draft.

No locations have been disclosed, but Wesley's workout is expected to take place on Monday and Gordon's on Tuesday. We will certainly pass along which teams sent scouts to the events if that information surfaces, since it should show the interested parties. Gordon has easily received the most attention of the group, even drawing a high second-round grade from former NFL personnel man Russ Lande.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 11:01:00 AM

Sporting News draft analyst Russ Lande has given Supplemental Draft WR Josh Gordon a second-round grade.

Lande cites Gordon's pure physical talent and claims he could be a very productive NFL receiver. "Based purely on film evaluation Gordon is a better prospect than Brian Quick and Stephen Hill," Lande said, putting Gordon's onfield skill over two second-round picks. Lande expects a team to use a third- or fourth-round selection on Gordon because of his upside and potential.
Source: Russ Lande
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 05:55:00 PM

Former Baylor and Utah WR Josh Gordon will enter the Supplemental Draft on July 12.

In 2010, Gordon recorded 42 catches for 714 yards and seven touchdowns but faced an indefinite suspension to start the 2011 season after being charged in a Taco Bell drive-thru for possession of marijuana. Built with a solid frame (6'3/220) and high 4.4 straight-line speed, Gordon offers intriguing physical tools. He spent last season practicing with the Utah Utes but has apparently decided to forgo his eligibility. Gordon joins former TCU running back Ed Wesley as the two currently announced Supplemental Draft candidates.
Mon, Jul 2, 2012 10:18:00 AM

Coming off a strong sophomore season, suspended receiver Josh Gordon has quit the program.

While Baylor has been ramping up QB Robert Griffin’s Heisman campaign, the second-leading receiver from a year ago has left the team. The junior, who is considering transferring to Utah, caught 42 passes for 714 yards (17.0) and seven touchdowns in 2010. Plagued by off-field troubles that included an arrest for marijuana possession, Gordon had been suspended indefinitely by coach Art Briles for violation of team rules. The Bears are loaded at receiver, however, with five returning starters who caught at least 40 passes last season led by Kendall Wright’s 78.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 12:21:00 PM