ESPN: Cleveland Browns Josh Gordon Can Be a Superstar

December 2, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (13) catches a pass and runs for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

There’s never been a doubt when it comes to the talent of Cleveland Browns wide receiver, Josh Gordon. Blessed with elite tools, Gordon has the ability to launch himself into stardom, at least according to ESPN who suggests that the wideout can be a superstar in the Browns current offense – assuming he keeps his head on straight.

Per ESPN Cleveland:

In his second year, Gordon can be a superstar in this offense if he can avoid drifting off the straight and narrow. His two-game suspension at the start of the season for testing positive for, he said, codeine, will either be a wake-up call or the beginning of the end for him. Gordon’s physical skills are elite and he is only 22 years old. The Browns need to surround him with a support group. Adding Bess, a respected veteran player, was a good start. It will be interesting to see if Bess takes Gordon under his wing or is indifferent with his new team. Bess also looms as an important asset for Brandon Weeden, who desperately needs a dependable third-down target. Bess is one of the best at that. Little had a noticeable turnaround in the second half of last season and could reach another level in this offense. Benjamin is the fastest player on offense, but his durability and ball security are ongoing concerns. Nelson, like Bess, could be a valuable addition. He has the size Turner likes in receivers, though he specialized with Buffalo in the slot, which figures to be the province of Bess. Cooper and Norwood have size and durability issues going against them.

Like many before him, Gordon’s success and failures are dependent on himself. Should be interesting to see if Gordon can handle the pressure so many have struggled with.

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Josh Gordon

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