|Browns use first supplemental pick since 1985 to select Josh Gordon
BY JEREMY SOMERVILLE
BROWNS BEAT WRITER
The Cleveland Browns rebuilding process added another big piece of the puzzle today as the team was able to land former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft.
By selecting Gordon, the Browns will forfeit their 2013 second round selection.
The 6'4" 223 pound speedster is a mixed bag of potential and off the field issues. Gordon has the size, the speed, the hands, and the athleticism to be a number one, big play, wide out in the NFL, but all of the talent will be moot if he hasn't learned from his past mistakes.
While at Baylor he was suspended, then later dismissed from the team after an arrest on a misdemeanor marijuana charge and failed drug test. He then left the program to go to Utah where he never played before leaving to enter in the Supplemental Draft for financial reasons.
In his only season at Baylor he caught 42 passes for 714 yards and scored seven touchdowns.
His addition is just the latest in Browns GM Tom Heckert's rebuilding of the sad and stagnant Cleveland offense this off season. With his first three picks in the 2012 NFL draft he selected running back Trent Richardson, quarterback Brandon Weeden, and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, giving the struggling franchise and influx of young talent, with endless potential, that, if reached will give the team hope in the NFL's toughest division.
Gordon was the only player selected in this years Supplemental Draft and the first player the Browns have taken in the event since they took Bernie Kosar in 1985.
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POSTED 07/13/2012 12:48