Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Josh Gordon Makes Tempting Supplemental Pick

Can a Baylor Bear fly like an Eagle?

Twenty-five years after the Philadelphia Eagles selected future star Cris Carter in the NFL Supplemental Draft, the Birds may be on the verge of selecting another wide receiver from the same source.

Josh Gordon is believed worthy of teams sacrificing a 2013 second or third-round pick in Thursday’s Supplemental Draft.

The 6’3, 222-pound receiver formerly of Baylor had 42 catches for 714 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2010.

In addition to the usual drills that one would run at the February Combine (which included a 4.52 on the 40-yard dash), Gordon also passed a urine test, which is crucial, given that his suspension, and undoing, at Baylor involved a failed test (Gordon says it was for marijuana).

Gordon also took the Wonderlic test, where his actual score was not revealed, but analyst Tony Pauline reported that it was “equal to a score teams want from a quarterback.”

Between Josh Gordon’s athletic capability, demonstration of cognitive aptitude, and clean bladder, the one-time target for No. 2 pick Robert Griffin III will tempt a number of teams, particularly the 21 who watched Gordon go to work on Tuesday. Come Thursday’s draft, they’ll have to decide if they’re willing to mortgage a high future pick for his services.

The Philadelphia Eagles, who were also represented at Gordon’s Pro Day, will have to make that same decision.

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