Cleveland Browns: 5 Bold predictions for 2018
By Randy Gurzi
3. Josh Gordon tops 1,500 yards receiving
There’s probably no player fans are happier to see having a quiet offseason than wide receiver Josh Gordon. Originally a second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft, Gordon quickly became a play maker for the Browns.
In his second season in the league, he was the No. 1 pass catcher in terms of yardage. Hopes were high that this was just the beginning, but then the bottom fell out.
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Gordon started to rack up suspensions with the league and sat out for nearly three full seasons before finally getting back into the action late last year. He showed glimpses of his play making during his five games, which was impressive given the amount of time off he had.
Now he enters 2018 with a full offseason of work and no black clouds hanging over his head. He’s also got some more weapons around him to limit double teams in coverage and a veteran quarterback in Tyrod Taylor who can take advantage when Gordon does get those opportunities.
The results should be great and out third bold prediction is that Gordon will resemble his 2013 self and go for at least 1,500 yards receiving for Cleveland.