The Browns bid on free agent receivers this off-season only to get outbid. Then they seemed to just miss on all the top receiver prospects in the draft leading to them picking every other position 1 first. The supplemental draft has seemed to grow in stature over the last few years with Terrelle Pryor’s name. Now the Browns appear to be interested in Josh Gordon according to Nate Ulrich by way of Pro Football Talk.
The Browns were also interested in Gordon’s former Baylor teammate Kendall Wright before the draft. Some scouts have deemed Gordon to be superior to Wright, who went 20th overall to the Titans in April.
The talking heads around the league seem to indicate that it might take a second round draft pick commitment in order to secure Gordon’s services. So if the Browns want Gordon, they’ll submit a bid of a round they would like to draft him. If they’re the team with the highest round and worst record submitting for that round, they’ll get the right to draft the player while forfeiting the corresponding round once the regular draft rolls around.
If Gordon truly will cost a second round pick, the Browns better be very sure that Gordon can be a legit starter to make that gamble. Second round draft picks are nothing to be tossed aside on longshots.
Like Greg Little, Gordon had an entire year off of football after being dismissed from Baylor and transferring to Utah. Unlike Greg Little, Gordon is evoking comparisons (by some) to Calvin Johnson, Terrell Owens, and A.J. Green. He’s 6’4″ tall, 220 pounds and “could” run 4.4 or faster in the 40 at his pro day. Take all that with a grain of salt and read both the proponents and skeptics at Mocking the Draft.
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