Based on the last two days of speculation, one would think wide receiver Josh Gordon could forgo his NFL career and walk right into the Hall of Fame. Talk centered around the possibility of Gordon running a sub 4.4 40-yard dash and showing off skills that eclipsed players like his former teammate Kendall Wright, who was selected 20th overall in April’s draft.
After Tuesday, Gordon showed that he is, in fact, human. He ran a 4.52 40, which isn’t great, but is certainly above average for a guy who is 6-3, 224 pounds.
The Cleveland Browns are still likely interested in Gordon, who hasn’t played football since 2010. He could be drafted as high as the second or third round in Thursday’s supplemental draft, so the team better be sure it wants him; that corresponding pick will be given up in the 2013 NFL draft.