The Cleveland Browns have selected former Baylor WR Josh Gordon in the second round of the NFL Supplemental Draft, according to multiple sources.
Jason LaCanfora was the first to break the news.
Cleveland is desperately seeking WR help to go along with their first round QB from the 2012 draft, Brandon Weeden. The Browns used their second first round pick to take Weeden after selecting Alabama RB Trent Richardson in the top five.
Taking Richardson and Weeden kept the Browns from getting any of the elite receivers in the draft. They’ll now pair up Gordon with WR Greg Little. Both receivers are big and athletic but both are raw.
The Browns offense now figures to sport a very young cast of starters. The team could potentially have rookies at QB, WR and RB. Little will be in just his second NFL season.
Some experts predicted that Gordon would have been a top ten draft pick in 2013 if he decided to play another year of college ball. Instead, he’ll be fighting for a starting position in 2012.
Gordon visited the Browns last Thursday and Friday. Cleveland has the second pick in each round of the Supplemental Draft. Only the Buffalo Bills picked before them. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Browns appear to be the only team to put in a claim in the second round.
You can read a scouting report on Gordon here.