Posted July 12, 2012 on
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The Browns have selected former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the NFL's supplemental draft
Gordon's selection, the only pick Thursday, fills a need for the Browns, who must forfeit their second-round pick in the 2013 draft. Gordon was suspended for marijuana as a junior in 2011 at Baylor. He transferred to Utah, but decided not to play.
He caught 42 passes for 714 yards and seven touchdowns in 2010.
The Browns were one of nearly two dozen teams to attend his workout this week. He measured at 6-foot-3, 224 pounds and ran the 40 in 4.52 seconds.
Browns general manager Tom Heckert had targeted wide receiver Kendall Wright, Gordon's former college teammate, in the draft. But after Wright was taken the team selected quarterback Brandon Weeden, who will now have another target to throw to.
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Former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon worked out for several NFL teams Tuesday during his pro day in Houston and the Cowboys were one of them.
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Former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon ran a 4.52 40-yard dash in front of representatives from 21 teams at his pro day Tuesday, according to the Houston Chronicle.
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Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden may have received a little extra help today as Cleveland drafted former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon in the NFL’s supplemental draft (Credit: AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cleveland Browns drafted former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft.
The Browns will now give up a second round pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
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