By Ryan Liszeski
Only sixteen days away from training camp and the Browns made one more splash. They went out and grabbed a potential number 1 wide receiver in Josh Gordon. With the Browns selecting Gordon in the 2nd round of today’s NFL Supplemental Draft, they will forfeit their 2013 2nd round pick. At 6’3 and 225 pounds he is by far the largest receiver on the roster and has the most on his shoulders. Having 21 of 32 teams interested in your ability has to make anyone nervous.
The Browns continue their pipeline in Baylor with this choice. Previous pick Phil Taylor seemed to give a great recommendation before even meeting with Head Coach Pat Shurmur as well as Tom Heckert from league sources. I’m not saying this guy is a savior and will lead to multiple Super Bowls, it just seems like another solid foundation piece into a very young team. This should silence some fans that complained about not getting a big name wide receiver in the draft or free agency. We will soon find out in the upcoming weeks on how well Gordon meshes with the team. There are very few years when a player with this much hype is coming out of the Supplemental Draft.
Just remember the last player to be taken in the Supplemental Draft by the Browns was a great quarterback named Bernie Kosar in 1985. The Browns
can only hope this pick turns out like the last.