Josh Gordon’s name has been the subject of many conversations in the past few days, despite missing the entire 2011 season. The former Baylor and Utah wide receiver has declared for Thursday’s supplemental draft, making him a coveted prospect for a number of teams.
Naturally, the Cleveland Browns are considered to be in the mix for Gordon. With such a glaring need for receivers, the team is leaving no stone unturned. However, with such an interest in Gordon, it is suspected that a team might need to use a pick as high as the second round for him. Whatever pick is used by the team that lands him will be forfeited in the 2013 draft.
Gordon is 6-4, 220 pounds and is expected to have 40-yard times in the 4.4s or better. That’s a player the Browns could certainly use, but will he be worth the risk? He’s been said to be as good – or better – than his former teammate Kendall Wright, who was the 20th overall pick in April’s draft, but he was suspended for the 2011 season following a marijuana arrest. He transferred to Utah, but rather than play this season, he chose to enter the supplemental draft due to financial reasons.
In 2010, Gordon caught 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns.
Is he worth the potential second-round pick?